Cerith Wyn  Evans, ‘…in which something happens all over again for the very first time.’, 2006, Sotheby's

Neither Appearance Nor Illusion: Property from the Collection of Santiago Barberi Gonzalez

Executed in 2006, this work is number 3 from an edition of 6.

Signature: This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

White Cube, London
Acquired from the above by the previous owner in July 2012

About Cerith Wyn Evans

Steeped in film, literature, and theory, Cerith Wyn Evans produces highly conceptual installations, sculptures, photographs, and films through which he aims to evoke “polyphony, superimposition, layers, levels, the occluded, and the visibility of the mask.” What drives his practice is his fascination with perception—how we understand texts, language, our surroundings, and each other. Wyn Evans combines and re-presents recognizable objects, texts, and images to catalyse a multiplicity of new, open-ended meanings. In his firework pieces, for example, texts from songs and poetry are created by placing fireworks on a wooden structure which is then set on fire while his chandelier sculptures turn texts into flashing Morse Code light signals. For Wyn Evans, these works interrogate the notion of the aesthetic and illustrate the malleability and instability of meaning as it shifts in context, perception, or physical states.

British, b. 1958, Llanelli, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom

Solo Shows

2017
London, UK,
Cerith Wyn Evans
2015
London, UK,
Cerith Wyn Evans
2011
London, UK,
Cerith Wyn Evans
2007
Hoxton Square, London, UK,
'Everyone's gone to the movies, now we're alone at last...
2006
London, UK,
The Curves of the Needle
2003
London, UK,
Look at that picture! How does it appear to you now? Does is seem to be Persisting?
1996
London, UK,
Inverse Reverse Perverse

Group Shows

2016
Wakefield, West Yorkshire,
2004
London, UK,
Eclipse Towards the edge of the visible

Fair History on Artsy

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