Antonio Marguet: The Compelling Allure of Golden Yellow

17 Jul 2015 – 29 Aug 2015

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Mon - Sat 10am - 5.30pm

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Exeter Phoenix Gallery

Exeter, United Kingdom

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A solo show of new and recent photographic work by the Spanish born, London based artist.


Growing up between Syria and Spain, Antonio Marguet attributes a childhood fascination with sculpting plastic objects to the influence of his father's bublegum factory.

Now based in London, Marguet works at the boundary between sculpture, installation and photography, bringing together a range of interdisciplinary skills to create highly original, unconventional and often humorous objects. These are carefully photographed before the originals are destroyed – the image ultimately becoming their only remaining record.

Marguet is fascinated by the use of props and surrogates. Images become objects, the real is concealed and the photograph becomes a mythological or fetishistic object.

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