Artist(s): Francis Bacon, Adrian Ghenie, Zeng Fanzhi, George Condo, Yukimasa Ida
Opening / Event Date: 2 Jun, 2022
Closing / End Date: 30 Nov, 2022
Galerie Koo is delighted to announce its exciting exhibition “Repetition is a Form of Change” by Jon Poblador, American artist. Through his artworks, he expresses the meditative properties of repetitious mark making.
Poblador is a contemporary painter best known for his monochromatic, minimalistic approach to art. He encourages viewers to approach his work by seeing them as what they simply are: formal qualities of shape, line, colour, texture, etc. There is no representation, no narrative, and no illusion of anything else. The framework of the grid, however, is an important factor that ties them together.
“Anything that repeats will always make some kind of pattern. I primarily work with geometric shapes because its orderliness is appealing to me. And so, a grid structure will naturally show up when rectilinear shapes repeat,” Poblador stated.
Prayer, meditation, and ritual, which are foundations of many religions are, in essence, different forms of repetition. It is a way for people to make a connection with the divine. Poblador sees his paintings and drawings as religious works of art. Mark making, geometry, and the grid are the prayers that are repeated over and over again.
“Repetition came to symbolize a re-affirmation of my beliefs. Each piece is like a prayer that acknowledged and celebrated the beauty in the geometry that I admired,” Poblador shared.
Opening Reception: 11th September 2021 (Saturday)
*Artist in attendance*
Exhibition Period: 11th September – 15th October, 2021
Opening hours: 11 am – 7 pm (Tue-Fri); 12-5pm (Sat)
Outside of opening hours, please contact [email protected] for appointments Venue: Galerie Koo, 7/F Vogue Building, 67 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong Artist: Jon Poblador
Medium: Graphite pencil on paper/ ink on paper/ oil on canvas