Bruno Tanquerel’s imagery is a celebration of fantasy. Humour and sad-ness coincide in his assemblages, a mixture of familiarity and imagination. His art bears eloquent witness to Tanquerel’s life experience and to his sensitive observation of human comedy. The unique iconography may be understood as a form of poetic metaphor expressed with a system of private signs while his fusion of abstraction and figuration result in a gesturing of line which transforms the ordinary and everyday into dramatic theatricality.
Living most of his adult life in Paris, Tanquerel has witnessed first hand the art of great masters like Marcel Duchamp, and a close affinity can be drawn with the art of Paul Klee. Tanquerel, like Klee, searches for a means to represent the essence of human relationships through his compelling abstract pictorial expressive lines and inventive spaces.
Unlike the sinister farce which prevails in much contemporary art, a childlike innocence is felt in this body of work. This characteristic should not be mistaken for simple art; this art evinces a high degree of intelligence and sophistication, a paradoxical quality. Tanquerel opts to celebrate human relationships and the relevance of small intimate encounters instead of focusing on mass society with its psychological isolation and its complex political, economic, and architectural structures. His imagination seeks positive answers at a time when man’s tragic predicament is explicitly spot-lighted.
Come and join us for the opening night on the 18th of June at 6 p.m. or visit the two month solo exhibition beginning on the 8th of June.
S Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.