Nina Chua and Daniel Silver at HOME

Maja Lorkowska, Exhibitions Editor
Michael Pollard

Nina Chua and Daniel Silver at Castlefield Gallery, Castlefield, 30 October 2022–29 January 2023, free entry - Find Out More

HOME’s season of two-person exhibitions continues with the next instalment, this time with artists Nina Chua and Daniel Silver.

The two artists are most visibly joined by their interest in materials and the process of their manipulation, whether it’s in two- or three-dimensional realms. Nina Chua can be said to work primarily on paper but her pieces are not strictly drawings. Mark-making is her modus operandi, with layers upon layers of abstract marks on paper that is later folded, shaped, crumpled and torn, mildly crossing over into sculpture.

Daniel Silver, Friend (2020). Courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery
Daniel Silver, Friend (2020). Courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery

 

Daniel Silver currently works primarily in clay, producing sculptures of figures and faces in bold colours, as well as more abstract “totems” and vessels. Both artists emphasise the artist’s hand in the making of the work, a visual manifestation of a gesture and one that calls on the long history of humans leaving behind marks made with their hands. Regardless of its subject matter and differing focus on (non-)figurative motifs, Chua and Silver channel the pure, unfiltered energy that comes with the aim of creating and leaving traces and marking their presence with that which comes from under their fingertips.

Nina Chua and Daniel Silver at Castlefield Gallery, Castlefield

30 October 2022–29 January 2023
Free entry