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L Maze

An Exhibition of painting by Hu Be

11TH DECEMBER 2014 - 12TH JANUARY 2015 I ARTMOORHOUSE MOOR HOUSE, 120 LONDON WALL, LONDON EC2Y5ET

EXHIBITION CURATED BY ELISA MARTINELLI, HU BE BROCHURE CONCEPT ARTMOORHOUSE ALL IMAGES ©Hu Be MEDIA PARTNER First published in 2014 by ArtMoorHouse All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by means, electrical, mechanical or otherwise, without first seeking the permission of the copyright owners and publishers. All images in this catalogue are protected by copyright and should not be reproduced without permission of the copyright holder. Details of the copyright holder to be obtained from ArtMoorHouse. ©2014 ArtMoorHouse


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"We are all prisoners of our mortal minds and bodies, vulnerable to various kinds of perceptual transfigurations. At the same time, as embodied beings we live in a world that we explore, absorb, and remember - partially, of course. We can only find the Out there through the in here. And yet, what the philosopher Karl Popper called World 3, the knowledge we have inherited -the science, the philosophy, and the art- stored in our libraries and museums, the words, images and music produced by people now dead, becomes part of us and may take on profound significance in our everyday lives." from "Living,Thinking, Looking" -Siri Hustvedt

"Is a language of riddles. One listens not with the head, with the Neshumah, the Soul", Journey Through a Small Planet, Emanuel Litvinoff


“Starting from an interpretation of Theseus Victor of The Minotaur by Charles-Édouard Chaise, the series “L Maze" stages the lonely dissolution of the Minotaur in the night of London after his death by the hand of the young bully Theseus and his new quest through the walls of the maze of the City searching for alike beautiful creatures. Freed by Theseus from his superficial semi-human earthly incarnation and because of that unwelcome in its enriching diversity in the human world made of the self-centric human perceptions of the universal, the freed Minotaur becomes a pure sparkle of light within the thousands of other lights of the night of London. The Minotaur is taken here as a sincere Icon on Diversity and Equality for a true inner and outer Freedom of Expression of the Self when Theseus, depicted in the tale as a legendary hero, here finds his true social nature, the one of a bully, the murderer of a beautiful soul in the night of London. We are not used anymore to think the virtual. It is the virtual that thinks us. This transparent inaccessibility that separates definitively ourselves from the real is to us so unintelligible as much the glass of a shut window is to a fly that desires overstep it to reach the outer world. The fly, as Baudrillard describes, can’t even imagine what gives an end to its space. At the same time we can't imagine how much the virtual transforms in continuous anticipations all the representations that we have of the surrounding environment and the perception of ourselves.” - Hu Be


About Hu Be

Considering artworks made along human history secluded nowadays into museums as images gifted of a still lively code, as a hacker that demonstrates the possibility to access into a site because of the challenge itself, the research of Hu Be is about the possibility of demonstrating the actuality of their source code executing a series of rotations of the painting demonstrating the possibility to access through an image considered finite to a new image and meaning turning it into the source for a new contemporary path. His recent works, detached from the first series started five years ago called Hacking Biometrics, are not anymore focusing into the mathematical intervention on a pre-existing image but only in its hidden identity, the manipulation of the lively abstract code each image is made of. Over the last five years, known to the public for his breathtaking detailed works on paper Wonder Lines, after the Future Pass Exhibition, a collective world tour that touched base at the 54th Biennale of Venice, the Wereld Museum of Rotterdam and the Fine Arts Museum of Taichung in Taiwan curated by Victoria Lu featuring artist like Murakami, Baseman, Chen Zhiguang, Chang Chia Ying, Thukrak and Tagra, Yoshitomo Nara and many others, Hu Be focused on his most intimate research, Hacking Biometrics. At his first solo show in London of his latest works on the enquiry on the Self, Hu Be brings to the public L Maze, a ruthless, visionary body of work made of a gestural approach refined by vibrant textures using a highly immersive language of colours to explore the projection of the Self of a painting long forgotten giving it a complete new life and meaning.


 

Breath out of the Body of evidence - stabilised pigment, acrylic and grafite - 30 cm x 30 cm


 

Breath out of the Body of evidence - stabilised pigment, acrylic and grafite - 30 cm x 30 cm


 

Breath out of the Body of evidence - stabilised pigment, acrylic and grafite - 30 cm x 30 cm


 

Breath out of the Body of evidence - stabilised pigment, acrylic and grafite - 30 cm x 30 cm


 

Breath out of the Body of evidence - stabilised pigment, acrylic and grafite - 30 cm x 30 cm


 

Breath out of the Body of evidence - stabilised pigment, acrylic and grafite - 30 cm x 30 cm


An Exact and True Account Of The Trial of Theseus The Bully spray, pencils, crayons, acrylics 101,5 cm x 76 cm


London Minotaur - acrylic, ink, pigment- 30 cm x 25 cm


London Minotaur - acrylic, ink, pigment- 30 cm x 25 cm


 

London Minotaur - acrylic, ink, pigment- 30 cm x 25 cm


Deposition of the Self spray, pencils, crayons, acrylics 121 cm x 91 cm


Mom, I can see myself as a famous singer performing at the Yankee Stadium tonight spray, pencils, crayons, acrylics 121 cm x 91 cm


Sleeprunning spray, pencils, crayons, acrylics 121 cm x 91 cm


 

Through the Maze spray, pencils, crayons, acrylics 121 cm x 91 cm


Breath In, or a new Minotaur in London spray, pencils, crayons, acrylics 121 cm x 91 cm


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