Opening 30th January 2020 – ‘The heart was a place made fast’, Fox Jensen McCrory , Auckland
The new exhibition is opening at Fox Jensen McCrory , Auckland 30th January 2020! The following text is from the invitation:
Reality is infinitely varied compared to all the deductions of abstract thought, even the most clever ones, and it will not tolerate clear-cut or strict distinctions. Reality strives towards fragmentation. We all had our own particular kind of life, whatever kind that may be, and it was not just the official kind, but an inner, personal life.
The House of the Dead, Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
This acknowledgement and respect for the individual and his character, for the limits of abstract theories and systems – for the diversification of real life, especially an inner life, characterises Fyodor Dostoevsky’s late writing.
We might apply such a shift in thinking, one that resigns from policy and systemic behaviours towards a new, liberated approach to the specific needs of an individual, to the making of a painting.
As I have observed Aida Tomescu’s paintings mature over the years one can sense just how much they are the result of a significant accumulation of experience, consideration and conviction. These aspects, along with moments of doubt and concern, belief and strength and considerable pigment form the constituents of her authoritative and potent paintings.