'A Picture of War is Not War', we read in Hito Steyerl's iconic film November (2004), an essayistic Super 8 film tackling the definition of terrorism constructed around the figure of the artist's best friend Andrea Wolf, who was killed as a terrorist in 1998 in Eastern Anatolia after she joined the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party). Mixing documentary...
There has been a flurry of triennial and biennial art activity in Japan this year. The Aichi Triennale opened in Nagoya this August, sparking a national debate about the shutting down of a display of formerly censored works—the result of public backlash against a burnt image of Emperor Hirohito and a statue commemorating the women forced into...
Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...
THE CLUB is pleased to present Thermals of the Heart, Nicholas Hatfull's first solo exhibition in Asia.
Born in Tokyo, Hatfull lives and works in London. His work has been included in group exhibitions at Saatchi Gallery, MACRO (The Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome), and the Fondazione Giorgio e Isa De Chirico.
Ice creams, motorway and hanged clothes on a clothesline. These nostalgic yet gauzy and vivid images of daily objects and ordinary landscapes are captured by Hatfull's unique technique, which uses iPad sketches and spray paint, allowing the images to flow in the canvas with smooth touch and distinctive transparency. They are as if fragments of memories that keep recurring in one's mind, some parts becoming more emphasised and some parts melting into the atmosphere as time passes.
Hatfull's vision is also deeply influenced by the imagery of Yasujirō Ozu films which delicately reflects our everyday life. Overlaid with Hatfull's own slippage, his painting turns mundane sceneries into something surreal and intimate.
'Wind tousling grass, wind animating laundry; recurring vignettes in Ozu Yasujiro's transitional sequences. ... And it is his colour films particularly that have strewn images in my memory; futon covers, shirts and towels.'
In this exhibition, THE CLUB will introduce 14 of his most recent paintings. Please visit us and enjoy a selection of Nicholas Hatfull's new works.
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