The Absurdity of Meaning

Solo Exhibition by Peter Yuill

20 April - 18 May 2018

Opening Reception with Artist: Thursday, 19 April 2018 6 - 8pm



KONG Art Space, G/F, No. 3 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong

KONG Art Space is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by painter Peter Yuill. Born in Canada but based in Hong Kong for over ten years, Yuill has created a series of intriguing new works which articulate the artist’s philosophical and aesthetic journey into sacred geometry and nature mythology. Moving away from the contemporary cityscapes for which he was known, Yuill has created monumental works in ink on paper which speak to the balance between dark and light, black and white, yin and yang. Central to his compositions are pure, intricately drawn circular forms that resonate with an almost perfect sense of 3-dimensionality: a sense of volume, space, depth and movement created from precisely plotted yet dynamically resonant overlapping lines. The artist then shatters the impression of perfection by the imposition of flat geometric forms in black ink that bring us back to the reality that this is just a constructed 2-dimensional image. Yet this act is not meant as a denial of the sacred and divine: in fact the width dimensions of the flat black shapes are derived from the golden ratio diameter of the each of the circles. Rather than existing in separate realms, all these shapes speak to the spirituality of mathematics itself, to its presence all around us, in earth, nature and cosmos.  For the artist, creating depth and motion, tension and ease, movement and flow, form and shape, through the use of static line, circular form, and black shapes, is all part of the process of distilling the image down to what is most essentially important, shedding everything that is unnecessary.

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