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Statement

Marlene Steyn creates paintings of different worlds that swim in multiplicity. The human becoming-tree, becoming-braid proliferates in scenes that dip in and out of bodies-without-organs. Steyn creates an installation out of several works - a world is created, space transformed

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"...he looked like one of the oldest men I had ever seen."

  • Georges Bataille commenting on Antonin Artaud after his return from Rodez.

Evidence piles upon evidence, becoming a mound.
A mound might be a light congregation of things, a junkyard pile, rotting vegetables in the corner of a garden, the ruin of a monument, or dead bodies in the aftermath of war. But equally a mound might be …

"...he looked like one of the oldest men I had ever seen."

  • Georges Bataille commenting on Antonin Artaud after his return from Rodez.

Evidence piles upon evidence, becoming a mound.
A mound might be a light congregation of things, a junkyard pile, rotting vegetables in the corner of a garden, the ruin of a monument, or dead bodies in the aftermath of war. But equally a mound might be constituted out of a mixture of dreams and apparitions. These are paintings that are not so much compositions as mounds. A mound is always composed out of an excess of things. Marlene is a monist who …

Gallery

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Lychee One
London

Location

Unit 1, The Gransden, 39 Gransden Avenue
London, GB
Wed – Sat 12 – 6pm and by appointment