Mobius Gallery is pleased to present THE ECLIPSE, a solo exhibition bringing together the most recent body of works created by Andrei Gamarț between 2017 and 2020.
The exhibition is on display from January 29th to March 1st and may be visited from Wednesday to Saturday, between 2 pm and 8 pm.
The Eclipse series is the result of the artist’s ample exploration of the relationship built between memory – which is an ongoing process of both the individual, as a unit, and humanity, as a collective being – and light, seen as the primary matter which continues to exist in a constant state of oblivion.
An eclipse, as a natural phenomenon, shows a “foreign body” obturating the source of light. Could it be that this foreign body is actually part of us, a hidden territory that we know little about – close to nothing? The “shadow” within us, subject of Jung’s explorations, might be that foreign body which is obliterating our vision, the unknown side of us that surfaces for short moments from our own abyss and takes the most unexpected forms of manifestation. The exhibition formulates an invitation for the viewer to contemplate the fragile balance between knowledge – the higher conscience – and the unknown; spirit and body; matter and consciousness.
The artist focuses his effort on shaping into a visible form the relation among the source of light, the object and its shadow, in order to define those special and rare moments when the consciousness of sight is activated and acknowledged.
Andrei Gamarț (b. 1980, Republic of Moldova) lives and works in Bucharest. He is an artist educated in Chișinău, who is constantly exploring other creative fields such as poetry and literature. His paintings, drawings, and graphic works reveal fractures of a world that seems suspended in-between time and space. The major themes populating this tenebrous and sometimes surreal “counter-reality” tackle the relation between memory and matter, innocence and error.
This project is part of the program aiming to support art galleries in Bucharest initiated by the Capital City Hall through the General Directorate of Landscape, Architecture and Public Monuments, and the Expo Arte Cultural Center.