16/09/2022 - 05/10/2022

New Work - Painting

Andy Robert - Ti Zwazo: You Can Go Home; You Just Can’t Stay

Tue-Sat: 10-6pm

Michael Werner Gallery, London is pleased to present Ti Zwazo: You Can Go Home; You Just Can’t Stay, the first solo exhibition in Europe of works by Haitian-American artist Andy Robert.

Through accumulation, stacking, shifts in perspective and scale, rhythm and repetition, the artist experiments with colour, line, and grids, arriving at a mosaic-like approach that negotiates abstraction, the lyrical alongside the concrete. The artist describes his method, “In questioning how an image comes into the world and into being, I want to own up and admit at any point a painting, an image can change direction and isn’t fixed.”

Robert prefers not to focus on the process behind his work: “The act of taking apart the production distracts and is not the conversation for me, but there is a desire to have the viewer take in the whole picture. Although a painting may raise questions, it isn’t always necessary to rush and quickly snuff it out, but it may instead call the viewer to pause and ponder. In the calling for wonder and myth today, it is not necessarily important to reveal your cards so quickly.”


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