acrylic on canvas
diptych 2 x 90.17 x 59.69 cm 2018
“hand shakes enbody the visual symbol to mark the clear differences between the haves and the have nots, the privileged and the hard workers. a wordplay between ‘dedication’ & ‘daddy gives’.the artworld today is displays examples of this contrast; historically collecotrs genuinely came from old money, inherited wealth and opporturtunity versus modern collectors who are more frequently hard working and entreprenuerial.
opening: september 20, 6-8pm
exhibition: 20 sep - 21 oct
At the @biwako_biennale in japan @emericchantier presents a new sculpture embodying a young female kneeling in the famous “seiza” position from the edo culture of japan. seiza (正座 or 正坐, literally meaning "proper sitting") is a formal way of sitting in japanese culture.
this body posture originates from the samurai, who would adopt this body posture during military and diplomatic discussions. once synonymous with suffering, the seiza position today symbolises the notions of respect, calm and humility adopted in japanese daily life. emeric's "seiza" sculpture invites us to travel to the sixteenth century.
Yiu chi leung
80 x 80 cm
oil on canvas
yiu chi leung composes his creations featuring destroyed cars with what he calls “a chinese eye”, meaning he is able to use beauty to portray his subjects and convey an important narrative. speaking of current affairs in hong kong culture, the topic of “car disposal” is a much discussed matter within hong kong, the artist uses this prevalent affair as a medium to raise a dialogue and super imposing angels as a messenger of rebirth and regeneration. this is how he see’s hong kong.
Look out asia! adeline calosci solo exhibition coming soon at @a2zgalleryhk
stay tuned... this october "to satisfy a desire is a dangerous issue: even if it can lead us to self-fulfilment, it can destroy us, become tragic. desire is always confronted with the norm, conventions and the forbidden. desire invites us either to transgress an order or, on the contrary, to follow it. it is from these tensions that we are forced to build ourselves as individuals ". adeline calosci