REDSEA Gallery is hosting the premiere of solo art exhibition Torn by Roman Longginou.
Focusing on the destruction of the consumer object, the charcoal images are derived from a series of photographs that documented the shredding and ripping of business shirts. Through this cathartic process, several parts of the shirts were torn away, isolated and rearranged in a composition that emphasised both the fragility and delicacy of the material.
There is a sense of static dynamism in Longginou’s collection, as pieces of fabric seem to fall, suspended in motion, yet permanently captured in the high contrast of the charcoal on paper.
Longginou’s pursuit of realism is to represent objects that both resemble and critique their consumerist background.
Opening night of Torn at REDSEA Gallery, Fortitude Valley, is Thursday, 8 June, at 6-8pm.