June 17th, 2014

Edwin Burdis at VITRINE

Edwin Burdis at VITRINE

Artist: Edwin Burdis

Venue: VITRINE, London

Exhibition Title: The Plumbers (Hygienic Gaze)

Date: April 30 – June 7, 2014

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Edwin Burdis at VITRINE

Edwin Burdis at VITRINE

Edwin Burdis at VITRINE

Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.


Images courtesy of VITRINE, London

Press Release:

VITRINE is delighted to announce the solo exhibition of London-based artist Edwin Burdis, who has been represented by the gallery since Autumn 2013. Burdis’s exhibition uses VITRINE’s two spaces in Bermondsey and presents a new series of paintings, exploring themes of identity and character through the lens of the artists’ loosely woven narrative.

Burdis realises work via a diverse spectrum of production that spans painting, sound, sculpture and drawing. Increasingly, his physical work then lays down a platform for building narrative or performance, as seen in his recent series of operettas.

‘The Plumbers’ is a new series of paintings produced over the past year, in which the artist carves life-size figures from plywood then in his signature style, using household acrylic paint; he brings a spectrum of characters to life. A tribe of plumbers with names and individual characters, waiting to enter centre stage. Concomitantly each one is a self-portrait of a young man in all his contemporary guises. These works are also the first series to incorporate collage within the paint; eyes, pearl earrings and clothing embellishments.

Link: Edwin Burdis at VITRINE

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