13/04/2022 - 28/05/2022

New Work - Painting

Seth Price - Art Is Not Human

Seth Price has rarely shown in the UK; this exhibition marks his first solo gallery presentation in London since his film and video survey at the ICA London in 2017. Born in 1973 and based in New York, Price works in many media, experimenting with contemporary materials and themes to evoke a sense of “increasing abstraction, the alienated self, all the weird ways that material and immaterial go back and forth,” as he explained in a recent interview.

The body of work at Sadie Coles HQ marks a new direction for the artist, in which he attempts to bring traditional gestural painting into a forced encounter with 3D computer graphics. In each of the exhibited works, Price begins by painting and pouring acrylic polymers onto a metal or wooden ground, using his fingers as well as a brush, and adding hand-lettering, blown powders, spray paint, and reverse-transferred imagery. A photograph of the resulting painting is then imported into a computer and hung in a virtual photo studio, where it is collided with reflective tubes and other 3D objects.


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