What: La Verticale de l’Équateur [The vertical of the equator], a solo exhibition by John Lie A Fo
When: June 5-July 12, 2015
The exhibition, which is named La Verticale de l’Équateur, opened in Habitation Clément in Martinique on June 5th, 2015. The exhibition is a collaborative effort of the Fondation Clément (also on Facebook) in Martinique and Anne-Marie Pichard-Libert of Galerie l’Encadrier from Cayenne, French Guiana.
In La Verticale de l’Équateur John Lie A Fo presents twenty large canvases in acrylic paint, which are as we are used to seeing from him, steeped in spirituality. They make reference to the relationship between the spirit world and that of man, and as usual they attest to the artist’s pride in, and fascination with the traditions and the rituals of the different cultures in his home country, Suriname.
In his creation the artist stays true to himself and his expressions, but he does choose to use titles that are more universal. For the occasion of the exhibition a beautiful catalogue has been published, which is also named La Verticale de l’Équateur.