|Christopher Bond ~ 4 - 27 february 2011
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Open Wednesday to Sunday, 12noon - 6pm, or by appointment.
Private view: Thursday 3rd February, 6 - 9pm
A site-specific installation of paintings and lightboxes. Paintings with a debt to (in)Expressionism (sic). Three-dimensional textboxes drawn from the real world; hesitations leaving a gap for the imagination. Or a trap for the intellect.
"Christopher Bond’s work by design is not easy to categorise. Confidently confused, abstract paintings mix with chaotic montages, light boxes made from discarded street signs, screen prints of faux institutional letters sit next to delicate drawings of beer cans, text rants and doodles.
Bond is a collector, a thief even, from the bins of East London sign shops and more poetically from memories of an eighties childhood and his present daily routine. All fragments taken from our visually saturated culture. Through paint and sculpture he re-contextualises image/object creating splutters and gestures that belong in the realm of psychology, becoming abrupt comments in a beautifully seedy world.
Bond has a purist's passion for colour, which creates a playful blanket for his panicked manifestations. Likewise he holds a love of language deeply rooted in lyricism. Inner landscapes of escapism are interrupted by ‘tongue in cheek’ devices, which create an absurd and light-humoured playfulness that are analogous to the clarity and anxiety of a hangover.
‘Sometime’ offers a cross-section of Bond’s work reflective of his diverse practice. By turns over-egged and under-cooked the work welcomes the viewer into a psychological space of personal interpretation and re-interpretation, of dialogue and interruptions which in a moment of catharsis urges us to look again when we walk down the street. Posing more questions than answers it presents a woolly, speculative agnosticism."
Christopher Bond was born in Weston-super-Mare. He gained is MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art & Design in 2006 and his BA also in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins in 2003. He continues to live and work in London.
For more information or images contact:
Michael Keenan on 07952 986 696