A MODERN DESI TALE BY ASIF HOQUE

CONCEPT

A world synthesized from Hoque’s life experiences—past, present, and yet to come—set to the backdrop of familiar classical architecture and mythologies. The unorthodox story centers around the journey of two brown-skinned lovers who find their way to one another, guided by mystic spirits that grow alongside their mortal counterparts.

LOVER'S ROCK

THE TALE

Though the tale follows a seemingly conventional romantic narrative, Hoque’s universe carries a full intentionality to convey the wholeness of each figure, whether it be a lover, or a winged guardian. Each curved and coiffed body at peace — writing a story of self love that paves the way for a procession to harmonious unification.

From deliberate allusions to the flora of Hoque’s home state Florida, an homage to a memorial site in his home country Bangladesh, to the romanesque architecture of his childhood upbringing in Italy; each element that pervades throughout the eerily pristine, ancient site, builds upon the amalgamation of “Lovers Rock” that feels both intimate and foreign, evoking a sense of déjàvu. In this way, Hoque’s idyllic universe simultaneously carries the weight of the unstoppable forces of time. A reminder that our bodies will change, cultures will evolve, people will pass, and the earth will never be the same.

Story by : Sarah Han

MINDY SOLOMON GALLERY 

Mindy Solomon Gallery specializes in contemporary emerging and mid-career artists and art advisory services. The gallery represents artists working in painting, sculpture, photography, and video in both narrative and non-objective styles. The gallery program explores the intersection of art and design through an ongoing dialog between two and three-dimensional objects, while embracing diasporic voices. Utilizing the gallery space as a platform for inventive exhibitions, museum visitations, and public lectures, Solomon invites a sense of community and aesthetic enrichment. 

 

For more information visit : https://mindysolomon.com/

 

Mindy Solomon Gallery and curator Ché Morales [www.abstrkt.worldare pleased to present Asif Hoque’s “Lover’s Rock”, a virtual art experience designed by Hoque and Morales and digitally executed by Adriana Avendano, featuring artworks from Asif Hoque’s first solo presentation with the gallery.

360 VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE 

FILM REEL

HIGHLIGHTS

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CREDIT

 

Gallery: @mindysolomongallery

Artist: Asif Hoque (IG : @asifhoque)

Curator: Che Morales (IG : @wanderlustflaneur)

Spatial Concept: Asif Hoque & Ché Morales


Spatial Designer and Renderer : Adriana Avendano (IG : bae_driana)


Story: Sarah Han (IG : @srahaha)