Sebastian Hosu: In the Open

19 September - 17 October 2020

Hosu’s paintings and drawings are set in natural surroundings, though for the artist, nature also includes urban leisure facilities like playgrounds, parks or outdoor pools. Some of the figures appearing in the images are recruited by the artist from private family photographs. However, they are not transferred in their entirety to the artworks. They gradually meld into the image spaces, dissolving into abstraction, to form inseparable connections with the media of painting and drawing. The brush strokes that break through the barriers of form and the chalk wiping technique that dissolves their form, are ever-present features of the style. All that remains of the original photos are mysterious fragmented bodies. 

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