Twilight and Debris is a duo exhibition featuring internationally celebrated artists Bakh Seon-Ghi and Theo Pinto. Suspending viewers within moments of stillness and contemplation, the exhibition explores the intersection between fleeting moments of beauty and the powerful mundane.
Korean contemporary artist Bakh Seon-Ghi presents “An Aggregation”: a collection of charcoal and stone fragments installed in the air. Suspended from nylon threads, the countless shards create a hypnotic moment of contemplation through their formation of a cohesive whole. Seon-Ghi’s work explores the inevitability of death and the relationship between birth, life, and decay. Charcoal, his material of choice, is fundamental to this exploration and holds traditional importance in Korean rituals of birth and death.
Theo Pinto, a Brooklyn-based Brazilian artist, unveils the latest works from his captivating Skyscapes series. The works evoke a sense of peace and transcendence, urging viewers to pause within their lives and bodies and become fully present. Pinto uses oil paints and soft layered brushwork, Pinto invites the viewers into a liminal space between the physical and spiritual realms felt most by those willing to be absorbed by its emptiness. The exhibition presents a painting style that is the result of a spiritual journey far beyond what it shows on the surface of the canvas.
About the artists:
Bahk Seon-Ghi is an internationally recognized contemporary artist from Korea. His work has been displayed in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and across Asia and the Americas. Seon-Ghi is known for his immense, ethereal installations, which use fragmented materials to create regular objects such as tables, staircases, picture frames and circles. He was awarded the ninth Kim Chong Yung Sculpture Award in 2006; this is his first time being exhibited in the UAE.
Theo Pinto is a Brazilian artist who received his formal training from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, and DIS Copenhagen. His body of work creates a hypnotizing desire to stare and contemplate the depth of the colors through superimposed layers of color and pigment. He was awarded Young Gun by the One Club of Creativity in 2017. His work has been exhibited the USA and Europe; this is his debut exhibition in the UAE.