Exhibition Period: 15 October - 5 November 2022
Veune: THIS IS NO FANTASY, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia
Galerie du Monde is pleased to share artist Juan Ford is holding his solo exhibition "DEARTHLINGS" at THIS IS NO FANTASY in Melbourne. As an interdisciplinary Australian artist who is highly regarded for his hyperrealist paintings, Ford's practice has consistently been engaged with opening new possibilities for realism in painting. He enjoys exploiting the limited shortcomings of the dull, officially sanctioned dialogue between painting and its would-be executioner, photography, in order to develop new potential for realism.
'Cryptic and crinkled, terse, sparkling, and imminent; masked visitors from unknowable realms present themselves here in painted form. Impossible to know why or how they here materialise to intercede mutely in our affairs. Perhaps they carry with them powers of divination, or a message of portent. Whatever it is they are trying to say, we should take time out to listen. For in their silence, much is conveyed.'
- Juan Ford, 2022
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Photo credits: THIS IS NO FANTASY