Remy Faint is an emerging artist based on Gadigal-land, Sydney. Remy’s practice is motivated by the desire to expand languages of painterly abstraction by examining its global histories. His works are often modular and respond creatively to their architectural settings. While often working with diverse painting substrates, Faint references objects and materials specific to his Chinese heritage. For example, the form of the folding screen is cited as both a spatial tool and transcultural motif in various installation works. The earliest instances of folding screens existed in the Han dynasty in ancient China, dating as early as the 4th century BCE. While Faint often reinstates the screen’s historical function as a barrier, divider or structural device, this cultural referencing coincides with physical acts of assembling, repurposing and combining various materials in his studio.

Remy has recently graduated from UNSW Art and Design, receiving Class 1 Honours. He has exhibited widely including at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts [PICA], UNSW Galleries, Gosford Regional Gallery, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute (Chongqing), ADSpace, Mothership Studios, Sheffer Gallery, Comber Street Studios and Kudos Gallery. Remy was recently curated into the national graduate exhibition Hatched, at PICA in 2022 where he received the inaugural Schenberg Art High Commendation Award. He was also selected to undertake a one-month residency at PICA in May, 2022. Remy has been a finalist in the Jenny Birt Painting Prize, Kudos Emerging Artist Award and was recently a studio resident at the City of Sydney Creative Studios, Bathurst Street. He is currently developing his first solo presentation of work at the Cement Fondu - Project Space in June 2023.

Artist-in-Residence studio, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. Photograph: Miles Noel Photography

Studio portrait, City of Sydney Creative Studios, Bathurst Street, 2022