Preparations for a Journey

by Clementina Marini Clarelli

FIFI Projects shows the works of 10 contemporary artists who defy traditional notions of modern painting practices.
Preparations For A Journey, an exhibition curated by Eduardo Lopez, is currently on display at FIFI Projects in Monterrey, Mexico. FIFI Projects is a contemporary art enterprise with locations in Mexico and Miami, which carries out non-profit institutional programs in affiliation with universities and museums.

The show Preparations For A Journey, which will run through June 10th, includes the works of 10 contemporary artists who defy traditional notions of modern painting practices. By using a combination of manual and mechanic means of production, on utterly flat canvases placed unconventionally within the gallery space, these ten artists are rejecting theories of late modernist painting of the 1950s. Influenced by the rebellious practices of early minimalism, the works imply the use of mechanical and industrial tools, and treat the canvas as an object in itself rather than a mere surface. By challenging the doctrines of modernist formalities of abstract painting, which required artists to adhere to a set of rules and principles, the work on display creates a subtle yet new language for modern painting- one which nods at Frank Stella, and then moves beyond.

Exhibiting Artists: Elvire Bonduelle, Matthew Feyld, Manor Grunewald, Pedro Matos, Peter Mohall, Alessandro Moroder, Steve Nishimoto, Jay Paavonpera, Struan Teague, Wolfgang Voegele.

More about the exhibition here.

All images courtesy of FIFI Projects and Jay Paavonpera

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