Richie Culver + David Hanes
Fate & Fortune
19 marzo – 23 aprile 2022
Via della Seggiola, 9 – 00186 – Roma
Our life appears to be to be full of activities and outstanding adventures but, after place below the proper point of view, it becomes no extra than a small section in the straight line of background. From the minute we are born we consistently struggle for our survival, then, at some issue, we get distracted and we die without even noticing it.
The astonishing electrical power of our minds convinces us of anything entirely diverse. We misjudge the great importance of our everyday living when compared to the historical past of the environment, reassuring ourselves that our existences are a central portion of the natural buy of things.
The human mind, absolutely exclusive in the animal kingdom, has the gift of imagination. It can conceive scenarios that overcome our insignificant physical opportunities. Our minds are not just creating new scenarios but are actively adapting our behaviors to the new so-referred to as realities.
We begin preparing our life considering the fact that the moment we get the skill to believe. What job, how many little ones, cats and in what houses. This motion picture-like projection of our long term is a sort of draft to observe a lot more than an aim to go after. It is a eyesight of what has to rightfully occur to us.
The idea of destiny springs from this imaginative delusion. It is supposed like an invisible hand that pushes us away from the path we imagined. Superior and terrible luck are the names we give to these forces, based on no matter if they guide us toward or away from our goal. As soon as we made a decision in which harbor to dock, we create a route and we start rowing like determined, oblivious of remaining shed at sea.
Destiny is the title of our tide. It is what reminds us that, no matter the strength of our arms or the length of the oars, our spot will be unique from what we imagined. It will be because we in no way in fact had the chance to trace our route and, primarily, simply because we can not even contend with the power of the currents. Luck, undesirable luck, fate: all forces created up to deny our impossibility to dominate the gatherings through our freewill.
In this historic second the thought of future is in particular appropriate. It is the very first time in the background of the current generations that everyone received hit by the very same unpredictable storm. We all truly feel we ought to be granted payment for what happened. All people would seem to imagine a gigantic injustice happened and that, at some level, the destiny should really be held accountable for its conduct.
At the time we would have anticipated some sort of divine justice to get action but today, we complain as is if we ended up seniors in line at the post-business. We want someone to make up for what was taken from us. We want a refund for a carousel that stopped working.
Human romance with fate, both feral and childish, is central to the job that set jointly Richie Culver and David Hanes for their duo exhibit at White Sound Gallery.
Just one of the beginning points was that, even immediately after having recognized the existence of increased forces, human beings nevertheless think to be in a position to understand and tackle them. We suppose the existence of a god to justify the immensity of the not known surrounding us. We then demand from customers that the exact almighty architect would listen to some naive prayers whispered by the bed.
Culver and Hanes are fascinated by this conflicting dynamic and they dig into it through a painting corpus. Richie Culver’s canvases stick to his uncooked and sharp poetic with incisive texts about destiny and fortune composed in a nihilist lettering.
The confrontation with the messages transmitted by the textual content can take position not only on a linguistic level, it gets to be a actual physical conflict with the significant-sized canvases. Culver’s filthy, instinctual gesture is the accurate communicator and the signifier alone gets to be the that means.
David Hanes concentrates his operate on the deepest iconography individuals have designed by means of the historical past to stand for their partnership with destiny. Transversal icons, archetypal in their simplicity: childlike, quick figures generally taken from tarot playing cards and archaic symbols forming a hieroglyphic system. This new primary type of uber-communication depends on dazzling colors and primary strains. Common images and symbols from David Hanes paintings melts with the textual mother nature of Richie Culver’s works developing a new Rosetta stone about future.
©2022 Richie Culver, David Hanes
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