THIS IS DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE
15.01.17 - 19.03.17
THIS IS DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE presents three contemporary artists whose practice evidences a visual communication with a key family member or companion.
HIROYUKI DOI is a Japanese draughtsman whose concentric mappings form a meditated response to the loss of his brother. These monochromatic and often mesmeric essays take up to three months to complete, for they serve to honour the memory of a relationship which only continues in this, its newly discovered form.
The figurative oeuvre of NIGEL KINGSBURY employs apparently simple mark-making to create an ethereal and effortless community. These female forms are based on the women who were close to the artist, those who cared for him and those for whom he cared, effortlessly transformed by pencil and time into mighty gestures of love.
The intimate testimonies of HARALD STOFFERS reveal the graphic inner life of a non-stop conceptual art-maker. Addressed to the mother with whom he still shares his primary relationship, these edgy abstracted texts adapt the conventions of letter-writing into a lifelong practice of tiny paper shavings and vast confessional scrolls.