Working with several other artists from Grenada over the past year as Cypher Art Collective, I am introducing this work as part of a local embodiment of long-term work of mine, Empathy of Place. I believe that the objects around us and the environment we live in contribute, poetically, to our identities. Further, the act […]Read more "Empathy of Place: Carriacou’s Shakespeare Mas. 59th Biennale di Venezia, Grenada National Pavilion (2022)"
In 2021, Susan Mains Gallery curated work for the World Expo 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This is a short video of me talking about my work, Sea Lungs, and the Masked Women series.Read more "Grenada Pavilion Expo Dubai 2020 (2021)"
Here is a collection of work that came out of the life drawing sessions at Art House 473. I moved to working on canvas and domestic as I was unsatisfied with the amount of paper I was using for our short poses (45 seconds, 5, and 10 minutes). I started trying to capture all of […]Read more "Tumble Figures (2020 – 2021)"
These are some drawings I had done around 1999. I would have been 15. I’m not sure that I remember exactly what these may have been inspired by other than thinking through forms and surfaces. There was definitely an embrace of speculative potentials in these drawings/drawings of sculptures/installations. Enjoy these throwbacks of a very different […]Read more "Early Surrealist Drawings (1999)"
This is some of the art that I did during Grenada’s Covid-19 lockdown from March to July, 2020. I took the time to try to reflect some of the common visuals of the time in a variety of techniques and mediums.Read more "Art in Quarantine (2020)"
This body of work is a starting point to launch further lines of inquiry regarding interpreting, producing, and consuming art in a dialogic mode as an initial premise. Poetic Architecture is about a philosophy of relation. More will be posted after the opening on Friday, February 21st! Poetic Architecture Asher Mains A Philosophy […]Read more "Poetic Architecture (2020)"
This series, enamel on paper and enamel on ripstop is just a little exploration into an element that is included in many Northern Renaissance paintings called “Vanitas” that is intended to remind us of our mortality. This “Memento Mori” type of series plays with that reminder of mortality and at time feels like it is […]Read more "“Vanitas” Series (2019)"
After the 8 pieces that made up the installation Sea Lungs was stolen in Venice at the end of 2017 by Omar Donia, I am recreating the series from the stencils I still have. The recreation of this series is like pulling the pieces through time and space and reclaiming them. It is at times […]Read more "Sea Lungs: New Iterations (2019)"
In LaLuna’s “Enchanted Forest”, a space made available to artists in Grenada to install sculptures and land art, I see it as a contemplative space. My contribution, “Burnt Cube” is entirely contemplative and designed to play with the way we view natural spaces. The cube “frames” parts of the wooded area from all directions. The […]Read more "Burnt Cube 2018"
“History a forgotten, insomniac night; History and elemental awe are always our early beginning, because the fate of poetry is to fall in love with the world, in spite of History.” Derek Walcott in his Nobel lecture, The Antilles: Fragments of Epic Memory, explores the diverse lineage of the Caribbean through vivid imagery and the […]Read more "“Tower” 2018"
Still lifes as a tradition in painting have been used to represent a certain quality of life. By extension in art history they serve to show what someone was able to obtain and thus communicates to the viewer what sort of person they were. People have always used objects and symbols to stand in […]Read more "Drowned Still Lifes (2018)"
Society: Cocoa New Work by Asher Mains For centuries people and societies have sought after gold. For personal wealth and for the stability of society the pursuit of gold is a large chapter in the history of the Western world. Even today, the gold standard backs some of the world’s currency. When gold could not […]Read more "Society: Cocoa (2016)"