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CHARLIE SMITH london: Gavin Tremlett - Hybris - 25 Feb 2016 to 2 Apr 2016

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25 Feb 2016 to 2 Apr 2016
6.30-8.30pm
Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm or by appointment.
CHARLIE SMITH LONDON
336 Old St, 2nd Floor
London
EC1V 9DR
United Kingdom
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Gavin Tremlett 'Hybris 1', 2016
Charcoal, pencil, acrylic on paper 50x40cm


Artists in this exhibition: Gavin Tremlett


Gavin Tremlett
Hybris
Private View
Thursday 25 February 6.30-8.30pm

Exhibition Dates
26 February – 2 April 2016

CHARLIE SMITH LONDON is delighted to present Gavin Tremlett’s much anticipated second solo exhibition at the gallery.

In this exhibition Tremlett has created a group of oil, graphite & charcoal pieces on canvas or paper. Leading on from his earlier series ‘Amusement’ and ‘Practice’, Tremlett continues to use the portrait in order to investigate deeper lying drives. He marries impeccable figuration with material abstraction, therefore combining intention and chance to create form that simultaneously appears from and recedes into the picture plane. It is clear that Tremlett is operating beyond portraiture and deploys his subjects to challenge his audience. As the artist states:

“My paintings address eroticism, sexuality and transgression. They also call into question ideals of beauty and the politics of identity. These powerful themes wrestle with the medium itself – the compelling nature of the subject matter fighting against the sensitivity and gentleness of touch employed in the brush handling and mark making.”

Tremlett’s choice of source material - from classical sculpture to pornography - emphasizes the power of the gaze and augments a disruption of expectation. His subjects might be questioning, stern, melancholy, haunting or impish. We are invited to attend to them, but the point might just be that we are the ones being watched as the artist toys with the practice of looking and its inherent anticipations. By engaging a number of internal contrasts Tremlett imposes a state of uncertainty and ambiguity that transfers from subject to viewer, forcing a confrontation with our notions of concealment and disclosure.

Please contact CHARLIE SMITH LONDON for images and further information
 

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Biographical

Born
1977

Education
2001 – 2004: MA in Painting, Royal Academy Schools, London; 1996 – 1999: BA (Hons) in Fine Art (First Class), Loughborough University School of Art & Design

Selected Exhibitions
2015: We Need to Talk about Gavin (Solo), Loock Galerie, Berlin; Die English Kommen! – New Painting from London, Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt; 2012: Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4’s New Sensations and THE FUTURE CAN WAIT, B1, Victoria House, London; 2011: Polemically Small, Klaipeda Culture Communication Centre, Klaipeda; 2010: Amusements (Solo), CHARLIE SMITH LONDON, London; New British Painting, Gallery Kalhama & Piippo, Helsinki; Papyrophilia, CHARLIE SMITH LONDON, London; 2008: Be Stiff (Solo), Wohnmaschine, Berlin; Prague Triennial, National Gallery of Contemporary Art, Prague; 2007: Malkunst 2, Contemporary Painting in Berlin, Fondazione Mudima, Milano; The Dream of Putrefaction, The Metropole Galleries, Folkstone; 2006: The Hobby (Solo), Wohnmaschine, Berlin; Icons, Chung King Projects, Los Angeles; 2005: Introspective Men, Madder 139, London; Schmidt, Tremlett, Tzamouranis, Wohnmaschine, Berlin; 2005: Faux Realism Part 2, The Rockwell Project, London; Faux Realism Part 1, The Royal Academy Schools Gallery, Hornsey; 2004: The Arrivals, The Pump House Gallery, London

Collections
The SØR Rusche Collection, Oelde / Berlin
Private collections throughout Europe

 
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Address
336 Old St, 2nd Floor, Shoreditch, London EC1V 9DR

Contact
+44 (0)20 7739 4055
direct@charliesmithlondon.com
www.charliesmithlondon.com

Gallery Hours
Wednesday–Saturday 11am–6pm or by appointment


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