About the work
For the Whitechapel Gallery, Anthea Hamilton has generously created a new silkscreen print to accompany the exhibition Eduardo Paolozzi, 16 February – 14 May 2017.
The edition uses a motif that recurs regularly in the artist’s work; a two dimensional ‘wavey boot’. Previously manifested in a wide range of material; alabaster, walnut, ceramic, the boot is always at 1:1 scale; a size 6 boot.
Hamilton’s edition, entitled Thirteen Storey Wavey Boot is a proposal drawing for an unlikely apartment building, Made as a silkscreen print, the boot sits in high relief, two dimensional and flat, like many of Hamilton’s sculptures. The image is built from precisely balanced muted colours and glossy details against a background of pure red to give an illusionistic depth that is both vertiginous and seductive.
Anthea Hamilton, born in 1978, London, UK, lives and works in London. Solo exhibitions: Frieze Projects New York, Randall’s Island, New York, US, Love IV: Cold Shower, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, DE (with Nicholas Byrne), Kettle’s Yard, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, UK, The Magazine Sessions in collaboration with Fiorucci Art Trust, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, UK, in 2016; Lichen! Libido! Chastity! Sculpture Center, Long Island City, US, House, Curated by S Handlykken & P Eeg-Tverbakk, Commissioned by KORO, Oslo, NO, Donuts, Fig-2, ICA, London, UK, in 2015; Just Kimonos, Shanaynay, Paris, FR, Love (with Nicholas Byrne), Glasgow International, Glasgow, UK, in 2014; Venice (The Kabuki Version), 59th International Short Film Festival, Flatness: Cinema after the Internet, Curated by Shama Khanna, Oberhausen, DE (screening with interactive performance), Let’s Go!, Bloomberg Space, London, UK, in 2013; Kabuki, The Tanks, Tate Modern, London, UK (performance), Sorry I’m Late, Firstsite, Colchester, UK, Daisy (with Julie Verhoeven), Peles Empire, London, UK, Frieze Projects East: LOVE, (with Nicholas Byrne), Poplar Baths, London, UK, Les Modules, Foundation Pierre Bergé–Yves Saint Laurent, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR, in 2012; Venice, Frieze Film, commissioned by Frieze Foundation, UK, Open Set (series of performances and events with invited guests), IBID Projects, London, UK, in 2011.