He chooses fragile materials that he weaves, knots, suspends, sometimes playing with the influence of gravity, which he uses to his advantage. A keen observer, he seizes the moment and the detail to create work of unusual and poetic balance.
JOCELYNE SANTOS is a color magician.
As much in her paintings as in her sculptures, contrasting tones are juxtaposed with harmony, giving birth to unexpected chromatic variations. We never complete our discovery of her palette. New nuances invite surprise, illusions dazzle our eyes, and that which is hidden in the work ends up being its main concern.
SHAWN STIPLING works with perception.
Space is always present, suggested by clever crossings and misleading offsets that generate new virtual planes. The simplicity of his line is only an appearance: executed by hand, it still takes on a deliberately mechanical look. Confiding to us, the thin edges of his works retain traces of superposed layers of paint, revealing what is behind the scenes.
BOGUMILA STROJNA fabricates space.
Her works can be on the wall, laid on the ground or sometimes married to the construction of the site that hosts them. Although often playful, her work has the rigor of architecture. While being in an ongoing search for materials in which she favors the industrial, her approach cannot be dissociated from the human; the refuge and the abode, a utopian space to inhabit.
Girls Only is thrilled to announce an exhibition celebrating the work of 15 contemporary female artists working in India. Spanning photography, performance, installation, sculpture, film, video, written word, textiles, drawing and painting, this exhibition seeks to demonstrate the staggering capacity that, while considerably and comparably underrepresented, young women remain at the forefront of radical art practice in India today.
Beginning as a studio residency program in New York, with five consecutive shows in London as well as an experimental exhibition/installation in Copenhagen, Girls Only has been supporting, celebrating and promoting the work of young female artists since its inception in 2014. Girls Only locates its genesis in the imbalance of representation of women in exhibitions and galleries, however resists reduction to a reactionist statement that could potentially reaffirm or reposition the binary between sexes in the arts. Girls Only pursues equality between female and male artists by seeking to level the playing field: seeing a drought in opportunities for the former, it aims at providing precisely the space, time, and occasion for these to materialise.
Girls Only will be hosted by Ministry of New, a design-inspired collaborative workspace for independent professionals looking to be part of an international, creative community.
This exhibition will travel to London to be on view at Cob Gallery in London during summer 2016. Above image and background: Shreya Dev Dube.
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