Private view: Thursday 17 March: 12-8 pm
Renowned Paris-based artist Paul Wallach is making his UK debut at Mayfair’s BASTIAN Gallery in an intimate exhibition of new wall mounted sculptures. Wallach’s engaging and poetic contemporary works reflects his belief: ‘if a question is easy to answer, then there’s no point in asking’. Ephemeral pieces such as Truth That (2019) and Whencesoever (2019) play with gravity, material and suspension to interrogate time, or the lack of it.
T R U T H T H A T explores Wallach’s sculptural practice and the inherent nature of his chosen materials. String, brick, plaster, cloth, pencil; stripping his sculptures down to a reduction, Wallach discards of the excesses of daily life and formulates a new one from the scraps. Placed relationally to the walls they are exhibited on; they make use of their surrounding space and introduce a search for the centre of gravity that masterminds their suspensions. As multi- dimensional objects, the assemblages do not allow us to understand them from only one perspective. Instead, they demand more from our gaze and challenge our perception of mass, space and geometry.