Unearthed: An Exhibition by Antoinette Rozan and Vincent Cazeneuve/Wensen Qi
Why We Recommend it
Two French artists dig deep into their own psyche to unearth the hidden bind between nature and human beings.
The word “unearth” implies bringing to light something forgotten or hidden. Through this exhibition, Rozan and Qi borrow their own psyche as the subject and explore further with their medium to give forms to their discoveries and art in their own separate ways.
To Rozan (b. 1970), nature is a mirror. She hopes that her works convey what she has discovered throughout her life and artistic journey: to not judge ourselves too much and to find joy in life.
Qi’s (b.1977) recent bodiless lacquer works are inspired by the humble sacks of rice burlap that were patiently darned by an old lady in Sichuan. He was immediately touched by their raw, yet poetic beauty. For him, these lacquer paintings are primitive representations of abstract deities from mysterious civilisations that never existed, an emanation of spirituality without gods. Works where the tactile softness of polished lacquer meets the rough texture of rust, cement, ash creating a complex and rich visual sensation.
The opening reception on 1 June 2019 also sees a guest appearance from renowned magician Stefan Leyshon.