"Intimate Times" explores the experience of isolation and introspection that we all went through as a result of the global pandemic, by bringing together seveneen (17) figurative paintings by some of the gallery's artists, Botond Gagyi, Henry Glover, Jeehye Song and Lara Rottinghaus.
Each of the artists explores new territories of artistic expression which oscillates between the representation of reality and allegorical narratives. In her photorealist paintings, Lara Rottinghaus' characters are pre-occupied with their smartphones in an attempt to stay in touch with the world, they are curled up in bed or in a nostalgic mood. Through her lonely and ambiguous figures Jeehye Song reflects upon an uncomfortable psychological state while, Botond Gagyi deconstructs the image and merges the figures into an abstract space as an extension of their physical and emotional experience. In Henry Glover's paintings, tranquillity and an unspeakable melancholy are expressed through atmospheric desolate landscapes.
Through each artist's unique expression, these visually seductive paintings explore what makes us human, what is our relationship with the self, the society and life itself.
Exhibition curated by Riana Raouna