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‘It was through the figurative subject that David Park came to grasp paint on his own terms, not derivative of the Abstract Expressionists. That is highly important for any painter today as most of them search for depth and originality. Style and language are either drawn from external influences or from within. From within is harder, more fraught with peril, but most soulful.’
‘Chant Avedissian’s oeuvre is an iconographic archive; a propaganda for a ‘Grand Orient’, which extends from the Maghreb to the plateaus of Western China, affirming his own Egyptian identity, as well as a universal collective heritage beyond any frontier: an Eastern identity against the idea of Western primacy.’
‘What sets Faith Wilding’s work aside from that of her contemporaries is this continued dedication to the political. Her practice tirelessly engages with politicized bodies and lands, coupling the two together as interconnected sites of activation.’