Aristotle is credited with first identifying human senses in his work ‘De Anima’. It was he who noted the ‘big five’ among the senses — sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch. Modern science suggests that there are far more senses than just five, and the present group exhibition is a further attempt to explore the subject of the five basic human senses as well as the sixth sense. The exhibition aptly offers us an extrasensory perception of reality presented by six contemporary artists through their works and practices.
Edu Carrillo creates flirtatious works as a reflection of friendship and love as opposed to break-up in an almost magical fashion that mirrors the aesthetics and experiences associated with his generation. In Gab More’s paintings, a figurative structure of layered geometric shapes is used to convey inner thoughts and feelings in a semi-fantastical manner. Maxwell McMaster creates works that can be described as dreamy tranquillity with reality being perceived through his version of a crystal ball. Natan Heber transcends the strictly aesthetical by examining the ambiguity and origination of ideas via multi-layered and dissected images of his forever-child characters.Through a new series of paintings, Paul Hunter Speagle offers a new perspective of awareness towards some of the most pressing issues of our societies. Lastly, Qin Tan presents us with a ‘universal man’ in virtual-like landscape, mirroring a fundamental form of human being in a world filled with vibrant landscapes and earthly delights.