Conceptual | 简
My work explores architectural space, colour theory, memory, feminism, and translation through the lens of duality both visually and conceptually. Through subtractive simplification, the paintings are my response to my surroundings and my attempt to discuss the notions of consensus and reconciliation. They transcend flat images or physical space and objects, and document introspective moments. Being constantly in between different physical locations, cultures, as well as climates, it is difficult to define what my identity and where my home is, leading to the undetermined and ambiguous nature of my work. The lack of explicit information is apparent as there are only fundamental shapes in the paintings. Yet, the sentiments and narratives are communicated through the inevitable imperfections done by my hands. Employing geometry and abstraction not only translate the architectural space that I involve with daily, but also refer to the fragmentary and dubious quality of memory. The indirect and minimalistic approach is a process of reconciling, which grants more space for the viewer to have their own definitions.
Brubey Hu | 胡琬芝
Brubey Hu (b. Xiamen, China 1994) is a recent MFA graduate from the University of Waterloo. She holds a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art with a major in General Fine Arts and concentrations in Graphic Design and Book Arts. Brubey works mostly with but not limited to painting and artists’ books, with interests in architecture, translation, feminism, memory, and colour theory, through the lens of duality. Brubey’s work has been exhibited in Canada, the US, and China. In 2018, Brubey participated in BAiR Emerging Visual and Digital Arts Residency at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.