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19/01/2023 - 04/03/2023

Contemporary - Painting


Si On - A Peace Brimming with Malice

Tue-Sat: 11-6pm

Edel Assanti is pleased to present Si On: A Peace Brimming with Malice, the artist’s first solo show with the gallery and first in London since her acclaimed 2019 exhibition at Parasol Unit.

Si On's practice takes forms ranging from hallucinant monumental painting to hulking sculptures melted with a soldering iron, alongside overbearing installations formed from swathes of second-hand fabric and clothing. Si On’s characters exist in vibrantly hypnotic landscapes that serve to mirror their inhabitants' transcendent states.

Despite the otherworldly aesthetic of her work, Si On’s subjects are universal human emotions, often focusing on extreme psychological states and their underlying triggers: personal trauma, sociocultural tension, political unrest, and in her own words, “the sadness and pain caused by the inscrutability, absurdity and contradictions that human beings face in their lifetimes.”


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