PAUL HARDY | THIRD
Information on the activity
January 22, 2022 to February 26, 2022
From January 22 to February 26, 2022.
Paul Hardy develops a pictorial approach guided by intuition, primacy, repetition and poetic gestures. There is a tension between the desire to cross various fields of knowledge; to access rich conceptual and material references, and the desire for simplicity in order to achieve a luminous, diaphanous, almost immaterial essence.
This contradiction in the artist's will permeates all his work. It brings about a complexity which emerges through sustained attention. Meaning does not reside in a network of references demonstrating a historical erudition. The pictorial self-reference and quotations, in their reconfiguration, testify to research in which the paintings become modular sites of explorations. Oppositions are put forth and reflect a multidimensional worldview where space is made for therapeutic aims. There is the integration of spiritual, authentic and pictorial gestures, a distancing from cynicism, enabling personal values which engage the body as well as the mind.