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Ian Kiaer’s ‘Endnote, oblique’ at Alison Jacques

A new solo exhibition by Ruskin's Head of School, Ian Kiaer.

Image: Ian Kiaer, C.P oblique pink, 2022 (detail) © Ian Kiaer

“For his exhibition at Alison Jacques, Kiaer expands on his ongoing research around the ‘Function of the Oblique’, an architectural notion conceived and promoted by architect Claude Parent and the urbanist and philosopher Paul Virilio. Parent and Virilio sought to radically overhaul what they saw as the paradigm of the vertical and horizontal that had both dominated and crippled urban architecture since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Instead, they proposed a dynamic new architectural model that focused on the body’s attention to its position within a destabilised environment. By employing only sloping surfaces and walls, they wanted to draw attention to how a person experiences and adapts physically to negotiating their architectural space. Relating to this approach are large-scale paintings comprising acrylic and crumpled cellophane on hanji, a handmade Korean paper, their fields of colour and modulated surfaces eliciting alternate ways for the body’s perception of touch, colour and scale throughout the gallery spaces. " 

-Extract from the exhibition text

23rd March - 29th April

More information: https://bit.ly/Kiaer_Endnoteoblique