Masters of Light
14 May - 06 Jun 2015
The art works included in this exhibition are very different from one another, but they do have one characteristic in common. They report on the magic of light – to venture on a tautology: they reveal its power to reveal. The Korean artist Hwang Seontae and the British painter Ben Johnson depict interior spaces that are defined and moulded by the light that fills them. Moto Waganari’s network sculptures are penetrated by light. His figures cast shadows, doubles of themselves, against the wall. Lee Jeonglok, also Korean, uses photography to make images of trees that seem to be illuminated by the force of the life pulsing within them – trunks, branches, twigs, leaves, all ablaze with a violent life force.
Jamil Naqsh | The Muse, Messengers & Miniatures
11 Jun - 11 Jul 2015
Jamil Naqsh’s work is increasingly an elaboration of a private mythology – but a mythology that is, nevertheless, deeply rooted in the culture the artist belongs to. This mythology is, above all else, romantic. Romantic, both in the sense that it involves a backward glance, or a series of backward glances, to the Indian subcontinent’s princely past, and also, in a very different way, to the tradition of courtly love that flourished within that social context.