December 9, 2020 - January 20, 2020
Fade and Float
Fading away and floating through time and space. The title uses both of these verbs which describe the ethereal transition from solid matter into the undefined. In these works, colour and light are treated as much as a subject as they are aesthetic devices. The bleaching, or softening of the palette within these works is a movement towards light and is in essence part of a process of letting go: letting go of mass and letting go of form. The compositions are a combination of architectural forms, organic stone sculptures, squiggly lines, shards of glass, pieces of marble and foam, colour palettes and fragments of memories. There is no hierarchy in the mass of these objects as there is no gravity to anchor to. All of these are balanced between chaos and stillness, as if everything has been jumbled together and thrown into the air and captured in a frame. There is an uncertainty to the direction of movement - to what can be defined as falling, and what is being projected - which is an intentional tool conveying the beauty of those moments in between peace and chaos. After the explosion and before the rubble has landed there is a calm. A moment where nothing is definable. Where everything is floating, and everything is fading into light. The three dimensional space in which I have placed these works refer to early 80’s crude graphics when a digital image of the world was being constructed, using a naïve and as yet unevolved technology.
Athier, Paris 2019