INVISIBLE SUBJECTS | FAD MAGAZINE | FEATURE

Mark Westall, FAD Magazine, February 24, 2020

INVISIBLE SUBJECTS IS A GROUP EXHIBITION AT CADOGAN CONTEMPORARY THAT EXPLORES THE IDEA OF PAINTINGS AS OBJECTS.

Invisible Subjects is a group exhibition that brings together new work by Kim Bartelt, Tycjan Knut and LRNCE.

The exhibition explores the idea of paintings as objects, presenting three distinct approaches to abstract painting.The artists are unified via a shared emphasis on taking their painting into the third dimension, beyond colour and composition into structural and physical relationships.
An interest in tactility and surface is also evident throughout the exhibition, from Kim Bartelt's embedded layers of coloured paper to LRNCE's oil on embroidered, hand-woven fabric, and the contrasting textures of Tycjan Knut's acrylic paint and marble dust on canvas and hand-constructed wooden frames.
Tycjan Knut's overlapping layers of muted colour, have an effect that verges on optical illusion. By building up intersecting layers, he creates subtle tonal differences that trick the eye into perceiving new depths of these already highly structural objects. Knut is meticulous in the development of every physical element of the painting.This includes adding speci c types of dust to texture small areas within the work and sourcing particular types of wood, from which he hand builds and nishes the frames as an equally important aspect of the overall construction.

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