FEATURED PRINTS - SUMMER 2018
CHLOË MANASSEH - THE HAIKU SCREENPRINTS
Atelier JI are pleased to present Chloe Manasseh's "Banana Tree" and "Strange Flower", two autographic hand-printed silkscreen prints inspired by the Haiku of Matsuo Basho.
Chloë Manasseh’s paintings, prints and film works explore the limits of representation and ideas of remixing reality, investigating senses that allow us to construct a limited simulation of what is around us. Manasseh deconstructs the landscapes she has traversed, stripping them back to emotive gestural structures that distort our perception of space. By often omitting the horizon completely, Manasseh leaves the work in a vertiginous state. The painting serves to destabilise the viewer, implying sensations of being overwhelmed and off balance, contemplative and provoking.
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The Sublime power of nature is rooted within notions of geographical identity, as forms of tropical fauna emerge from this colourful abstraction. More than an exotic escape, Chloe reflects on collective memory and the movement of people across continents, melding cultures and world views over time. As we continue to seek shared histories and personal connections to our modern landscape, we become part of something bigger than ourselves.
Words by FB AIR Curator Pey Chuan Tan
Photography by Matin Latif, courtesy of Facebook Arist in Residence Programme.