Tessar Lo returns to Jaski Gallery with ‘Devices and the Virtues’,
For the third time, Jaski Gallery organized a solo exhibition by the Canadian/Indonesian artist Tessar Lo. This time the title of his show was ‘Devices and the Virtues,’. The very well visited official opening took place on Saturday, September 27. The artist was present.
BORN IN INDONESIA AND RAISED IN TORONTO, TESSAR BLENDS THEMES ENDEMIC TO HIS ASIAN HERITAGE WITH THE PURSUIT OF PRIMAL EXPRESSION THAT MOTIVATED PRIMITIVISTS LIKE GAUGUIN. WORKING IN MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS, HE BUILDS COMPOUNDED LAYERS OF DEEP, DUSKY COLOR AND UNUSUAL TEXTURES, DRAWING THE VIEWER INWARD AND CREATING AN ALMOST SENSUAL AWARENESS OF SURFACE.
BY STRIPPING HIS WORK OF ARTIFICE AND SURRENDERING TO INSTINCT, HE ASPIRES TO TURN SEEMINGLY MUNDANE SUBJECTS – A CORNER OF THE BACK YARD, A WALK IN THE PARK, A CHILDHOOD TOY – INTO POWERFUL SOURCES OF INSPIRATION AND POTENTIAL. AROUND THESE FAMILIAR LANDMARKS, HE CONSTRUCTS UNFOLDING MYTHOLOGIES THAT STIR THE RESERVOIRS OF CHILDLIKE WONDER THAT LIE BURIED WITHIN US ALL.
On this exhibition, which could be visited until October 12, we showed only new works by Tessar.