An Introduction to Haitian Art
The Black and White Building
Once again Haitian Art has made its successful entrance in the east end and modern central London with an exhibition co-curated by The Smartest Project a collaborative platform that curates pop-up exhibitions, supports talented International artists, promotes social changes, further the convergence of Inspirational Art and Creative Debuts which provides a free platform for emerging artists to exhibit, sell and rent out their work. Transvision, an introduction to the world of Haitian Art, took the public on a spiritual and inspirational journey, where they could step into the unseen, the magic and the poetic world of Haitian visionary artists. Here we enter a world of devine connection where art is used as a medium, a point of contact between the spiritual and the material world.
The Black and White Building in Shoreditch London was the perfect venue for such an event. The building, for instance, was brightened by the flamboyant, colourful artworks where reality was transcended to give full expression to the way of seeing through the inner eyes - a spectacular vision.
Walking through the venue, each piece of artwork made one feel a real connection with a higher state of consciousness. The artists seems to be on a quest for true meaning, only found in their inner world, where the two forces of spiritual and physical nature find their equilibrium.
Each artist's interpretation of their inner vision was fascinating. To give you a little glimpse on what was on offer at this phenomenal exhibition, I would like to introduce to you three out of a number of phenomenal artists that were present on the show. Walking through the venue the first artwork that caught my eyes was of Makenol Profil with his anthropomorphic trees - inspired by his spiritual roots, and influenced by the hardship encountered in the Haitian society - emphasis on the fact that nature is a living form… Trees that have so many different vital functions are here personified to reflect the synergy between nature and human. It is staggering to see how alive they seem to be and also the power of the messages delivered.
Further into the venue I found the artwork of Gino Tintin with his phantasmagorical, spindly figures, expression of his identity, culture and spirituality. Those characters reflects Gino's freedom and deep spiritual beliefs. Next, I was attracted, literally drove into the work of abstract expressionist artist Kayava. Again here some deep spiritual feelings were palpable. It could be felt that the artist was inhabited by various spiritual beings and was guiding us through his unseen world loaded with mystical, intrinsic and abyssal messages.
This exhibition was of great success and also a foretaste of many more international shows to come, curated by The Smartest Project. Through the collaboration of two fast emerging pioneering art platforms, this exhibition has set off a new wave of inspiration within the London art world.
Guilaine A is a french female artist, originally from the french caribbean island of Guadeloupe. Guilaine's family has a music, craft and design background, and Guilaine developed her passion for the arts in her early years spent in the museums and art galleries of Paris, and more recently as her painting developed, among underground artists from her home city.