Jensen Gallery

Aida Tomescu

The Poetics of resistance

“Art begins with resistance – at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labour”
–Andre Gide.

“…where the moon shudders before the linen screen.”
–Thomas Bernhard

Everywhere in Tomescu’s studio are signs of resistance… some of it on the floor. This resistance isn’t driven by the kind of muscular flex that some painters seek to swell their paintings with, rather Tomescu’s resistance dovetails with Gide’s policy that without great labour the membrane surrounding creativity will not be broken.

19 Oct - 9 Dec

Jensen Gallery

Cnr Hampden Street and Cecil Lane Paddington NSW 2021