Works on Paper is a unique exhibition featuring a selection of local and international artists, including representation from Australia, Austria, Hong Kong, Israel, Kenya, Korea, Portugal and the UK. The show aims to explore a variety of themes unveiled through the texture and materiality of paper, from watercolours and prints to photographs and drawings, we are offered an in depth understanding of the contemporary art practice using paper as the primary medium.
The current body of work by the artist Anat Maoz, The Diary, uses drawing to engage with intimate contents like family, living space, and little social situations such as a family holiday. In the wake of a family trip around Australia a few years ago, Maoz started collecting the airsickness bags distributed in airplanes, and since then she has produced an extensive series of paintings. Working with ready-made materials, both at the conceptual level and in terms of the platform chosen, allows an intimate glimpse of the artists’ daily life and world. The paintings were made quickly, seeking to capture mundane situations presented by objects - the paper bags - which symbolize the potential for disaster, failure, rejection and anxiety. Christoph Langeder tries to combine fine, detailed elements with modern techniques and colours. He finds important that his paintings always have something that catches the view of the observer. For example, he loves to show motives that are in movement and to work with a very impulsive and fast brushstroke. On the other hand, he also likes to focus on details that give a special meaning to the painting. His portraits are very precise; he captures the personality of the portrayed person in each of these drawings.
You are warmly welcome to join us for a drink with the artists at the opening night of WORKS ON PAPER at The Brick Lane Gallery-The Annexe open from 6pm-8.30pm on Wednesday 2nd March 2016.
ANAT MAOZ | ANDRE CAZLEY | CHLOE KWAN SIN LIU | CHRISTOPH LANGEDER | GEORGIA LOW | GUAPO | JONG HUN HA | KLARA SMITH | SUE WHITMORE | ZOYA GODOROJA-PRIECKAERTS