4me4you visits Gallery Rosenfeld which showcased Riccardo Guarneri & Qingzen Han – “Painting the Infinite”.
Gallery Rosenfeld ..>The artists place light and the infinite at the centre of their artistic practice; being viewed as a conduit to the mysteries of spirituality and the cosmos. Guarneri and Han speak of the impalpable and both concern themselves with the visible and the virtually invisible as, in different ways, their canvases take us on a voyage of initiation.
Formally very different, yet conceptually connected even though from a generational and cultural perspective they are worlds apart.
Guarneri’s pastel colors divide the canvas into apparently rational aura of line,color and space, the whole ending in the visual equivalent of silence. Guarneri has always been concerned with the almost invisible line between gesture and emptiness, his lines often made with pencil appear out of space, which we find ourselves staring into aware that some pale shade of color or mark maybe lurking there barely visible.
The young Chinese artist Qingzhen Han is far more baroque. Her line is rarely straight but can wiggle it’s way across the canvas; here colors are stronger and hardly ever applied in a perfect geometric shape.
She has a bewildering array of gestures which vary from work to work..