2022.7.29 - 8.20

There is no reason to accord more importance to the invisible than to the visible, nor vice versa. 
What really matters is the mystery evoked by the visible and the invisible.

from Michel Foucault(1926~1984), Ceci n'est pas une pipe, 1975

Although objet is French with the meaning of things, objects, etc. in general, in art, it refers to the intrinsic way of existence of an object that destroys everyday rational consciousness in response to a subject. It refers to an object with a symbolic function that arouses latent desires and fantasies in the viewer by separating and insulating objects or parts that have nothing to do with art from their original everyday use. This method coincides with the process in which a new poetic language is formed by the unconscious synthesis of language. All objects used in daily life have their own uses, functions, or unique meanings. However, once these objects are used as objets, their original uses or functions lose their meaning, It is possible to obtain certain associations or strange effects that we have never experienced before.

from Art, Monthly ART Press, 2017

Anna Nero deals with the possibilities of various styles of images, expressions and drawings. She is drawn by the things around her. The shape, material, function, character or line, brush strokes, and squares of something banal, formal, everyday, trendy, sometimes vulgar, silly, become 'things', or even become 'narratives' that dance, seduce and contradict each other. She also questions the life of objects through sexuality, religious fetishism, and animism. By mixing icons, paintings as artifacts, illusions about space or objects, and coincidences, it explores the relationship between humans and objects.

Most of her work begins with systematic grids and patterns, which are then overlaid with gestures and forms. Grids make it easier for artists to place objects or gestures on the canvas. Through this process, the painting crosses between smooth geometric shapes and bold, playful brushstrokes. The canvas is constructive and intuitive, rigorous and humorous. In addition, she shows an excellent sense of contextualizing images freely between the sacred and the secular, representation and abstraction, influenced by the multicultural and multi-religion experienced as a Jew and immigrant. In this way, her work presents a rich sense of sensibility by moving between various poles.

Fortune Hunter was born in Dortmund, Germany and raised in La Paz, Bolivia. He moved to Montreal, Canada, where he obtained a degree in mechanical engineering from Concordia University. After learning the basics of painting from his mother, who was a painter, he developed painting techniques by self-taught. He was particularly impressed by the urban art movement of artists such as the Montreal-based multi-artist group EN MASSE, and began painting in earnest.

He conveys specific messages and emotions through everyday objects. They are interesting, mysterious, and sometimes used in unexpected contexts to create new realities. Or one can think of it as a visual representation of a unique, abstract setting of dreams, memories, and thoughts. They are intrinsically linked to the subconscious mind. The artist said, “I think that my artistic activity is an activity of the unknown self that moves between the physical world and the subconscious. I believe that the human multifaceted experience unfolds and unfolds somewhere between these two universes.” He has endless curiosity to continue his pictorial inquiry between the status quo and the new discourse of the future.