Visual artist, François Andes creates scenography, installations, drawings, and even films, ranging from abstraction to reality analyzing the current world through artistic interventions featuring society and space or color and sound for instance. For “The crossing of disaster” its solo exhibition curated by Luiz Gustavo Carvalho with the partnership of the French Institute, at the Quynh Gallery from February 13 to March 28,2020, Andes wonders how the society can contemplate a world ravaged by its own genocide while entering in a 21st century practicing ecocide with disastrous consequences?
Humans with animal heads, feminine and masculine divinities of various cultures related to nature, incongruous mythological associations, François Andes’ paintings are teeming with a vast and fascinating imaginary bestiary full of unreal fine features creatures dreaming and struggling in front of the environmental justice’s rape, the destruction of species and ecosystems causing civilizations to disappear. The figures revealed are archaic and timeless, recalling the works of Jerome Bosch, Pieter Breughel or Alfred Kubin. François Andes’ work pushes us to confront our own bestiality while showing us that the consequences of our actions are getting closer and closer every day more dangerously than never.
Exhibition Dates: February 13 – March 28, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday, 13 February from 6:30 – 8:30pm
Venue: Galerie Quynh 118 Nguyen Van Thu, Dakao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City