Toby Ziegler’s practice alludes to the degeneration of images and artefacts through processes of technological reproduction and physical erosion. The works occupy and explore the field between formal composition and its collapse, where shapes and patterns are disturbed by gestural smudges and sprays. Confronting the idea of memory in an age of digital technology, Ziegler’s practice is rooted in art historical representations that have been manipulated and re-interpreted.
His new body of work is concerned with the relationship between control and abandon, subjecting images to a process of obliteration, in which representational pictorial information gives way to new abstract forms.
The mutable nature of the works in the exhibition emphasize the expressive materiality of Ziegler’s practice in which the organic is locked in step with the industrial. Here a process led approach to construction is contrasted within the same work by efforts to damage and deconstruct as a means to make work.
May 13, 4pm – 5pm | Press Preview. The artist will be present to give a tour of the exhibition.
May 14, 6pm – 8pm | Opening reception
Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Tuesday, 01 July 2014
304, 3/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong
+ 852 2801 6252
Simon Lee Gallery
- Opening hour:
Tue – Sat | 11am – 7pm
- Closing day:
Sun – Mon
Central MTR Station, Exit D1
- Photo credits:
Courtesy of Simon Lee