Documents of Distance

Christopher Bassi

25 - 26 May 2018

Documents of Distance is a body of work that continues the artist’s critical exploration of place, presence and the entangling of racial and cultural identity. In a practice that oscillates between representation and material concerns, history and heritage become the foundation of a personal cosmology that attempt to blur the limitations, and demonstrate the fluidity of the boundaries of cultural mixing. Bassi creates narratives to shed new light on malleable historical legacies while trying to understand those that make up his own biography.

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 Left:  The Discovery IV  2018 oil on canvas 200cm x 140cm  Right:  Combine (Mother-of-Pearl)  2018 oil on canvas, linen weave 31cm x 47cm

Left: The Discovery IV 2018 oil on canvas 200cm x 140cm
Right: Combine (Mother-of-Pearl) 2018 oil on canvas, linen weave 31cm x 47cm

  Portrait I  and  Portrait   II  2018 oil on canvasboard each 25.4cm x 20.3cm

Portrait I and Portrait II 2018 oil on canvasboard each 25.4cm x 20.3cm

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 Left:  Combine (Mother-of-Pearl)  2018 oil on canvas, linen weave 31cm x 47cm Right:  Combine (Portrait)  2018 oil on canvas, linen weave 36cm x 62cm

Left: Combine (Mother-of-Pearl) 2018 oil on canvas, linen weave 31cm x 47cm
Right: Combine (Portrait) 2018 oil on canvas, linen weave 36cm x 62cm

 Left:  Linen Weave (Green)  2018 linen weave 190cm x 95cm Right:  The Discovery I ,  II  and  III  2018 oil on board each 30cm x 22cm

Left: Linen Weave (Green) 2018 linen weave 190cm x 95cm
Right: The Discovery I, II and III 2018 oil on board each 30cm x 22cm

  The Discovery I ,  II  and  III  2018 oil on board each 30cm x 22cm

The Discovery I, II and III 2018 oil on board each 30cm x 22cm

  Linen Weave (Green)  2018 linen weave 190cm x 95cm

Linen Weave (Green) 2018 linen weave 190cm x 95cm

  Mother-of-Pearl  2018 plaster, enamel, plastic stand 17cm x 18cm x 8cm

Mother-of-Pearl 2018 plaster, enamel, plastic stand 17cm x 18cm x 8cm