2019.05.01 - 2019.06.14

Gillies Adamson Semple

[UK ]

Artist Profile

Gillies Adamson Semple is a Scottish born, London-based artist and curator working with modes of display and apparatus to build and present visual syntax. Often isolating moments from conversation and systems of communication; phrases, images and diagrams become repositioned and re-evaluated within constructed frameworks, attempting to give a different voice for material with ‘real-world’ provenance. His work looks at repositioning histories as counter-weights to nostalgia, drawing from moments of personal encounter and broader events as material to become reframed within his own visual language.

Statement for Youkobo

At Youkobo Art Space, Gillies will engage in the position of being entered into a different system of communication, with a greater position of exercising both ‘listening’ and ‘looking’. Gillies will look at the alternate modes of display apparatus found in Japan, particularly within museum institutions and through accessible public advertising and media. With a growing interest in surface and its mechanisms for presentation; to experience a language system differing from that of which is found in the UK, he will attempt to find a relationship with a communication behind textual language. He hopes to draw this information into a video essayistic film, along with a body of research material.

Date 2019.05.01 - 2019.06.14
Place AIR-2
Website https://www.gilliesadamsonsemple.com/