“If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less, but to dream more, to dream all the time” Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past.
“I dream of peace, of great freedom within and around my person to express myself truthfully and without inhibition. I often find myself escaping to find those “Peaces”, pieces of beauty and invigorating light however sudden and brief.”
Abé’s artistic conversation, like poetry, does not always rhyme. He daydreams about the past that might bring peace in the now, sharing visually more of what he feels, not always what he sees.
He conjures up images – part-wish, part- dream, part-memory – which visits his mind in the shape of shadows. His childhood, ever present in the avenues of his memories, thoughtful journeys guide his hand while whim and fantasy remains a standard ingredient in conjuring up the characters of his visual tales and mark making.
Within this exhibition are colourful three dimensional shapes that offers a greater tactile experience of his characteristically thickly textured canvases.
Exhibition opening reception: 24 July 2018
Location: Hyde Park Corner center court
Date:24 July -6 August 2018