LONDON ART FAIR 2014 - ART PROJECTS
dalla Rosa Gallery at Art Projects, London Art Fair 2014 (stand P14), presenting work by Benjamin Bridges, Caroline Kha, and Kasper Pincis.
BENJAMIN BRIDGES' hyperrealistic paintings reflect his interest in Brutalist architecture, New Wave science fiction, Dutch portraiture of the Golden Age and technological innovation. His landscapes present a familiar panorama that is counterbalanced by mysterious objects whose purpose and origin remains unknown.'In a world which has been so thoroughly mapped, and where the only places left to explore are desolate, I wanted to paint places where the exploration of the unknown was still alive and potent.' (Benjamin Bridges, 2013)
CAROLINE KHA's works on paper and paintings convey a sense of uncanny, they explore the power of images and how we already have ideas of places and people before even visiting and meeting them. Her collages delicately layer geographical elements creating no-where locations that reflect our need to romanticize places we travel to. 'The Mountains Survey paintings and Talismans drawings are contemplative exercises, exploring the process of transcribing and translating forms through marks of the hand. The graphite drawings, ‘Talismans’, are based on small rocks I've collected as tokens during my own travels to tourist destinations like Saqqara in Egypt.' (Caroline Kha, 2013)
KASPER PINCIS' practice plays with ideas of fiction, adventure, folklore and exploration, balancing conventional imagery with his experimental approach to medium and technique. His preferred media are vintage typewriters, which he uses to create almost abstract landscapes, and recently he has started working on 3D pieces made of wood and coated with gesso, shellac or graphite to create the impression of organic matter.
Pincis' first artist book LXVI , a collection of typewritten experiments, is being launched at the London Art Fair. 'The LXVI book project developed from a series of experiments using the letter V. The format of the book has actually been calling to me for a long time, having spent many years channelling literary impulses into artistic output, but it took a text like Georges Perec’s Species of Spaces to really open my eyes to the potential of the surface of the page.The limitations imposed by the A5 format worked as I had hoped they would, in forcing new types of pattern and creativity. (Kasper Pincis, 2014)