Life on Venus II | The Human, Timed Auction12 JAN 2021 12:00 AM - 28 JAN 2021 7:04 PM
51. Alexis Soul Gray
Signed and dated (on the reverse)
Pen and oil on found paper
21 x 15 cm.
Painted in 2020.
£50 - 300View shipping estimates
“My practice is concerned with loss, memory and grief. Speculative questioning about the memorial, memory and commemoration bring together a conjecture of imagery taken from personal and public archival materials. Through painting, collage and assemblage I deface and rearrange found images and objects”. - Alexis Soul Gray, 2020.
More recently Alexis has been drawn in particular to salvaged found paper ephemera such as vintage embroidery transfers, bible pages, knitting patterns and magazines/books that give advice and instruction about domestic success. Often working in layers, deliberately interrupting images through overlapping and obstruction as an attempt to create a visceral representation of the thought process. Abstraction and figuration hold equal significance, images are continuously intersecting, abrasive, harmonious, removed…a tangible manifestation of a multi-layered interior state.