Daydreamer

Eighteen is pleased to present:

Daydreamer
A solo exhibition by Dina Roudman

OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17. 2023. TIME: 16.00 - 21.00
EXHIBITION PERIOD: NOVEMBER 18 – JANUARY 13. 2024

Please note: The galleries will be closed for winter holidays from December 24.12.23 and reopen January 02.01.24

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
There is a field. I'll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
The world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase each other
Doesn't make any sense.
- Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273)

Bursts of vivid colours offer fragmented glimpses of the beyond. Mirrored memories and cosmic sensations, out of reach from verbal and written language, are expressed with paint on canvas. The compositions trace long-limbed movements, rhythm, energy, push and pull, purpose and mistakes. Beautiful mistakes. Intuitive decisions. Figurative elements appear, dissolve, transition and reappear. Dense layers of paint are juxtaposed with open spaces. Large gestural brushstrokes sing with fast-paced lines. Fuelled by a long lineage of painting Roudman’s works appear urgent and empowered. Like metaphysical love letters.

Dina Roudman (Born 1991 in Norilsk, Russia) lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Recent exhibitions include A P A R T, Swinton Gallery, Madrid, Spain, 2022, Limbic Friction, Only One Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 2022, Dina Roudman, Masters Gallery, Calgary, Canada, 2022, Echoes Of The Flame: Art Inspired By The Lyrics Of The Tragically Hip, group exhibition, Song-Word Art House, Thousand Oaks, United States, 2022 and Same Differences, group exhibition, Arterial, Toronto, Canada, 2021. Daydreamer is Dina Roudman’s first solo exhibition in Europe and her first with the V1 / Eighteen family.