Art Toronto | SOLO
Solo Exhibition – Booth S8
Contemporary Art Fair ART TORONTO
With Galerie D’Este
October 26-29, 2018
Solo studio visit interview (extract):
What works can we expect to see at Art Toronto 2018?
The works I will be presenting at the fair emanate from a new series on the theme of the explorer and self-transformation. This series took shape partly in relation to the reading of the 1961 science-fiction novel Solaris, by the writer Stanislaw Lem. In this story, scientists and space explorers who are studying a new planet and form of life, are forced into unsettling introspective experiences while being confronted by apparitions of their past. As they explore the unknown at the limit of the universe, the story reminds us that mystery also lies within ourselves. I was drawn by this proposition, that we carry unknown worlds, and that the past is, as the future is, unpredictable. A quote from the poet T.S. Eliot, which I have integrated in one of the drawings that will be exhibited at the fair, both summarizes and opens the ideas around this research:
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
More concretely, I will be presenting a series of drawings and 3-dimensional paper-cut objects made of charcoal on paper. Along with an exploration of the surface of the paper, I am interested in how drawing can meet sculptural and narrative form. I wish the work will be an invitation to enter into an introspective and dreamlike space, carrying those ideas about time travel, discovery and unknown land.