(7 April – 14 May, 2022)
Opening: Thursday, April 7th: 6 – 8PM
Almine Rech is delighted to present the group show Messages from the 6th Dimension organised in collaboration with Hilde Lynn Helphenstein. This exhibition will include young artists who push boundaries in the depth of their art.
The upcoming exhibition will showcase talented artists Fabien Adéle, Lilah Rose, and Hiba Schahbaz.
Fabien Adèle’s ethereal works use aspects of surrealism to convey memories and vivid emotions. The cohesive contrast between the statuesque figures that are notable in Adèle’s works and their surrounding environments makes both aspects more whole and interdependent. These figures are akin to living stalagmites and reflect their intricate properties and impressive appearance. By painting them from behind or avoiding a direct confrontation, we interpret their feelings in ways that relate to us best.
Lilah Rose’s mesmerising, textured works carry a sense of solace and blur the lines between functional and beautiful art. The plushness of Rose’s works can be found not only in appearance but also in her use of fabrics like silk, muslin, and satin which are effectively stuffed to become luxuriant creations reminiscent of comforting homes and interiors.
Hiba Schahbaz focuses on bringing forward the often muted voices of women through self-portraiture, and often uses black tea as a medium to tie in her south-Asian heritage, all while defying the rules of miniature works. Schahbaz’s empowering depiction of the female form contextualises Indo-Persian art that is traditionally androcentric and develops themes pertaining from strength and sexuality to fragility and destruction, all from a female perspective.