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George Eksts

Yaw, Pitch and Roll
05.24.13 - 06.23.13
Exhibition — Fondation d'entreprise espace écureuil pour l'art contemporain

Yaw, Pitch and Roll, George Eksts.View exhibition, Fondation espace écureuil. Photo Nicolas Brasseur, Toulouse International Art Festival, 2013 ©Le Printemps de septembre

Yaw, Pitch and Roll, George Eksts. View exhibition, Fondation espace écureuil. Photo Nicolas Brasseur, Toulouse International Art Festival, 2013 ©Le Printemps de septembre

Yaw, Pitch and Roll, George Eksts. View exhibition, Fondation espace écureuil. Photo Nicolas Brasseur, Toulouse International Art Festival, 2013 ©Le Printemps de septembre

Auto Reverse, wall drawing in Video and Audio Tape © George Eksts, 2013.

Contract. Paper © George Eksts, 2013.

Yaw, Pitch and Roll

Inspired by architecture, the work of the young English artist George Eksts stems
as much from video and sculpture as it does from installation. He explores the fictitious parameters, the variables, the lacunae and the structures of such media as scaffolding, arches and columns... anything that suggests interchangeable and unknown possibilities. Seeing his praxis as a modular system, his works are made to exist in combination with each other, and, with each configuration, give rise to a new dynamic and a reading with many meanings. At the Fondation espace écureuil, the columns and vaulted brick cellars of the place take him to a visual proposition marked by issues of construction, where the idea of the force of gravity plays a predominant part. His vertical journey leads him towards unlikely connections between ordinary (the rung) and offbeat (the hammocks) sculptural objects which have become guinea-pigs for which new uses are being sought. With Eksts, time is not linear but sinuous, as is illustrated by his videos presented in the form of projections or broadcast on small screens affixed in the exhibition venue. Like visual enigmas, no less, they are sometimes the outcome of derisory micro-actions, whose result lies somewhere between blatant failure and random success, between the absurd and
the burlesque. On the walls between the exhibition rooms, the artist brings together his collection of framed documentary images, offering a non-explicit explanation of his creative process, like an invitation to visitors to make their own connections.

BIOGRAPHY: George Eksts was born in 1978 in United Kingdom, he lives and works in London. George Eksts graduated from the Royal College of Art in London. He was
invited to Toulouse in 2012 by the Printemps de Septembre as part of the International Festival of Art Schools, and that same year he was awarded a residency at the Stipendium Bade- Württemberg, in Stuttgart. He work was selected by Bloomberg New
Contemporaries in 2012.

Exhibition co-produced with the International Art Festival in Toulouse/Printemps de septembre, with the support
of the French Institute in the framework of its agreement with the City of Toulouse.