Jennifer Guidi – Heliocentric

Posted by Fabio 19 April 2018

Heliocentric an exhibition of new paintings by Jennifer Guidi. This is Guidi’s first exhibition with Gagosian gallery and her first solo exhibition in Asia.

Guidi’s “sand paintings” mix oil paint with sand to create surfaces oscillating in color and texture. Evolving from her earlier figurative paintings, the sand paintings reside delicately and elusively in between figuration and abstraction, evoking the traditions of landscape and naturalist painting yet evading all literal references. She responds to nature and natural phenomena, often by rendering barely perceptible instances of movement and transitions from light to dark (and vice versa). With their luminous qualities and their textured relief, Guidi’s paintings register and generate minute shifts in perception, echoing natural effects while creating their own sensory horizons.

“In my earlier abstract sand paintings, I made more random marks using sticks of different sizes. But I didn’t feel satisfied with the patterns that emerged. Everything changed when I fixed a center point and worked out and around it. The repetition and the movement began to take on a meditative aspect..” _Jennifer Guidi

Jennifer Guidi
March 26 – May 12th, 2018