White Spirit part 2
Janvier 29 - February 21, 2010
- solo show-
The second part of a monographic project proposed by curator Tania Nasielski to Truc-Anh at 105 Besme in Brussels, White Spirit, part 2 presents a whole new body of paintings by the French artist.
This double exhibition project mirrors Truc-Anh’s multi-layered and dual work, where animate and inanimate objects, matter and spirit, gravity and weightlessness co-inhabit. As a key to the artist’s work – where the body, the mask, fantasies and their representations are often explored - White Spirit connects both exhibitions.
In his paintings, photographs and videos, Truc-Anh questions the bodies and objects around us and the intensity of their presence. Mundane objects become strange creatures, creating a feeling of the uncanny, a gap between the very object and our perception of it.
Truc-Anh uses the canvas as a palimpsest where new visions, faces and figures appear layer upon layer, creating forms which gather the consistency of matter and the evanescence of spirit.
Tania Nasielski is a curator and critic. She curated the project Plasticiens en mouvement at the Dakar Biennale and at De Markten in Brussels ; Tales of the city at Artefiera Bologna ; and Hexen 2039 at Chelsea Space, Science Museum and British Museum in London. Since BRXL BRAVO 2007, her flat regularly turns into an exhibition space where she invites emerging and confirmed Belgian and international artists.