Monday, September 5, 2016

Grenoble! Grenoble!
How I love thee Grenoble!

Ok, that was a slight exaggeration given that 90% of the shops were closed when I visited the city in August. But I wasn't there to shop so I really shouldn't complain.

This said, their museum was very much open and what an amazing museum it is.

The discovery, was quite accidental. The city tourism shop was closed! so I had to ask people on the street if there were any galleries or museums in the city. Given the limited time I had to visit, I thought I could do a quick blitz and be gone.
Boy, was I wrong!

How does one do real justice to this museum? Not easily, is the answer.
The museum is divided into sections. It has its antiquities section and its 17th century to modern & contemporary art collection. The layout, art on display, as well as the staff were all excellent and this is now officially one of my favourite museums.

I have been meaning to write this post for a while now so bear with me if some parts are added later - (including captions of course).

 Hours few by and I was reluctant to leave. The only downside? They had a very tiny African art collection and it all fitted literally in a box, i.e., a small display glass cabinet. More on that another time.

If you get a chance, do visit this incredible art museum, which frankly, must be one of France's best kept secrets.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Hello! How time flies.

So, exhibition news!

I will be showing my new collection in August at a pop-up gallery in Geneva! Howsdat?!!

It was all kind of sudden and very conceptual but you gotta go with the flow sometimes.

This exhibition is different from past shows for various reasons.
For one thing, I will be exhibiting with my dear friend and fellow artist, Magda. We haven't done an exhibition together in so long, it would be interesting to see how our work has evolved since our Espace Diamono days.

For another, the faces are relatively small pieces, which is a departure from my bigger canvas work.

The exhibition is entitled "Parallel(e)" as we work in parallel and have a lot of other (parallel) points in common.

Magda will be showcasing mostly lino work and I will be mostly exhibiting my oil paintings.

The faces collection is an experiment into intuitive painting - which basically means it was more important to use colour to define emotive presence rather than the other way round.

More information and pictures on the exhibition to follow shortly.