• Patricia Piccinini, The Balance, 2021, fibreglass, automotive paint, leather parts, 230 x 187 x 150 cm
  • Patricia Piccinini,Shoeform (Angiosperm), 2021, resin and automotive paint, 59 x 72 x 72 cm
  • Patricia Piccinini, While She Sleeps, 2021, silicone, fibreglass, hair, 56 x 145 x 88 cm
  • Abdul Abdullah, Waiting for something good, 2021, oil on linen, 240 x 180 cm
  • Abdul Abdullah, Bashful at the chance, 2021, oil on linen, 240 x 180 cm
  • Abdul Abdullah, Considering our choices, 2021, oil on linen, 240 x 180 cm
  • Abdul Abdullah, Quietly optimistic, 2021, oil on linen, 240 x 180 cm
  • Abdul Abdullah, Things can get better, 2021, oil on linen, 240 x 180 cm
  • Abdul Abdullah, Just see what happens, 2021, oil on linen, 162.56 x 137.16 cm
  • Abdul Abdullah, Pleased by the potential, 2021, oil on linen, 240 x 180 cm
  • Abdul Abdullah, Reflecting on our decisions, 2021, oil on linen, 162.56 x 137.16 cm

West Bund Art & Design 2021

West Bund Art Center, Hall A & B
2555 Long Teng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Booth B308

11 -14 November 2021

Yavuz Gallery is pleased to announce its participation at West Bund Art & Design with a curated duo presentation by Abdul Abdullah and Patricia Piccinini.

Consisting of sculptures and paintings, the showcase brings together a thematic presentation that explores visceral narratives of the being an Outsider and our relationship with the environment. These two bodies of work investigate transhumanism – the intersection between sentient beings and natural worlds.

Patricia Piccinini is one of Australia’s most-important artists known for her hyper-realistic and enigmatic sculptures that depict hybrid humanoid creatures. Rendered in materials such as fibreglass, silicone and hair, her works explore the dynamics of our relationship between families and species, science and nature, art, and the environment. Captivating and endearing, her sculptures challenge audiences to question what it means to be human today.

Presented alongside her sculptures are paintings by critically-acclaimed Australian artist Abdul Abdullah, who is exploring the disjuncture between perception/projection of identity and the reality of lived experience.  In this latest series he depicts lush and textured forests that alludes to his longing for natural landscapes that have been mostly accessible via the internet due to the pandemic. The forest becomes a psychological space of meditation and reflection, and evokes a sense of escapism when at times, man-made environments can become too loud, claustrophobic and crippling.

Yavuz Gallery 很荣幸在西岸艺术与设计博览会设计展上首次亮相,由澳大利亚著名艺术家 阿卜杜拉·阿卜杜拉(Abdul Abdullah) 和 帕特里夏·皮奇尼尼(Patricia Piccinini) 精心策划的二人组展示。该展览由雕塑和绘画组成,汇集了一个主题展示,探讨了作为局外人的内在叙事以及我们与环境的关系。这两项工作研究了超人类主义——有情众生与自然世界之间的交集。

帕特里夏·皮奇尼尼 (Patricia Piccinini) 是澳大利亚最重要的艺术家之一,以其描绘混合人形生物的超现实主义和奇特雕塑而闻名。她的作品以玻璃纤维、硅胶和头发等材料呈现,探索了我们家庭与物种、科学与自然、艺术和环境之间关系的动态。她的雕塑既不寻常又可爱,挑战观众质疑今天人类的意义。

与她的雕塑一起展出的是广受好评的澳大利亚-马来西亚艺术家 阿卜杜拉·阿卜杜拉 (Abdul Abdullah) 的画作,他对身份的感知/投射与生活经验的现实之间的脱节特别感兴趣。阿卜杜拉·阿卜杜拉(Abdul Abdullah) 的画作起源于传记,通常描绘人们经常面对的(字面和隐喻)动荡的大海和山脉的风景,代表他们为了更美好的未来而艰难的旅程。他的最新作品是由我们这个时代的货币所赋予的重要表达,由他们对中心和边缘可能意味着什么的个人看法和现实所影响。