Painter, sculpture and installation artist Jaisen Yates is set to bring his new exhibition, ‘Monochrome Coloured Autophobia’, to Newcastle this month.
Yates has returned from China after a successful show at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art in Hubei, Wuhan and will be working once again in residence at Abject Gallery in preparation for his up-and-coming exhibition tour of China and Europe which begins later this year in Beijing.
Yates’ work epitomises a lifelong obsession with the unique; his accumulations of objects and images share strong senses of meaning and hold the intrinsic essence of the time of their production. The meanings extracted from these sources are both the personal and the subjective endeavour of the viewer, an arrangement of artefacts that spiral off, illustrative of an evolving memory. These works are many faceted: magical realism combined with a street-art aesthetic, a surrealist undercurrent in its association of disparate elements creating an appeal of subconscious memory.
Found objects become connected to others by an esoteric relationship dependent on their occurrences in time, semi-cultural affiliations and historical relevance; a transition of transcendental information. These works are an echo of surrealism, a search for context – historical, emotional and aesthetic – they form a personal lexicon, giving Yates a sense of ownership of the world he explores.
On display at Abject Gallery from Friday 5th October (preview night) until Saturday 3rd November, this is Yates’ second solo exhibition at the gallery and is definitely worth seeing. What’s more, entry is completely free.
For more information, head to abject.gallery.