Untitled, 2016

Hong Kong 2018
Mehdi Chouakri
Oil, pigment, acrylic, gesso, linen, wood support
Unique piece
168.0 x 122.0 (cm)
66.1 x 48.0 (inch)
N. Dash’s paintings employ an expanded range of common materials: cloth, oil, dirt and pigment. The dirt takes the form of adobe, a traditional building material, gathered from the New Mexico desert. It functions as a foundation within the paintings, in which the other constituent elements are hung, layered, joined and broken into fields that both cover and reveal. These works correspond to and are contingent upon the architecture of the space in which they are displayed. The paintings thus combine atmospheric and structured elements, their legibility unfolding from multiple vantage points.