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As __: shole

As__ Shole

11th-14th October 2018

Hao-Chun Hsieh
As__: Shole

11th October- 14th October
Private view: 11th October 6-10pm
Lewisham Arthouse,
140 Lewisham Way,
London SE14 6PD

Hao Chun Hsieh, born in Taiwan,1992. After graduated from Tunghai University, Fine art
department in 2015, he went to the University of Arts London, Chelsea College of Arts for
further study, and finished his master degree of fine art this year. Hsieh’s practices mostly
focus on the society and religion. By using drawing, videos and sounds, his works aim to
dialogue with the audience and explore the spiritual world of individuals and communities.
With a series of works looking at self-identity and self-exploration, A Peaceful Century
(2018) presents a religious environment that looks at the artist’s emotional conclusion
toward his two years of life in London. Hsieh transfers his thinking about the religion into
three basic elements: industry, nature and the symbol, which aims to invite the viewers
to his prayer room and learn about self-acceptance irreligiously.

www.hsiehandy.com

This exhibition is the first part of:
As__: Rolling Exhibition of Asian Artists
Hao-Chun Hsieh, Ting Hsu, Xueyu Liu
Curated by Ruby Lau

As__: Rolling Exhibition of Asian Artists is a three-week exhibition that includes three Asian
artists’ solo show individually yet collectively. Through the lens of their artistic practices, this
exhibition aims to offer the viewers a multi-version of perceptual experience and the
cognition of self-identity in relation to the perception of the space in the context of living in a
foreign land.

Make believe

Make believe

1st-9th September 2018

Make Believe

Saturday 1st September to Sunday 9th September 2018
Private view: Friday 31st August. 6 – 9pm
Opening Times: Weds – Sun, 12 – 6pm
@rothgill @clarkesville.art @lewishamarthouse www.lewishamarthouse.org.uk

Gill Roth and Andrew Clarke met at Maidstone College of Art in the 1980’s. They have lived in Lewisham for over 15 years, taking part in local Open Studios. This is their first joint exhibition.

Both Gill and Andrew make work that blurs the edge between abstraction and representation, where the observable world meets the environment of the imagination.

While drawing forms the core of Gill’s practice, Andrew’s figures emerge through a process of collaging and assemblage. Both work on paper in a way that embraces intuition, accident and play with recurring motifs hinting at inner bodily functions or states of mind.

Andrew makes collages and objects through the juxtaposition of drawings, prints and found material. By relinquishing elements of control and intentionality, new forms and ideas are allowed to emerge more freely. A line in one image continues into a line on another, overlapping shapes create unexpected negative space, a drawn mark reflects a found object. The figures and faces that emerge through these processes are often cut away from the rectangle in a way that ‘sculpturises’ the two-dimensional image and emphasizes the outside line. This has led to a move towards larger scale assemblages and three-dimensional work.

“As a printmaker I often prefer the bits that are left over in the process; the stencils, the plates and the happy accidents. It is often these unplanned images and objects that inform my next move.”

His use of cyanotype introduces the element of light through material that creates ‘X-rays’ of existing collages while also revealing previously unseen textural nuances. The process unifies the image into one colour shifting the focus from the original materials to line and form.

For Gill drawing is a starting point and an end in itself. She works on paper in a relatively large scale. There is nearly always a human presence in her work whether it’s the limbs of a life model or the limbs of a tree thrusting up into the sky.

“I often start with a ‘blind’ drawing. Not looking at what I’m drawing helps me not to think too much and often produces interesting accidents and an element of chaos.”

Gill is attracted to shapes that express movement or have an inner energy, vitality and surface tension. She uses and reuses organic shapes and universal motifs such heads, hands and feet. Tracing, flipping and repeating shapes in a process of organising and editing towards a finished piece.

Notes to editors
For more information and images please contact
Gill Roth on gillroth9@gmail.com
Andrew Clarke on clarkesville1@gmail.com

As__: the blink of an eye

As_ blink

18th-21st October 2018

Ting Hsu
As__: The blink of an eye

18th October- 21st October
Private view: 18th October 6-10pm
Lewisham Arthouse,
140 Lewisham Way,
London SE14 6PD

Ting Hsu, born in Taiwan,1993. Recently graduated from the University of Arts London,
Chelsea College of Arts and honoured with a fine art master degree.
“What did you see when you blink? You don’t know because it happened too quickly. Maybe
it was a negative image, maybe you were dreaming.”
—- Robert Wilson
Deeply believe in photography is a continuous life experience, Hsu’s practices concentrate
on the relation of time, space and existence. Her ways of seeing photography is no longer a
conclusion or capitation of a single moment, but as the duration of perceiving, constructing
and deconstructing the light, space and time altogether.
www.hsutingstudio.com

This exhibition is the second part of:
As__: Rolling Exhibition of Asian Artists
Hao-Chun Hsieh, Ting Hsu, Xueyu Liu
Curated by Ruby Lau

As__: Rolling Exhibition of Asian Artists is a three-week exhibition that includes three Asian
artists’ solo show individually yet collectively. Through the lens of their artistic practices, this
exhibition aims to offer the viewers a multi-version of perceptual experience and the
cognition of self-identity in relation to the perception of the space in the context of living in a
foreign land.

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Image credit: photo Francesca Oldfield

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