“Lost In A Spectacle.” Currently on view at WOAW…


Now on check out at WOAW Gallery in Beijing right until June 24th, 2022 is “Lost in a Spectacle” curated by Saša Bogojev.

Pointing at distinct tones of the relationship in between human character and character at large, the exhibition was conceived by the writer and curator Saša Bogojev and is comprising paintings and sculptures by Laurent Proux, ZacharyOchoa, Gabriel Cortese, Horacio Quiroz, Charles Shedden aka OWVBICS, Jade Thacker, Emilie Stark-Menneg, Josh Jefferson, and Kiko Miyares.

“The spectacle of Character is constantly new, for she is always renewing the spectators. Lifestyle is her most exquisite creation and dying is her pro contrivance to get a good deal of lifetime.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Starting with the term which is been standing for nature’s grandeur and brilliance for generations, “Lost in a Spectacle” is also suggesting humanity’s escalating wrestle to uncover a harmonious place within just its normal habitat. The numerous stages of this regression are portrayed with several techniques by way of which artists are touching the topic of complicated interconnectivity with our inherent surroundings. These include cheerfully savoring the lush environment (Cortese) or even mixing with its features (Quiroz),feeling baffled and displaced in the wilderness (Proux), repurposing its factors as superficial decoration (Shedden, Stark-Menneg), turning irrationally harmful in direction of it(Ochoa, Miyares), and inevitably dissolving into its essence, the abstract organic and natural forms(Thacker, Jefferson). Experimenting with the strategies and embracing the abundance of visible influences all-around us, these functions are to some extent channeling everything from romanticism’s idealization of mother nature to impressionism’s urge to depict the switching features of daily life, all while preserving the awareness concentrated on the environmental and human problem considerations.

Conveyed through various designs of painting, complex strategies, and even mediums, the complete presentation is imbued with an environment of pulsating vivacity and relentless progress. Expansion, which at moments is set to test by our senseless, self-centered steps, only to instantaneously remind us that we’re nothing but speckles in its greatness. Having difficulties to make the greatest out of a blink of an eternity which we understand as a life time, in a figurative and literal way we are a lot more and far more evidently lost in a spectacle of character.


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