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10 January – 23 February
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As part of the Arts & Learning theme of subcultures for 2017, we are proud to be exhibiting a selection of works on paper by Paris-based artist and clinician Hanieh Delecroix from January – February 2017 in the Asia House reception area. Delecroix will discuss her work in more detail at a talk on 23 February in conversation with Pamela Kember, Head of Arts and Learning.
Delecroix’s work focuses on the relationship between the mind and the body with the mind of a damaged body being central to her work. Shades of black and blue dominate her paintings, particularly intense hues of cobalt, ultramarine, and cerulean, which she usually applies with a palette knife in sweeping strokes, creating abstract forms that look ‘written’.
She favours translucent paper, chosen for its fragility and its symbolic, skin-like quality explaining that “a crack in the paint or a tear in the paper becomes like a scar.”
Delecroix focuses on the importance of the relationship between mother and child in the context of culture being learned from infancy. Delecroix explores how the legacy of culture is a key factor in helping human societies survive both shifting political and natural environments.
To read an exclusive interview Hanieh Delecroix has given to Asia House click here.
To book tickets to Hanieh Delecroix’s talk at Asia House on 23 February click here.