‘Intuitive Gestures’ is Fredrikson Stallard’s first dedicated show at the London-based Gallery since 2016 and will showcase several significant bodies of work shown in the UK for the first time.
The exhibition title ‘Intuitive Gestures’ refers directly to the artists’ work which is a translation of both physical movement and subconscious thought. These two human faculties combine with the reactive qualities of materials – through the precision of digital technology – “to record the energetic action of making”. Rather than simply demonstrating a laboured process of form creation, the work captures that moment of freedom, where instinct and physical gestures are allowed precedence.
Presented in the UK for the first time during the exhibition will be the Antarctica collection; an ambitious body of work made entirely of acrylic where concept precedes function. The Antarctica works again capture visceral action, in this case, suggesting a tool hacking away at blocks of ice. This moment of violence is frozen in stillness. The rawness captured inside the volumes is juxtaposed with the smooth surface, creating a play of illumination, continually activating both the piece and environment around it.
13 September – 28 September 2017
David Gill Gallery
2-4 King Street, St James’s
London SW1Y 6QP
This post was written by Emily