Dear friends and art
We kindly request
your attention for the first large solo exhibition in Readytex Art Gallery for
2020. This exhibition of visual artist Paul Chang named Transformation, will be opening in our gallery on February 6th. The last time this artist - who has been
living in Florida in the US, for many years – exhibited in Suriname, was in
2013. Now, almost seven years later, Paul Chang is once again eager to share
his latest works with the art loving public in his country of birth, Suriname.
And as the title of the exhibition clearly suggests, his art has indeed
undergone a transformation.
To those familiar with the work of
Paul Chang, the transformation is certainly visible. But the artist himself has
also gone through a bit of a transformation. In his recent works Paul Chang
detaches himself from the acquirements of the academy and chooses an imagery
that is much more abstract. He gives in to a liberating process of change that
influences his compositions, his use of form and his colors. “Since the
figurative was of no importance here, it gave me the freedom to depict my
inspiration in a more natural and intuitive manner”, says the artist.
That freedom is almost palpable in the
work. Cheerful colors and organic shapes come to life on the canvas, in
seemingly random compositions. Still, the artist’s characteristic signature
remains recognizable. And the transformation has no influence on the effect
that his work has always had on the viewer. Because regardless of your mood or
mindset, the art works of Paul Chang still have the undeniable capacity to
instill a small moment of cheer, of peace and positive thoughts. That is not
really strange, because just like before nature is still the most important
source of inspiration to the artist. And some of the freer and more abstract
objects in his visual imagery - in some works more than in others – do still
closely resemble elements from nature. “Because I consistently use organic shapes, there is a certain
relationship with shapes found in nature”, explains the artist. The result is an
exhibition containing a beautiful collection of giclée prints on canvas, each
individually enhanced with acrylic paint.
The team of Readytex Art Gallery and
visual artist Paul Chang, hope to welcome you at the opening of his solo exhibition
Transformation on Thursday February 6th,
at 7:30 pm. The exhibition is also open in the evenings of Friday February 7th
and Saturday February 8th, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Furthermore, from
Friday February 7th until Saturday February 29th, Monday
– Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm and on Saturdays from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm. You
are very welcome!