Coming Soon, Time is getting Longer, Exhibition, HubArt, Barcelona Summer 2022

Sophie Elizabeth Thompson - Blanco SHA & SH4 - Plaster Original Abstract Sculpture

Coming Soon, Time is getting Longer, Exhibition, HubArt, Barcelona Summer 2022

Time as a succession of events or as a measurable order of the becoming.

Time certainly suggests a plurality of meanings, whether considered in its objective dimension or analysed in its subjective dimension, that of eternity. In the universe of the arts, the category of time plays a central role, and the artists selected to participate in the exhibition “Coming soon. Time is getting longer” are well aware of this.

The first, the Italian Paolo Di Rosa, in his work cancels all connotations of space and time, setting his characters in a “non-place” and, as if in front of a mirror, asking the observer to immerse himself in this dreamlike, parallel universe.

His work is light, ethereal, and lunar. There is no gravity.

In his poetry recurs the representation of a thread, whether stretched or tangled, sometimes physical, sometimes just imaginary, which becomes the point of contact between the human beings and their environment.

Moreover, it is precisely the image of the thread that brings us to the work of Sophie-Elizabeth Thompson, a British sculptor living in Barcelona.

The sinuous lines of her sculptures give form and weight to abstract concepts. Therefore, the time becomes present, concrete. Whether animals, fossils or imaginary creatures, Thompson’s forms explore ideas that always originate from nature.

In her work, we find the time for contemplation and introspection that become substance and action.

“The line is motionless, while time is mobility. The line is already made, while time is what is made, or rather, it is what everything is made for”. Paraphrasing the words of the French philosopher Henry Bergson, taken from his text “La pensée et la mouvant”, we can say that the two artists find themselves on the fine line of making their own time. Time as long time. The time needed for the sedimentation of thought.

Curated by Greta Zaccali