Bischoff/Weiss is a contemporary art gallery located in London, England. The gallery was founded by Raphaelle Bischoff and Paola Weiss in 2005 as a platform for young emerging artists. Their roster of amazing artists includes: Rana Begum, Aya Haidar, Maya Hewitt, James Iveson, Nathaniel Rachowe, Michael Reisch, Louise Thomas and Raphaël Zarka.
One of their current exhibitions, Shannon Finley’s Century Entropy, is on view at the gallery until June 30th. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, featuring a series of beautiful acrylic on canvas paintings.
Canadian-born Shannon Finley, who lives and works in Berlin, Germany, employs a very graphic aesthetic in his application translucent layers of acrylic paint and industrial polymers onto canvas with custom palette knives. This technique results in incredible prism-like surfaces that draw on a visual history from geometric abstraction in painting and also the reductive language of early computer graphics. What is especially unique about Finley’s work is that he explores the optics of the picture plane while constantly emphasizing the limits of the edge – providing an unexpected archive of his painterly layers. The work engages the unseen by invoking traces of sacred geometries and religious architecture within a technocratic context. What is perhaps most striking in Finley’s work is his ability to use the old medium of painting to create highly digital and industrial looking objects that blur the lines between painting/object/sculpture in a bright and visually demanding way.
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