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Watchlist Artist: Mircea Suciu

Aeroplastics is delighted to present Black Milk, Romanian artist Mircea Suciu's first solo exhibition with the gallery. The title of the exhibition is derived from Paul Celan’s poem, ‘Death Fugue’, published in 1948 and considered one of the great works written by a holocaust survivor.  The poem describes how prisoners are forced to dig graves while others play music. The macabre practice of forcing prisoners to ‘perform’ in the run up to a terrible event such as a mass execution (as often happened in Auschwitz), was referred to by prisoners as the ‘Death Tango’. Celan’s text originally he... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 5/3/12
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An Open Question, Not a Sermon

While producing these new works I was trying to bring together many of the themes, materials, and issues which have been running through my work for the last years. Primarily the works 'en masse' deal with our place as individuals within society, with the sometimes disempowering aspect of our contemporary overload, and the romantic fading memory of a simplified world view in which one's sense of place was denoted by boundaries of personal vision and physicality, a memory which is now transformed into an endless web of connections and information, most of which, though highly omnipresent and total... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 11/20/11
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Spatial Tension

DEEP INSIDE Jean Guiraud 1 discovered my paintings as soon as 1988. He was intrigued by its inkling of some kind of spatial tension he was not aware of. In several studies 2 – as well as in notes, letters and an unfinished ultimate analysis – he observed and explained a phenomenon best described as Figure Induction. He recognized that I did introduce it to painting. Surface arts usually strive to create spatiality out of bi-dimensional means and this stays true whether we're talking about abstract works or ones that represent natural objects. The Figure Induction produces transmutations of... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 8/14/11
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At the Heart of the Surface

In Deep inside: au coeur de la surface, eight visual artists come together to ask the same questions of images, or more specifically, of what they comprise. The exhibition forms part of a veritable tradition at the Aeroplastics Gallery which has always, from the outset, favoured works which seek to deconstruct representation — seen more often than not as little more than the tip of an iceberg whose mass floats somewhere deep below what is visible. The paintings of Georges Meurant are symptomatic of this approach. His compositions draw exclusively on square and rectangular forms, but the very simplicity of... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 8/14/11