© Gianni Wise, 2012-18

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2009 | Action vs Action, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Aaron Matheson, Gianni Wise
Gallery 4a turned its ground floor gallery into a public-private performative zone where rice paper is worked with inks
– on the ground, visible from street level. As each work is born the world is born – leaving behind a spectrum of
mark making vocabularies. Some have resulted in elegant well-turned phrases, others searching for form chasing
elusive time.
Upstairs suspended from the ceiling are works are suspended as they come into being - a portrait of a cowboy like
figure by multimedia artist Gianni Wise, several Chinese characters burnt through with a lit incense by artist Shuxia
Chen (reading “life & death” according to one of the staff).