Fabien Mérelle’s exhibition at Edouard Malingue Gallery in Hong Kong featured a series of intricate ink and watercolor drawings as well as a public installation that brought to real life scale Mérelle’s fantastical elephant drawing “Pentateuque” (2012). Bi-lingual texts are interspersed throughout. The typographic treatment references calligraphy in the tradition of scroll paintings. The influence of narrative structures the essay treatment. It is a nod to the novel form. Paper transitions reflect the contrasting materiality of the works.
Published in 2015 on the occasion of his solo exhibition, Yuan Yuan ‘There is no there there’.