Vitreous enamel plaque.
29.7 x 21 cm [11.7 x 8.3 inches].
Edition of 25 works, signed and numbered.
About the work
To accompany the artists’ new exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, The Trickle-Down Syndrome, Benedict Drew has created a new vitreous enamel edition. The edition, entitled The Slopp Vision Club (Memorial Plaque), re-imagines themes from his Whitechapel Gallery installation and his Art Night 2017 performance as a memorial plaque. Poignantly comic, this enamel artwork in portrait format depicts dense patterns resembling capillaries of the brain, or wormholes to another universe. A pair of eyes, another recurring motif also appear here, staring penetratingly out at us, or perhaps also offering a window to the soul.
About the artist
Benedict Drew (b.1977) works across video, sculpture and music, creating large-scale multimedia installations which comment on the effects of socio-political and environmental issues. The artist’s most ambitious public presentation in the UK is on show at the Whitechapel Gallery this summer.
Benedict Drew (b. 1977, Australia) lives and works in Whitstable and Margate, UK. He holds a BA in Fine Arts from Middlesex University and a MFA from Slade School of Fine Art. He recently had solo-exhibitions at Centre for Contemporary Art (Derry, 2016); Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool, 2016) and Art on the Underground (London, 2015) and has participated in numerous group exhibitions, among others the British Art Show 8 (Leeds, Edinburgh, Norwich and Southampton, 2015-2016); Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, 2015), Jerwood Space (London, 2015); Baltic 39 (Newcastle, 2014); Adelaide International 2014 (Adelaide, 2014), and Museum of Arts and Design (New York, 2013). He is represented by Matt’s Gallery (London).
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