This catalog was published to accompany the exhibition GAMA: Idylls of the Kings, which was on view concurrently at Art Basel | Hong Kong 2015 and Chambers Fine Art, Beijing. When we look at GAMA’s paintings we are never allowed to forget that an oil painting is just that – oil paint squeezed from a tube and applied thickly or thinly on a primed canvas. Very often the main image which does not quite reach the edge of the canvas is surrounded by a thick layer of paint, leaving the impression that it could be peeled off to reveal a blank canvas. Elsewhere, dripping accumulations of paint question the illusion of three dimensional spaces.
Edition of 600
48 pages, fully illustrated in color
Soft cover, Beijing, 2015
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