Edouard Malingue showcases for the first time the artist’s silkscreen prints, sculptural works from ‘A View Beyond Space’ series, and a new sculpture ‘Game and the Importance of the Joints’, created in 2020.
Exhibited for the first time, is a number of silkscreen prints based upon Nabuqi’s small-scale drawings on paper. Since 2013, the artist has been creating with ink or acrylic small-scale drawings. A number of which has grown into large-scale sculptural or installation works; many of the drawings, however, remain as self-sufficient and independent artworks, contextualising the artist’s other series in reserved, undisclosed ways. Most recently, Nabuqi transforms some of the delicate, private drawings into silkscreen prints, revealing a number of surprising themes and hermetic contemplations and the artist’s distinct understanding of painting elements such as flatness, colour and compositional matrixes. Shown for the first time, the series responds actively to the manifestation of figurative forms and theatricality in recent works such as ‘Do real things happen in moments of rationality?’ (2018), and further affirms the central position of scale and measure in Nabuqi’s long-term practise.