Cerith Wyn  Evans, ‘Things are conspicuous in their absence…’, 2012, White Cube
Cerith Wyn  Evans, ‘Things are conspicuous in their absence…’, 2012, White Cube

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
2012
Hong Kong,
Grace to be born and live as variously as possible...
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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