Elusive presents a world where things are not quite what they seem. These things are not illusions; they appear to be like fleeting elements in the world made up of symbols and distorted meanings. Elusive brings together newly commissioned works by London-based artists Yu-Chen Wang, Cyril Lepetit and Andro Semeiko, and Tbilisi- based artist Mamuka Japaridze.
A thread of surrealism links the works in this exhibition. The representational and distorted quality of Yu-Chen Wangà¯¿½s drawing engages us in a non-narrative story telling. In contrast to her work, Cyril Lepetit places himself in manipulated situations in his performances questioning contemporary gendered hierarchies. In his paintings Andro Semeiko is puppeteering a knight in armour on his tragicomic quests. Along with these, Mamuka Japaridzeà¯¿½s film and prints present us with visual and language puzzles, which let us adopt sensitivity and appreciation of the process of recreating meanings.
Curated by BasementArtProject.com
Have you been to this event? What do you think? Join the discussion here! Remember, you can include links to your instagram pictures and to videos.