On this occasion, Sodi stayed in Hong Kong for two weeks in December 2019 to create new works for local and international audience. This residency programme offered a unique insight into the artist’s private workspace and deeper understanding of Sodi’s oeuvre. Sodi’s stay in Hong Kong and experiences of the local scene have given more dimensions and perspectives to his creative process. For this exhibition, Sodi showed special enthusiasm towards the colour turquoise.
He states, “Turquoise is the colour that makes me dream. It’s the colour of the Mexican Caribbean Sea, the Agua Azul Waterfalls, and the cenotes. It’s a colour I’ve loved since I was a child. In the series of paintings created specifically for Hong Kong, the centre of my universe became the various shades of blue in my memories and dreams of turquoise. To create these works, I revisited a series of paintings that I made in the past to see them through the lens of this colour. You may say that turquoise is the main character in the new works. The shape and scale of the canvas, the painting as an object that transmits meaning — everything else becomes secondary to the experience of colour. What matters is the power of what you see.”
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