Platform 20 Press Release
Gasediel is a figurative artist who creates rich and exuberant cement paintings on canvas. These works are inspired by the whole mystery hidden in the colourful torn-posters and graffiti left on the walls of forgotten back streets. Gasediel uses the trompe l’œil technic to recreate the look and feeling of time passing, of weather-worn surfaces that we are accustomed to see in urban area but to which we do not pay attention.
Katie Mundy's paintings often depict the human figure, removing detail so that they become a universal symbol that we recognise as human but with no fixed identity. The aim is that the viewer will speculate at hints that have been given in the painting and project their own narrative.
Levin Pfeufer is interested in how visual interpretation manifests out of built/decayed form, introducing lines gesturing to the myths and spirits, chasing through the narrows of tower blocks, urban labyrinth, the movement of organic through inorganic spaces.
Lily Montford has always had an interest in old scientific illustrations and tries to reflect this aesthetic in her work. She also finds the combination of this aesthetic with fantasy elements fascinating. When designing the fantasy flora and fauna Montford did research into the evolution and adaptations of real plants and creatures and exaggerated and twisted these to incorporate them into her own designs.
Matias Ellero is an Argentinean artist and architect working in the UK since 2015.He calls his current work ‘tomography of a construction’. This is based on a conceptual idea that Matias has been developing since he started integrating art and architecture together. Tomography is used in the field of science to describe the imaging of a cross section through the human body, including the brain.
Elizabeth Bevington’s work explores the presentation of the female figure within the no-mans-land of social media; the idea of self-representation and curating one's own virtual reality. The gridded canvases draw attention to the way we have become accustomed to viewing images in a certain format.