Exhibition view of "Slow Magic, Approaches to Contemporary Painting", Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, 2009   
       
     
 Companion Ghosts, (detail)
       
     
   
  
 
 
 
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    Installation view of solo show at Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, London 2016  ARTIST TEXT: In this series, multi-faceted representations of jubilant “walls” allow for an exploration of identity as an interweaving of narratives. In the context of 18th century grotesque ornamentation, these paintings playfully consider the decorative as a vehicle for social satire and caricature. In consultation with Ceramics Curator Terry Bloxham, I have studied the iconography of Delftware tiles in the V&A Museum collection, as a departure point for my own imaginary tiles. The resulting large works represent tiled walls and figures, reflecting on themes of “wall-painting as ruin”, and “wall as mask”. The painted  trompe l’oeil  depiction of tiles allows for an exploration of image-as-grid, incorporating interruptions and fragmentations, because tiles, in so far as they can appear damaged, replaced, restored, can be imperfect representations. It is that mix of functionality, decoration, and imperfection in portrayal that interests me.
       
     
  Installation view, "The Garden of Follies", Kunstmuseum Magdeburg 2016.   ARTIST TEXT: "In these series of semi-sculptural works I present an ensemble of free-standing, plywood silhouettes attired in undulating, baroque robes made of collaged paper and paint. These works incarnate for me the subject of « the artist » alluding to a performative context, and to characters such as actresses, opera singers, acrobats, clowns, etc., who are, simultaneously,  author, subject and material  in regards to the making of their art.  Within this colourful costume ball, multiple references to the history of cinema, fashion, set design, shadow theatre, as well as popular culture, festively coexist in a dialogue that is at times joyous, at times somber and ironic."
       
     
Monsters and Artists
       
     
 Frankie, 2013, Mixed media on paper, archival frame, 59x38x4 cm
       
     
 Chinoiserie, 2007, Mixed media on canvas, 210x170 cm
       
     
       
     
 Performance work in progress: experimental dance poses are explored in the studio using various map props.  Movement: Chloe Aliyanni  Direction: Alicia Paz  www.chloealiyanni.com