art fairs 2016
Raster at LISTE Art Fair Basel
June 14-19 2016
The daily taming of hair is an act of civilization, battling the frizzy and curly unruliness of the body.
The conversion of a language from one script to another is a routine act of alphabet penitence. The reason we do so hurriedly—with a dose of chagrin, holding our noses, on the back of a scrap of paper—stems in part from transliteration’s maligned status. One thing is clear: translation it is not. Alas, transliteration is the trashier younger sibling of translation, its more prestigious, older sister.
Hung and Tart features a heart that becomes a tongue, enacting a synapsis, or short cut between the conception of speech, symbolic and sincere, and its delivery.
A new series of nocturnal landscapes is an example of a maximal synergy between the painter’s means and his subject.
Rawlings is inspired by random visual material found in newspapers and magazines but also online. The motif of a clip art rose is banal yet very popular, and was used by the artist a few times. In this painting however it was supposed to look like a specimen from a botanical painting book.