TEMPLATE (LIQUID FRICTIONS)

Liquid Frictions brings together the work of 15 artists from around the world who draw and extract from a myriad of present conditions and histories. Presented within the context of a unique imaginary space designed by Italian architect Riccardo Fornoni, the space exists as a combination of ancient ruination, traditional architectural forms and contemporary sensibilities. It is a digital experience that looks both backwards and forwards, providing a stimulating environment for a collection of paintings reflecting on the factors that are continuously shaping our personal and collective understanding of how we live in the parameters of history, and how that has informed the creation of our contemporary narratives. Hand in hand, the exhibition deals with what it means to engage with painting today, together with the idea of painting as an inquiry tool, a set of questions, a means of sampling from the world around us, as well as a vehicle from which many realities and dimensions can be experienced. + Read more

Throughout the exhibition, a series of contrasting themes, ideas and explorations present us with contradictions and polarities. Every work exists within a fluid state, an outburst of the multiple, where a collection of reflections, concerns, relationships and experiences are brought to the fore for them to continue to exist and develop through us, in our minds and imaginations. The works in Liquid Frictions present us with scenes within the context of private and public spaces, popular culture and social media, as well as the depiction of women in painting, androgyny, religious iconography, psychological landscapes, healing bodies of water, organic temples and voids undefined by figurative subject matter.

Within Liquid Frictions, and painting more broadly, the works exist as a series of samples. Slices of the outer world, glimpses of inner worlds, snippets of sensations, ideas, philosophies, art histories, of us…of what we deem important, unimportant, of what we desire and what we can imagine. There is an extraction and distillation process that leads to what a painting depicts. It’s a method under constant negotiation and subject to change, as we continue to bring what we learn to the conversation the sense of exploration expands, as new work has the possibility of redefining and recontextualising what it was that came before, and after. Sampling is to get a fragment that shows, suggests or at times even confronts us with what the rest could be, what lies here but also beyond. This has been a constant in painting from its origins and remains relevant today. In a different sense of the word, sampling could also exist as information that we gather in response to a question, usually because we seek answers–– but the sample is never the conclusion nor a guarantee that it’ll take us to one, we however, take chances and dig deep. + Read more

In Liquid Frictions, intuitive, absurd, decolonial, anthropomorphic, bodily and animalistic forces come together to orchestrate a situation that at times, alludes to a narrative but that is ultimately reflecting upon a range of modes of communication, living and healing.

The exhibition provides counter-voices and alternative views beyond a self-reverential fine art sphere, as the artists offer a range of insights into fantastical dimensions, emotional experiences, complex histories as well as societal realities and mythologies

The artists within Liquid Frictions openly broaden conversations, give a voice, and continue to process and deepen our understanding of the world around us, and our place in it.hdhdhdjdj

ARTWORKS

Maddalena Tesser

Lo spettacolo e nulla, 2021
Acrylic and oil on cotton canvas
210 x 175 cm

Ellen Siebers

August I, 2021
Oil on bevelled birch panel
30.5 x 30.5cm

Maria Andrievskaya

Marina, 2022
Oil on linen
200 x 160 cm

Paula Turmina

Crivelli’s hand, 2022
Oil on canvas
170 x 175 cm

Maria Andrievskaya

Metamorphosis, 2022
Oil on linen
200 x 160 cm

Maddalena Tesser

Origine, 2021
Acrylic and oil on cotton canvas
210 x 175 cm

Sebastián Hidalgo

Espina (Spine), 2018
Oil on canvas
51.5 x 43 cm

J. Carino

Agave, 2022
Acrylic on canvas
89 x 152.4 cm

Armig Santos

Reflejo (1999), 2022
Oil on canvas
183 x 137 cm

Rosalind Howdle

Wide-Eye Ecstasy, 2022
Oil on canvas
260 x 240 cm (diptych: 180 x 130 cm each)

Kora Moya Rojo

Anemoia, 2022
Oil and acrylic on canvas
87 x 134.5 cm

Maddalena Tesser

The concert, 2021
Acrylic and oil on cotton canvas
210 x 300 cm

Yoab Vera

Circadian Memories #Farolito (Bolero), 2023
Oil-stick and concrete on canvas
80 x 100 cm

Theresa Daddezio

Galea, 2022
Oil on linen
88.9 x 127 cm

Theresa Daddezio

Ice Bloom, 2022
Oil on linen
96.5 x 132 cm

Akwetey Orraca-Tetteh

Love & Ashley (Purple Mountains Majesty), 2022
Oil on canvas
185 x 200 cm

J. Carino

What The Light Falls Upon, 2022
Oil and acrylic on canvas
157.5 x 122 cm

Alexandra Levasseur

Following Rob Brezny’s Advice (with cold hands), 2022
Oil, gouache and glazed ceramics on wood panel
91.4 x 121.9 cm

Sofie Švejdová

Frog, 2022
Oil on canvas
200 x 200 cm

Almendra Bertoni

I hope it slices you in half, 2023
Acrylic on canvas w/ wooden frame
99 x 124.5 cm

James Watkins

The Philosophy of Stones, 2023
Oil, acrylic & oil pastel on canvas
130 x 160cm

Maria Conejo

Consciencia iluminada, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 150 cm

Maria Conejo

El regalo, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 150 cm

Alexandra Levasseur

The Mongrel Queen of Respect, 2022
Glazed ceramics
28 L x 25.5 H x 15.2 W cm

Alexandra Levasseur

Le charme de l’inconnu, 2023
Oil, gouache and glazed ceramics on wood
40.6 x 30.4

Yoab Vera

Recuerditos Cotidianos #Cielito_Lindo, 2022
Oil-stick and concrete on canvas
25 x 20 cm

Akwetey Orraca-Tetteh

Veneer Vogue, 2022
Oil on canvas
20 x 30cm

Alexandra Levasseur

The Water Clock, 2022
Glazed ceramics
17.8 L x 35.5 H x 17.8 W cm

Kora Moya Rojo

Metanoia, 2022
Oil and acrylic on canvas
45 x 61 cm

Alexandra Levasseur

Frequent traveller, 2022
Oil, gouache and glazed ceramics on wood
91.5 x 122 cm

Ellen Siebers

Stargazers (after A.B.D.), 2021
Oil on bevelled birch panel
30.5 x 30.5cm

Joanna van Son

Feral Femme, 2022
Acrylic on cotton
95 x 130 cm

Sebastián Hidalgo

Baile (Dance), 2019
Oil on marble
16 x 10 x 2.2 cm

Sofie Švejdová

Roots in the Cave, 2022
Oil on canvas
150 x 150 cm

Ellen Siebers

Thinking about Vallotton in December, 2022
Oil on bevelled birch panel
30.5 x 30.5cm

Yoab Vera

Recuerditos Cotidianos #El Zacatito, San Ángel, 2023
Oil-stick and concrete on canvas
25 x 20 cm

Annie Brito Hodgin

Tip, 2021
Oil on canvas
76 x 61 cm

Armig Santos

Untitled (Sunrise and Rain), 2022 Oil on canvas 76.2 x 101.6 cm

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