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Recent Works By David Wilkinson at Lena Rosselli Gallery
June 1st - June 17th 2010

In his new works Wilkinson plays with notions of iconoclasm, turmoil and collapse. There is a cruciform collapsing under its own weight. There are shattered porcelain and plaster figures reformed and fixed into new scenarios that defy their original intention. There is no real logic at work here, only the recognition that all things eventually feed back unto themselves; the real objective of the signifier is to eventually fall into decay and be lost.
What Wilkinson recognises is that history is a narrative toyed with and reformed for the convenience of the living. This reformation of the past has an extreme presence within the tradition of the art object. If you want to win a war you can kill and maim, but real victory is not only the destruction of your enemy, it is also the destruction of what your enemy represents.
In his new works for Lena Rosselli Gallery Wilkinson has built a series of pieces that present a reality that is instantly recognizable. Yet the presence that he conjures is other- worldly and strange, an affront to our notions of stability and order, not how things should be, but perhaps closer to how they are.

Statement regarding the public display of the art work Nomadic Resonator 1,2,3 In Budapest at (location)on(date)

The idea of showing these sculptures in Public is to reach out to an audience that might not normally encounter contemporary sculpture. People that may not visit galleries and museums, that normally would never consider contemporary art to be a part of there lives.

The works are made by pouring plaster into pig’s intestines; these still wet plaster sausages are then wrapped around a wooden frame to construct the finished sculptures.

When I make a sculpture I do it very much with the intention that it will also be of interest to a non art audience. I make it so that it is fascinating to look at, therefore the looking becomes an encounter and the viewer starts to question what they are looking at.

What I noticed when I showed these works recently in the Kisscelli museum, in the exhibition Revolutionary Decadence, was the reaction of the guards. These quite normal and probably a little art weary individuals were fascinated by the sausage figures. That suggested to me that these works should be seen by a wider public. I am taking the works onto the street to provoke a conversation about art and life. With out an audience an art work is dead. Museums are not the only places to look at art.

David Wilkinson

Budapest 20/May/2010


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