Abstraction is Homeless : Juan Alcazaren, Argie Bandoy, Jonathan Olazo and Bernardo Pacquing
Abstraction and Abstract Expressionism, the major styles of non-representational form, is increasingly out of fashion in the contemporary art world. Popular perception is that it has no content, is too niche and lacking in the skill required to be ‘good art’. As such, current interests in Figurative Realism continue to dominate exhibitions, with little interest in looking at current trends in Abstraction today.
Abstraction is Homeless – the title a playful nod to the its current unpopularity – attempts to activate a conversation around four artists well respected for their dedication to form, line and mark making, outside the logics of representation. Monumental in scale and alternating between painting and objects the exhibition is a sensory experience around the subject matter of non-figurative art. Dynamic and rebellious, cerebral and contemplative, each artist shares their formal inventions to create new personally significant content. Acting as meditation points, this constellation of loose energies then becomes a process of expansion and contraction around complex esoteric notions of artistic inquiry and personal reflection. A temporary ‘home’ to generate new discussion and interests around this under appreciated field.
Exhibition runs from 21 July - 19 August 2012.