Private view: Fri 25 Jan 2019, 6.30 pm
Showcase: 10 Jan – 10 Mar 2019
The Hummingbird Cafe
5H Ton Duc Thang, Ben Nghe, District 1, HCMC
From the organizer:
Come to enjoy the visions of nature in the works of artists Karine Guillermin and Elena Osuna.
Often dedicated and colourful, Guillermin’s meticulous paintings and Osuna’s playful collages suggest the human vision of nature to be one of romanticism.
For Guillermin, the meditative process in which she paints repetitive patterns of flowers and plants, birds and aquatic molluscs, brings her closer to their spirits and sounds. Her art is hypnotic and evocative, embracing an overarching sentiment that is articulated in the words of Rousseau, “Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see.” On the other hand, Osuna seems to be removing herself from any romantic attachments to the natural world, to see that within it, the snake and the butterfly – the dangerous and the beautiful – exist indifferently. She comments that “I want to show that the natural world is indifferent. It is we who often can’t resist imbuing nature with a touch of romance.” Together, the intricate works convey a rich picture, for us to meditate, ponder, and reflect on our own visions of nature.