Tiwani Contemporary presents Manuel MathieuTruth to Power his first solo exhibition at the gallery. Mathieu is known for his large paintings, which oscillate between abstraction and figuration. With a distinctive style, at once gestural and expressionist, he depicts the figure in mutation: testing its physical boundaries and merging with the adjoining environment. Departing from purely formal considerations and his work’s filiation from post-war abstract expressionism, Mathieu’s interest in deconstructing the human figure addresses the history of Haiti, in relation to ideas of dehumanisation and resistance.
Born in Haiti in 1986, currently based in Montreal, Canada. He studied Visual and Media Arts at the University of Quebec in Montreal and obtained a Master’s in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2016. Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at ICA, London (curated by Fatoş Üstek, 2015), Deptford X, London (2016), Grand Palais, Paris (Haïti: Deux Siècles de Création, 2014) and Musée d’Art Contemporain (MAC), Montreal (2014). In 2017, Mathieu participated in his first art fair in the form of a sell-out solo presentation during Art Brussels that was shortlisted for the SOLO Prize.
Exhibition date: 17 November – 22 December 2017 more info here