Lydia Gifford

Lydia Gifford  

Hypnagogia

Maria Thurn und Taxis  

Le Ravissement des Couleurs

Pierre Lesieur  

Visual Vertigo

Anton Alvarez  

Havana

Leandro Feal  

Laesae Majestatis

Egle Jauncems  

The Weather in Russia is Fine

Kjetil Berge  

Tropicana

Anton Alvarez  Jonathan Trayte  

Of Things Long Forgotten

Radhika Khimji  Anne Roger Lacan  

The Beast Within

Maria Thurn und Taxis  

Nomansland

Antony Easton  

Seven Days of Luck

Michel Pérez Pollo  

Electric Dreams

Ching-yuk Jade Ng  Madeleine Roger-Lacan  Faye Wei Wei  

Transition

Angelique de Folin  

Kookoo

James Franco  

9 Times the Modern Man and Moon

Alasdair McLuckie  

Spring Awakenings - Frühlingserwachen

Dean Adams  

Strange I've Seen That Face Before.....

Caroline Achaintre  Anne Roger Lacan  

Fat Squirrel

James Franco  

In Praise of Shadows

Barnaby Hosking  

Wrapper's Delight

Anton Alvarez  

Weight and Measure

Martin Creed  Jose Dávila  Richard Long  Pedro Cabrita Reis  Fredrik Vaerslev  Jeff Wall  

The Cosmic Artisan

Elena Bajo  Dieter Hammer  Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh  Gregory Polony  Artie Vierkant  

Spazio Luce

Alberto Di Fabio  

Abstract Thoughts

James White  

Tropicana

Anton Alvarez

Jonathan Trayte

Sept 13th - Sept 22nd 2017
Christie's Mayfair, 103 New Bond Street, London W1S 1ST

Christie's and Siegfried Contemporary present Tropicana.

Anton Alvarez has invented several machines, one of which uses thread, pigment and glue to bind together materials such as scraps of wood and electrical cords to create objects that are seemingly a hybrid between furniture and sculpture. He is concerned with being a craftsman and an engineer and states that "when I'm designing the machines I can be very free." Alvarez embraces chance in the process which he continually revises but believes that the machines are "like an extension of me... It is a machine, but it is almost like a brushstroke." He created a second machine which is called the Extruder and consists of a large metal cylinder supported by a metal base that contorts clay into shapes by applying pressure to the wet material, squeezing it out into shapes.

Jonathan Trayte's approach to making sculpture and installation is informed by our global language of consumption and the manipulation of consumer decision-making. Using a wide range of materials, methods and processes, his work reinterprets modern consumer behaviour and explores the psychology of desire through surface, material, light and colour. From processed meats and melons to giant gourds and exotic yams, Trayte often transforms organic objects into cast and painted bronze. Once assembled and delicately stacked in precarious arrangements, the work is then coated in meticulously painted layers. It is a coming together of natural forms and saccharine colours. Glossy synthetic skins of paint give the work a colourful pop status, a chameleon appearance and an almost edible quality.

press release: Christie's

press release: The Telegraph

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Anton Alvarez

Jonathan Trayte


INSTALLATION VIEW

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Anton Alvarez


INSTALLATION VIEW

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Anton Alvarez

Jonathan Trayte


INSTALLATION VIEW

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Jonathan Trayte

Lomaloma
2016
painted bronze, stainless steel, mild steel, resinated plaster, pigments, light fittings, lamps

Of Things Long Forgotten

Radhika Khimji Anne Roger Lacan