Mastering Disorder

© Courtesy of James Drinkwater, Jordy Kerwcik, Humberto Poblete-Bustamante, Bill Saylor, Umut Yasat and cadet capela
© Credits photo: Thomas Marroni

James Drinkwater, Jordy Kerwick, Humberto Poblete-Bustamante, Bill Saylor, Umut Yasat

April 27 — June 1, 2024

54 rue Chapon, 75003 Paris

cadet capela is proud to present a collective exhibition that embraces the tempest of creativity and the serendipity of chaos. Here, through the bold works of Bill Saylor, Jordy Kerwick, Humberto Poblete-Bustamante, James Drinkwater, and Umut Yasat, we witness a journey into the eye of the storm where tumult becomes muse.

Bill Saylor’s oeuvre emerges from a primordial dance between wilderness and industrialization, a symphony of materiality that eschews the superfluous in favor of raw expression. His canvases are battlegrounds where forms come into being and fade away, as flames and tentacles give way to abstract depths and vibrant layers. Each piece invites us into supernatural spaces free from digital confinement.

Melbourne-born Jordy Kerwick translates the chaos of life into still lifes and vanities, integrating his lexicon of the everyday with the extraordinary. His canvases defy conventional perspective, becoming realms where cobras and wolf heads consort with floral tributes and memento mori, thus capturing humanity’s dance with its primitive nature. The rich textures and profound surfaces are a testament to his mastery across mediums, making his mark from Albi to the esteemed walls of museums and gallery around the world.

Humberto Poblete-Bustamante turns the canvas into a dynamic terrain, shaped by erasure and revelation. His art challenges the cerebral confines we impose on shape and form, proposing a world where imperfection and happenstance reign. In his hands, painting becomes a language, an experience that transcends boundaries and exists in full vitality.

The brushstrokes of James Drinkwater echo the rich traditions of modern art, fusing abstraction with evocations of the tangible world. His paintings are labyrinths of texture, color, and form, an opulent convergence that beckons viewers into an artful odyssey through landscapes and interiors that exist beyond their physical impressions.

Lastly, Umut Yasat’s ‘Der Stapel’ is a physical accumulation of time and existence, layering life’s trivial and significant into a vertical chronicle. Born of his studies in Karlsruhe and nurtured in Berlin’s dynamic art scene, Yasat’s project is a tangible representation of the progression and the finite nature of our being, on a personal scale, but also on a societal scale. 

Through their art, these artists offer a navigation chart for the chaos that surrounds and inhabits us. They invite us to explore the order that emerges from the pandemonium, the silent poetry that springs forth from the art, and the freedom found in every creation.