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Summer Show: Gestural Brushstrokes

Miami— June 6, 2022 — Tresart is pleased to present Summer Show: Gestural Brushstrokes, a group show that will feature the work of talented contemporary artists who have gained recent international attention from institutions and collectors alike by using painting in their own expressive ways to expand on their artistic explorations. The artists featured in the show, Amoako Boafo (Ghanaian, b. 1989), Godwin Champs Namuyimba (Ghanaian, b. 1989), Jammie Holmes (American, b. 1984), Isshaq Ismail (Ghanaian, b. 1989), Jordy Kerwick (Australian, b. 1982), and Eddie Martinez (American, b. 1977), have developed distinctive pictorial styles through personal process and distinguishable free, gestural brushwork that provide a sense of texture to the works. These artists share a passion for painting and use the emotional capacity of the medium itself to explore their interests and represent the intricacies of their own realities.

Through a variety of motifs the selected artists present contemporary approaches to the topics of identity, history, individuality, activism, popular culture, and human emotion, to shine a light on the socio-political and economic reality of contemporary times through their own personal lens. Holmes’s practice is focused on depicting contemporary Black life in the Deep South. Namuyimba uses the human form to explore identity, race and individuality in the context of postcolonial Africa. Drawing from memory, Martinez balances abstraction and figuration through his self-taught colorful technique. Via his child-like portraits, Ismail aims to create a space for deeper reflection on individuality and identity.  Boafo’s expressive and distinctive style serves as a celebration of his identity, Black people, and Blackness. Through his work, Kerwick explores fantastical elements from his imagination combined with historical references, ancient iconography, and pop-culture elements, resulting in visually rich surreal compositions. 

Summer Show: Gestural Brushstrokes is open by appointment only, from June 7 to July 29, 2022. To schedule an appointment or learn more about the featured artists click here.

Photo: Detail, “Nadinenglm,” 2019 by Amoako Boafo.