Night Plinths

Maarten van den Bos, Archie Franks, Xiao-yang Li, Sofia Silva, John Thole 16 February 2018 – 17 March 2018
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narrative projects is pleased to present Night Plinths, a group, painting exhibition featuring Maarten van den Bos, Archie Franks, Xiao-yang Li, Sofia Silva and John Thole. The exhibition is a result of an intermittent conversation starting from the end of 2015; its ideas and themes have since evolved alongside each artist’s unique trajectory. The works by these five painters are brought together by a shared attitude towards their practice: painting as a deeply intimate and psychological act of will. In response to our increasingly virtualized society saturated with images and immersed in digital culture, this new generation of artists intend to make the material and the personal presence of their works much more explicit, through a profound engagement with their preferred approach.