Ricardo Brey - Arie Hartog; Erica Moiah James

Adrift

KORTE INHOUD

This book can be seen as and independent editorial project that resume the core of Ricardo Brey's most recent body of works Adrift (2014-ongoing) The publication, developed as a separate undertaking reflects as well on the core of the overall aspiration of Ricardo Brey for his exhibitions in Museum De Domijnen in Sittard, the Netherlands (10 February - 10 June 2019) and Gerhard-Marcks Haus, Bremen, Germany (10 December - 1 Maart 2020). While it is not an artist book in the traditional sense, it is definitively a project by an artist. The aim of the publication is to create a sense of the artistic space that Brey wants to offer, with a polyphony of voices and an immersive sphere in which a quality of behavior is of prime importance. It focusses strongly on his most recent body of works, Adrift .“… Ricardo Brey’s most recent ongoing body of work lacks the defined cohesiveness of previous artistic projects, which were united by shared formal and thematic concerns. After being confined to a wheelchair for several months due to medical issues, the artist described himself as “drifting around … wandering in my study not … working in my total capacity.” Discovering that this description—“drifting off”— described his new state of mind, he began to create a series of disparate yet interconnected works from, in his words, “fragments that float in my memory, images that have no place in the rigid parameters of my previous work.” Ranging in form from sculptures and installations to photographs and drawings, these works recall earlier projects while breaking new ground. (Alexander Gray Associates New York)
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