Booth A14 : Chambers Fine Art
For Untitled, Art: Online, Chambers Fine Art is pleased to present the work of four artists, GAMA, Guo Hongwei, Jenny Perlin, and Mary Simpson. Based in Berlin, Beijing, and New York, respectively, the artists nevertheless share a fascination with history and mythology, an interest that informs their creative process. Guo has long been a devotee of Kuaishou, a video-sharing app wildly popular among young people in China. Viewing himself as a researcher whose aim is to give as broad a view as possible of life in China, images found on the internet are used as the basis for what at first glance appear to be illusionistic compositions although Guo takes such liberties with the distribution of brushstrokes and the interplay of forms that the initial comfort zone is rapidly dispelled. GAMA was born into a nomadic family in Mongolia but later settled in Berlin, where he found parallels between the folk-lore and beliefs of his native country and the rich vein of fantasy in Germanic art. GAMA’s visual universe is based not on what he sees as in the case with Guo Hongwei but what he remembers and imagines. Jenny Perlin’s work in film, video, installation and drawing emerges from interdisciplinary research in history, literature and linguistics. In her series of red, orange, and yellow oil stick works on paper, Perlin addresses philosopher Henri Bergson’s assertion of orange as ‘the component part’, a space of connection and sympathy with its component parts, red and yellow. Mary Simpson’s paintings, watercolors, and drawings have long alluded to mythologies of ancient and contemporary culture, referencing the human and natural forms through poetic abstractions. Works including Atalanta and Leto inspired by female figures in Greek mythology, share a sense of strength and intensity in their structure and composition.