Crossings |  Syria - Turkey   2015-2016 (ongoing)  oil on canvas  91.5 x 122cm    Crossings   is a body of work produced over two years with the support of Castlefield Gallery’s  New Art Spaces, Chorlton . The work explores the intersection or no man’s land between borders. Images of triumph, control and transition have been carefully selected for their paradoxical qualities. Juxtaposed alongside decorative English patterns the images are imbued with rich meaning, but manage to evade easy classification. A work in progress, the paintings are yet to be completed, hands and feet yet to be rendered, faces void of identity. Kwant speaks about this as reflecting the current geo-political crisis, unresolved, incomplete, transitioning. In addition, there’s the possibility through the blank visage to see oneself in the image, thus challenging the stereotype of the migrant as being easily identifiable by race or nationality. “I want to create a space in my paintings for reflection upon the current situation, and to question our construction of the “Other”. Some of the paintings will find resolution, others may remain incomplete.”

Crossings | Syria - Turkey

2015-2016 (ongoing)

oil on canvas

91.5 x 122cm

Crossings is a body of work produced over two years with the support of Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces, Chorlton. The work explores the intersection or no man’s land between borders. Images of triumph, control and transition have been carefully selected for their paradoxical qualities. Juxtaposed alongside decorative English patterns the images are imbued with rich meaning, but manage to evade easy classification. A work in progress, the paintings are yet to be completed, hands and feet yet to be rendered, faces void of identity. Kwant speaks about this as reflecting the current geo-political crisis, unresolved, incomplete, transitioning. In addition, there’s the possibility through the blank visage to see oneself in the image, thus challenging the stereotype of the migrant as being easily identifiable by race or nationality. “I want to create a space in my paintings for reflection upon the current situation, and to question our construction of the “Other”. Some of the paintings will find resolution, others may remain incomplete.”

 Crossings |  Syria - Turkey   2015-2016 (ongoing)  screen print, oil on canvas  91.5 x 122cm   

Crossings | Syria - Turkey

2015-2016 (ongoing)

screen print, oil on canvas

91.5 x 122cm

 

 Crossings |  Article 13   2015-2016 (ongoing)  screen print, oil on canvas  91.5 x 122cm   

Crossings | Article 13

2015-2016 (ongoing)

screen print, oil on canvas

91.5 x 122cm

 

 Crossings |  Morocco - Melilla   2015-2016 (ongoing)  screen print, oil on canvas  91.5 x 122cm   

Crossings | Morocco - Melilla

2015-2016 (ongoing)

screen print, oil on canvas

91.5 x 122cm

 

 Crossings |  Morocco - Melilla   2015-2016 (ongoing)  screen print, oil on canvas  91.5 x 122cm    

Crossings | Morocco - Melilla

2015-2016 (ongoing)

screen print, oil on canvas

91.5 x 122cm 

 

 Crossings |  Morocco - Melilla   2015-2016 (ongoing)  screen print, oil on canvas  91.5 x 122cm   

Crossings | Morocco - Melilla

2015-2016 (ongoing)

screen print, oil on canvas

91.5 x 122cm

 

 Crossings |  Syria - Turkey   2015-2016 (ongoing)  oil on canvas  91.5 x 122cm    Crossings   is a body of work produced over two years with the support of Castlefield Gallery’s  New Art Spaces, Chorlton . The work explores the intersection or no man’s land between borders. Images of triumph, control and transition have been carefully selected for their paradoxical qualities. Juxtaposed alongside decorative English patterns the images are imbued with rich meaning, but manage to evade easy classification. A work in progress, the paintings are yet to be completed, hands and feet yet to be rendered, faces void of identity. Kwant speaks about this as reflecting the current geo-political crisis, unresolved, incomplete, transitioning. In addition, there’s the possibility through the blank visage to see oneself in the image, thus challenging the stereotype of the migrant as being easily identifiable by race or nationality. “I want to create a space in my paintings for reflection upon the current situation, and to question our construction of the “Other”. Some of the paintings will find resolution, others may remain incomplete.”
 Crossings |  Syria - Turkey   2015-2016 (ongoing)  screen print, oil on canvas  91.5 x 122cm   
 Crossings |  Article 13   2015-2016 (ongoing)  screen print, oil on canvas  91.5 x 122cm   
 Crossings |  Morocco - Melilla   2015-2016 (ongoing)  screen print, oil on canvas  91.5 x 122cm   
 Crossings |  Morocco - Melilla   2015-2016 (ongoing)  screen print, oil on canvas  91.5 x 122cm    
 Crossings |  Morocco - Melilla   2015-2016 (ongoing)  screen print, oil on canvas  91.5 x 122cm   

Crossings | Syria - Turkey

2015-2016 (ongoing)

oil on canvas

91.5 x 122cm

Crossings is a body of work produced over two years with the support of Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces, Chorlton. The work explores the intersection or no man’s land between borders. Images of triumph, control and transition have been carefully selected for their paradoxical qualities. Juxtaposed alongside decorative English patterns the images are imbued with rich meaning, but manage to evade easy classification. A work in progress, the paintings are yet to be completed, hands and feet yet to be rendered, faces void of identity. Kwant speaks about this as reflecting the current geo-political crisis, unresolved, incomplete, transitioning. In addition, there’s the possibility through the blank visage to see oneself in the image, thus challenging the stereotype of the migrant as being easily identifiable by race or nationality. “I want to create a space in my paintings for reflection upon the current situation, and to question our construction of the “Other”. Some of the paintings will find resolution, others may remain incomplete.”

Crossings | Syria - Turkey

2015-2016 (ongoing)

screen print, oil on canvas

91.5 x 122cm

 

Crossings | Article 13

2015-2016 (ongoing)

screen print, oil on canvas

91.5 x 122cm

 

Crossings | Morocco - Melilla

2015-2016 (ongoing)

screen print, oil on canvas

91.5 x 122cm

 

Crossings | Morocco - Melilla

2015-2016 (ongoing)

screen print, oil on canvas

91.5 x 122cm 

 

Crossings | Morocco - Melilla

2015-2016 (ongoing)

screen print, oil on canvas

91.5 x 122cm

 

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