Tere Chad's practice is characterised by its versatility, as it attempts to expose an over-stimulated society. The excess of digital stimuli sometimes limits us, preventing us from seeing the bigger picture and what is really important in life. The series of works that will be on display at Zari Gallery includes a variety of media from sculpture to kinetic sculpture, oil painting and etching. The artworks showcase a series of surreal figures ambiguously positioned somewhere between physical space and dream; it’s playfully unclear whether it’s a dream we are escaping into or trying to escape from. And who knows when the dream will end.
The current pandemic not only appears as a health issue, but also exposes the impact of social media in the way politics are configured. The Situationist International had already warned in the 60’s how media was influencing what they called ‘the Society of the Spectacle’. Guy Debord described ‘the Spectacle’ as the dissociation between reality and a representation or an image that captures reality. Social media creates a virtual interface that may fulfil our desires allowing us to disconnect from reality. In this digital construction we seem to dissociate and forget our natural environment that struggles to overcome Climate Change. In a world that unavoidably shifts to the digital realm, Tere Chad reflects on how artistic practices can remind us of how important it is to feel the world through the sense of touch in order to reconnect with our suffering Earth.
Tere Chad is a Chilean artist based in London who recently graduated in 2020 from the MA Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. She had previously graduated from the MA Art and Science at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London in 2018. Tere Chad has been granted the Global Talent Visa to develop her practice in the United Kingdom. She has exhibited her work internationally. Some of her recent shows include: ‘Time Lapse: RCA 2020’ where she presented her piece ‘Are We Sinking?’ on the terrace of the Royal Society of Sculptors in Chelsea, London (2021). She has recently been shortlisted for the ‘Sustainability First Art Prize’ (2020) with her piece ‘The ReEnlightenment’ which was exhibited at ‘Reconnecting’ in Bermondsey Project Space (2021) and she will be presenting the 3rd edition of Neo Norte at Myymälä2 Gallery, Helsinki in September.
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About Zari Gallery: Based on Newman Street in Fitzrovia in Central London, Zari Gallery is a contemporary fine art space showcasing works produced by a wide range of artists, both from the UK and beyond. We are open from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.