The London space of White Cube Gallery announces an exhibition of paintings and films by Leo Gabin, as part of the Inside the White Cube programme.
The Belgian trio investigate the materials and rituals of contemporary culture by pulling together endless amounts of online amateur video footage to create a new kind of narrative. Leo Gabin are interested in how American pop culture is filtered and interpreted through online viewing; how young people use the media to capture their surroundings and express themselves. Using imagery and videos from both public and private spheres (social networking sites), the resulting works evoke feelings not only of despair and sadness, but also hope and joy.
Leo Gabin is a trio of artists consisting of Lieven Deconinck, Gaëtan Begerem and Robin De Vooght, who have worked together since 2000. All three were born in Ghent, Belgium, where they continue to live and work. They received their BFA’s at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent. Recent group exhibition include ‘PRIVAT’, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, curated by Dr. Martina Weinhaert, and solo shows include ‘New Holland’, St. Petersburg, Russia; The Cultural Centre Bruges, Belgium; Peres Projects, Berlin; Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York City and the Kunstraum Muenchen, Munich.
Friday, 06 June 2014
Saturday, 12 July 2014
25-26 Mason’s Yard St James’s London SW1Y 6BU, United Kingdom
+44 020 7930 5373
- Opening hour:
Tue – Sat | 10am – 6pm
- Photo credits:
1. A Crackup at the Race Riots (Part I) (2013), Video © Leo Gabin; 2. A Joke On The Peoples Court (2014) © Leo Gabin; 3. Wearable Rainbow Eyes (2014) © Leo Gabin, courtesy of White Cube.