through the water doors

5 Dec 2007 – 22 Dec 2007

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Fluk Factory

London, United Kingdom


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'through the water doors'


'through the water doors', artists caio locke and faran lodhi exhibiting their work frm 5th - 22 December 2007 .

Time, light, energy, atmosphere, and human existence within this matrix, are themes that connect the paintings. The use of architectural perspective allows for a compositional depth in which these elements can interact, whilst a balance is retained not only in the composition as a whole but also within the detailed sections of each painting. The buildings and structures that often form the framework for the compositions, and the people that inhabit them, are either wholly imagined or taken from disparate sources and brought together to create a sense of the mythical or surreal. In particular, the colonial buildings are depicted in such a way as to create dreamlike extensions of reality. The architecture represents either a fixed place in time or, through the juxtaposition of architecture from different historical periods, a sense of timelessness. Each painting is highly self-expressive, reflecting a period of consciousness or a convergence of different periods of consciousness. The complexity of some of these paintings borders on the edge of chaos so it is important to retain a strong sense of where this border lies throughout the creative process.

As a whole, the series represents an ascent within consciousness. Through the Water Doors refers to the threshold between the conscious and subconscious and the flow of ideas and thoughts between the two. These are expressed throughout the paintings in the form of vortices and exposed space. The decisions that precede important breakthroughs in these compositions are almost completely intuitive and seem to overlay actual yet inaccessible knowledge

faran lodhi
for fluk factory

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