With his poignant compositions Lanfranco Quadrio conveys a deep spectrum of emotional torment around the fragility of the human spirit. The all-embracing installation depicting Quadrio’s reinterpretation of ‘Inferno’ occupies one whole room of the gallery providing the fulcrum of the show. A selection of canvasses and works on paper complement the presentation of this latest body of work.
The paintings by Ruozhe Xue, in contrast, straddle the thin line between realism and dreamlike, surreal imagery. His canvasses are pervaded by a cryptic aura, skillfully emphasized through the use of dark tones that cast a sense of timelessness and suspension upon the figures. The missing context, very often hidden or dissipating into vagueness, eludes any plausible attempt to unravel the enigma.