Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Palais Royal, a solo exhibition by Lisbon-based artist Madi. The presentation will be Madi’s inaugural solo exhibition at Hashimoto Contemporary, and debut solo presentation in New York City.
Palais Royal takes the viewer on a journey through the passages of the artist’s mind, delving into various experiences, recollections and moments. Filled with graphic imagery, imaginary characters, textures, and patterns, Madi’s works are guided by spontaneity. The artist’s earthy palette and collaged compositions offer insight into her inner universe, juxtaposing memories in order to build new stories. By doing so, Madi creates fluid connections between the everyday and extraordinary.
“Like a seal in the wax, I launched my emotions on a new series of canvas. My memories dance, intertwine and compete to strike a pose.
I have created a lost city, a Palais Royal that contains my memories.
I see life as a show, and I change my seat to watch it. My roots have spanned. I feel the wind swinging me, I’m aware of this natural evolution, it’s adorned with Lisbon light and poetry.
What remains is what I paint.
A black & white tiled floor in Biarritz, a shelf of wandering treasures in Lisbon, a conversation in the shade of a tree, each canvas embodies a scenario, a piece of life.
In this Palais Royal, characters and feelings are embodied.Like passengers of the night, companions of dreams, anecdotes, fables and memories rush into my head.And then, in the morning, this intangible desire to show my universe.
The Palais Royal, as if the sacredness of the term reassured me, I managed to create my world, to shape my characters and the meditative composition takes over.” - Madi
Please join us Saturday, May 13th from 6pm to 8pm for the opening. The artist will be in attendance.The gallery will be releasing a new limited edition print of LE TRÉSOR(pictured above) in conjunction with the exhibition. For details please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The exhibition will be on view Saturday, May 13th to Saturday, June 3rd.
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