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17.01.2017

Hayley Tompkins

Lulu, Mexico City, México
December 10, 2016 – January 28, 2017

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Hayley Tompkins is essentially a painter. Working on a decidedly intimate scale, Tompkins is known to make non-representational paintings on paper, chairs, cutlery, sticks, even cell phones, as well as in trays, in addition to working with found photography and video. No matter what her support may be, her generally bright and airy palette is suffused with the freshness, lucidity, and immediacy of water color. If the work is marked by a sense of intimacy and domesticity, it is because Tompkins sees painting as something in the world, and not apart from it. By the same token, while the work undoubtably questions where and how a painting can happen, its interest in unusual supports is more linked to painting’s, and even art’s general capacity to organize the world. Where some painters aim to disrupt and make a lot of noise, Tompkins is clearly interested in carving out a space of quiet and contemplation. Indeed, what she does is as much about creating a painting as it is about creating a specific atmosphere, an interregnum, a brief, but luminous interval.

http://www.luludf.com/

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