To make or construct in order to deceive. Does this, or rather, could this even apply to art?
After all, doesn’t art always deceive?
Decidedly. To some extent, at least.
The art/artist deceives us into thinking, nay, believing, that we are an exponent in the journey of the maker. That we can partake in the final outcome, that we can somehow claim ownership, physical or emotional.
Like that could ever be possible.
How vain of ‘us’ to ever mull that possibility. As though it were ever possible to interpret every choice of colour, every line, every brushstroke. Nary the artist could unpack and unravel the infinite layers swimming within the folds of paint, so how can we dare to write essays, analyses and critical reviews and claim it a solved mystery?
fabricATE features real and imagined narratives, packed into a seemingly seamless storyline, comprising compartmentalised contexts, that dare to be drawn, draped and dragged.
Artist : Gabriel Buttigieg
Curator: Lisa Gwen