Franco-American artist Alexander Charriol’s Human Flow IV exhibition will open on May 22 at the Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea, Greenbelt 5 in Makati City, with his newest large-scale paintings that show the young painter’s continuous display of the human condition.
Using expansive canvases, Charriol’s pastel and mixed media works are dominated by somber and inquisitive figures, either clustered in crowds, or solitary with nuanced distance between each silhouette.
Culture and everyday interaction seem to be the focus of Charriol’s new pieces. It plays with the imagination of these figures in a crowded train, bustling down a city street or perhaps languid in a nightclub. The whole range of emotion involved with human interaction can be seen—the anxiety, bliss, familiarity and anonymity brim in these situations.
Known as an autobiographical work, the themes transitions as highly universal, like a visual poem that tackles the entangled nature of who we are. Like each of his previous exhibitions, Charriol’s Human Flow IV seems to ask the viewer to excavate what is organic versus what is conflicted when people come together in daily life.
Charriol’s truly multicultural, straddling the America-Europe-Asia axis since birth makes him an observer of different people from all walks of life.
Human Flow IV by Alexander Charriol will be on display at Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea at the 3rd floor of Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City from May 22 to June 6.