The Breeder participates at Condo London 2019, hosted at The Approach, with a presentation of works Vanessa Safavi.
Vanessa Safavi uses the conceptual systems of language and a personal narrative to explore in her work the experience of the dearticulated body, questioning the relationship between the brain and the flesh. Her work recalls the weakness of our bodies and also the poetry that emerges from them. She employs the modernist idiom of geometric abstraction and the fluorescent-flavoured vernacular of contemporary pop culture, delineating a landscape where both languages are spoken fluently. Silicone is a recurrent medium in her works as the artist is interested in its materiality and is fascinated by its analogy with the human body and skin.
Vanessa Safavi (1980) is Swiss-Iranian and she lives and works in Berlin. She has been awarded the Luci d’Artista award in Turin (2013)