XS exhibition at Fox Jensen McCrory, Auckland
Fox Jensen McCrory, Auckland
“Aida Tomescu ‘s gesture is always big. It’s bigness though is unrelated to its length or its flamboyance because in many ways she avoids both. Rather it is the potency of Tomescu’s approach to material and gesture that is “big”. Like Lawlor, Tomescu has made large works in recent times but she regularly makes potent small paintings. These works titled In a Carpet Made of Water IV & V, carry all of the information, the inquiry and the endeavour that the large works do. This capacity to deliver the range of attributes that one associates with Tomescu’s powerful practice on a linen stretcher measured in centimetres not metres is always surprising.”.
Andrew Jensen, November 2018
Installation views: AIDA TOMESCU, IN A CARPET MADE OF WATER IV & IN A CARPET MADE OF WATER V, 2017, OIL & SILVER PIGMENT ON BELGIAN LINEN, 36 x 26 CM EACH