The Art Society of T&T’s (ASTT) latest members’ exhibition, Minimalism, opened on April 4 at ASTT headquarters, St Clair. It is open until April 21, Tuesdays to Saturdays 12 pm to 6 pm.
The exhibition features the works of 53 member artists with a selection of works in watercolour, acrylic, oil, pen and ink, mixed media, paper collage, papier-mâché relief sculpture, wood, terracotta and stoneware ceramic sculpture, photography, digital art prints, resin and encaustic with bronze.
Some artwork and artists included:
• Painting (oil, watercolour and acrylic) by Candace Roberts, Rebecca Ferrier, Keiba Jacob Mottley, Christine Basdeo, Jiselle Singh, Vindra Dhanraj, Donny Ramsoondar, Chantal Quamina, Stephen Haynes and Josiah Adolphus.
• Sculpture by Vivien Armour, Kevon Gareth Foderingham and Hudaa Mohammed.
• Photography by Marlon Rouse.
• Mixed media by Pat Farrell Frederick, Kevin McMayo and Walda George-Waithe.
Minimalism employs simplicity and minimalism, focusing on form, texture and space. The artwork in this exhibition strips away any excess and creates a sense of clarity, purity, and simplicity in art. The artwork reflects each artist’s style while staying true to the theme. Aesthetically, minimalist art offers a highly-purified form of beauty.
It can also be seen as representing such qualities as truth (because it does not pretend to be anything other than what it is), order, simplicity and harmony.