How and Nosm
Way Things Are

Mrz 1, 2014

New York City

In about a week’s time, Pace Prints will open Way Things Are – an exhibition of new hand-painted monoprints by identical twin artists and our latest interviewees Raoul and Davide Perre, better known by the moniker How and Nosm.

Way Things Are is a body of new unique works on paper, created using the silkscreen process in combination with hand painting. Examining the monotonous everyday, the work pays homage to the quest for diversity in repetition. In the artists’ words, “Each day one goes through the same routine and while atmospheric changes occur, the core pattern remains and little changes. One must take charge in order to make one’s life more diverse, in order to break from this rhythm. The fact that things are the way they are has to be accepted first, in order to move on.“

Recognized by its unequivocal visual language, How and Nosm’s work creates a shifting maze of intricate detail, stylized mutating characters and geometric patterns. As the layers of meaning and imagery are peeled back, the narrative in each piece becomes more complex. The work is rendered in a selective black, white and red color palette and central forms appear in repetition, though their orientation on the page varies. At first glance, every silkscreened element appears unique. Upon closer observation, one realizes that these are the same images, existing in unique composition, light and color. The use of repeating motifs parallels life’s patterns and these echoing images are made active when transposed within layers of hand-painted and collaged elements. The core characters mutate, creating labyrinthine compositions.

Growing Up, 2013

Disappearance, 2013

How and Nosm

Pace Prints

March 7 – April 5, 2014
521 West 26th Street
3rd & 4th Floors
New York, NY 10001