In his diaristic exhibition at Sōko, the artist explores the hallmarks of the natural world, and adds his own imprint to them
Washed with water and found liquids from the environments they were created in, Rabin Huissen’s works are evidence of passing moments. Each is a distinctive product of the conditions in which they are made, captured on light-sensitive paper and shaped by the climate and particles that pass over them. The natural forces through which these artworks are made are set in contrast with the artist’s imprints on them, taking form through contact with his hands and feet, marking an awareness of his own traces on those same environments.
Huissen’s most recent exhibition, Selective Memory, at Bangkok’s Sōko, appears both organic and inorganic at once; its materiality is distinctly tied to the biological world, processed into vibrant colors. The delicate textures of his paper cut images are collaged together, evoking an almost sculptural quality in their layers, reiterated by their multiplicity of mediums. Set in line on the gallery walls, they appear almost diaristic, their spectral shadows embodying the permanence of the marks we leave on the physical world.
Selective Memory is on display at Sōko through December 11, 2022.