AboutNew work from artists Luke Burton and Alexander Page in a duo show exploring the relationship between aesthetic and emotional constraints. The work presented will seek to map out the similarities and differences in the two artist's practices, interrogating their shared concern with surface, exposure and restraint; Using VITRINE Bermondsey Square's unique exhibition space as an experimental platform for this ongoing collaboration.
In Burton's delicate hanging works, tissue paper is saturated with glue to create a spatially commanding but fragile structure - corporeal and architectural gestures combine and probe the gap between controlled, emotional distance and direct expression. This probing finds echo in Page's series 'How I feel about you now' where a collage of multiple images, each rich in memory and association; collapse and synthesise psychological and architectural space.
The relationship between the two artists works as a nebulous and discursive collaboration, with both making distinct bodies of work that converse and interact. The propositions offered by these create a discussion that maps the space between their practices as one of conversation and exchange.
Luke Burton is an artist based in London and is graduating from Royal College of Art this summer. His work has been exhibited at Turner Contemporary, Margate; Departure Foundation, London; Platform 1 Gallery, London; ECA, Edinburgh; Gallery Primo Alonso, London; no.w.here, London; Prague Biennial; Truck Art, Milan; and Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco. He won Battersea Park Sculpture Prize, 2012 and Roger and Sarah Bancroft Trust Fund Award, 2011. His work has been featured in publications internationally including: Palm Springs, Vol.1 2012; Connecting Movements - Essay and interview with Larry Gottheim, Vertigo Magazine, 2012; and Flash Art Show Milan Art Fair (catalogue) 2005.
Alexander Page is an artist based in London. He was part of the The Woodmill Studio projects in Bermondsey from 2010, where his work was exhibited in a number of shows including The Devil's Necktie (2010) and Blood and Time Pt.I (2011), which he also curated. His work has also been exhibited at Platform 1 Gallery, London; Margate Photo Biennale; Copenhagen Place, London; and Hold & Freight Gallery, London and in publications including Time Out, Building Design Magazine, Financial Times and The Times.