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Expo: Alex Virji

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 12 settembre 2010

London until 17/10/10 Primo Alonso 395-7 Hackney Road. The paintings can be seen as a kind of rubbish dump for the overtly twee patternation that pervades one’s memory. Occasionally the painterly surface references the faded wall of an imaginary interior space, onto which the sublime landscape and hyper-normal wallpaper patternation converge to create an ephemeral and contradictory world. Interstitial spaces and voids occur within these worlds and open up a sort of “no-man’s land” of pictorial space. Due to the physicality of the heavily grained linen, they take on a very tangible presence and definite sense of surface: a kind of additive subtraction. The title Variations on a Theme alludes to a predominantly musical idea of having a central structure or chord progression that is used as a tonal framework for composition and improvisation. Like the Indian “Raga”, a meditative and almost hypnotic quality comes from this recycling of one central idea. The familiar pattern sometimes gets lost within swirling, syncopated rhythms, but is then unearthed and picked out to restore harmony.(alex)

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