Jwan Yosef

Masking

.

Grand Opening Thursday November 10, 5 – 7PM

Exhibition goes on until December 3

.
Stene Projects proudly presents Masking by Jwan Yosef. The exhibition is the artist’s first solo presentation at the gallery.

.
[…] The new works consist of pairs of acrylic sheets placed next to each other separated only by a minute space. While the glass on the one hand creates a flat surface like that of the canvas, inviting two-dimensional painting—the sheets are placed on the floor at an angle increasing the tactile experience and sculptural three-dimensionality of the raw material. It seems as though the acrylic glass has simply been cracked into two.
This feeling of rupture is enhanced by a neatly painted yellow strip of masking tape stretching from one sheet to the other in what seems like an attempt to mend the broken whole, or at least, to connect two strictly separate entities. There is something so naive about the piece of masking tape—as if applied to a broken vase, shattered and put together by a guilty child in denial of his fault. […]

.

Opening hours:

Thu – Fri 12 – 17, Sat 12 – 15 or by appointment +46-768-986495

.

info@steneprojects.com

.

Jwan Yosef Hold, 2016, oil on plexi