Established as a commercial gallery with an emphasis on experimental and innovative practices, Artereal Gallery has built a strong reputation and some serious street-cred for presenting risk-taking and stimulating exhibitions by artists working at the forefront of contemporary practice.
Sydney based artist Yioryios creates organic architectural forms which are grounded in the framework and mentality of painting but realised in the form of sculpture. Working with aluminium and acrylic paints, the artist bends, folds, contorts and manipulates his materials – an almost choreographic and dancerly process which culminates in the creation of works defined by a sense of energy and movement.
Following on from the success of her 2014 solo exhibition Plomp, Sydney based emerging artist Louise Zhang presents her latest body of work Monstrous Masses at Artereal Gallery this May.
Spanning sculpture, experimental painting and installation, Monstrous Masses draws on cinematic representations of horror to re-present familiar clichés from the film genre in the context of contemporary art.
Heavily influenced by the work of renowned horror director David Cronenberg, Zhang’s work playfully explores the idea that by aestheticising mankind’s inherent disgust towards the internal body, it ceases to be ugly. With her oozing sculptures and dripping paintings, many of which allude to grotesque internal organs and bodily functions, Zhang examines the idea that something that is traditionally seen as repulsive can in fact be reinterpreted and reframed as having an attractive and curious allure…