Remy Faint

Remy Faint – 'Inscribed Finial with Banner' Series I-V (artefact), 2023


Inscribed Finials with Banners expands upon Remy’s interests in sculptural devices and distinctions between unconventional materialities of painting. The work iterates architectural mouldings in the form of terracotta roof finials. These two-dimensional profiles are mediated with illustrative engravings. These compositions reimagine depictions of mythology, nature, interior and exterior spaces across times and regions.

The ceramic forms, positioned at an elevated linear configuration, act as anchors for a series of hanging painterly banners. These assembled and repurposed paintings, evoke visual cues reminiscent of imagined topographies and perceptions of physical barriers such as passages and windows. Distinctions between various materials such as silk, oil paint, canvas, shade cloth and twine are similarly blurred and destabilised. It is precisely these traces, remnants, concealments and obscurations left by Remy's painterly and sculptural gestures that elude to any fixed representation (of a culture, composition, method) to point towards more fluid modes of being.

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Remy Faint is an emerging artist based on Gadigal-land, Sydney. His practice is motivated by the desire to expand languages of painterly abstraction by examining its global histories. While often referencing collection-based objects and materials specific to his Chinese heritage — his works mediate cross-cultural and material frameworks to explore themes surrounding exchange, visibility and hybridised artistic production. Remy’s works often aim to reframe structural forms such as a barriers, dividers or architectural devices. This cultural referencing coincides with physical acts of assembling, repurposing and combining various materials in his studio.
Faint is the recipient of the Gosford Art Prize 2023.

Everyone’s heard of a dragon  

Curated by James Lemon and Bobby Corica

11 November  23 – 27 January 24 

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Material: engraved terracotta, red iron oxide, silk, cotton, acrylic and oil on canvas, shade cloth, textiles, thread

Dimensions: variable

1 piece in stock.

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