"The only thing that matters to me is to deal with time. And what frightens me most is never to be on time, to be outdated. My way of answering this challenge is to be permanently against the current " ( J.A. )
In the artworks of Joël Andrianomearisoa the time unfolds through a past time, the time of production, of dream and of design, constructed through a continuous ambivalent movement of affirmation and negation, made of constant pairs of opposing forces: build/deconstruct, bend/explain, fill/drain and a present time, the time of the fulfilled and of the observer, at one time constantly evolving, imperceptibly past and future, simultaneously receptacle of design, memory, expectation and curiosity.
"The work arises from various manipulations that lead me to the final result. When I set up an installation, I do not imagine its finality. I know the elements that compose it, but in the intant I set them up I discover something else. And that is when the work makes sense." ( J.A. )
The works on show are monochrome installations created with a soft, brittle and ephemeral material such as paper.
Hsiao Chin (Hsiao Chin: the Odyssey 1953-1994, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, 1995, p. 49. Interview by Wai-lim Yip)
Hsiao Chin (born in 1935) is a master of abstract painting. His art combines elements of Eastern culture and spirituality with a deep knowledge of Western art.
His works has been shown in variuos institutions and museums, among the others the National Art Museum of China in Beijing, Zhongshan Museum of Art, Guangdong Museum of Art, Shanghai Art Museum, Liege Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Belgium.
On October 2015 the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, in Taichung, Taiwan, inaugurated his retrospective solo exhibition.
His artworks explore the concept of failure in the visual dialogue between utter surface and inner content, between past and present, between figuration and abstraction.
Jigger Cruz is a young Filipino artist already well known by the most important auction houses of the world. He studied Fine Arts at the Far Eastern University in the Philippines and design at De La Salle-College of St. Benilde.
(The Whys and the Wherefores, Elio Marchegiani, 2016)