George Eksts

George Eksts

Occupation, 2020

Mild steel, 130 x 246cm

George Eksts

Occupation (detail), 2020

Mild steel, 130 x 246cm

George Eksts

Occupational Health, 2020

HD video, edition of 5

George Eksts

A Lane and a Tale, 2019

Paper and chalk on panel, steel rod, artist’s frame, 80 x 60.5cm

George Eksts

Idolatry, 2019

Paper, chalk, gesso on panel, brass rod, artist's frame, 45 x 38.5cm

George Eksts

Far Fetched, 2020

Acrylic, gesso, gouache, chalk on panel, artist's frame, 46 x 57.5cm

George Eksts

Life On The Golden Horn, 2020

Ink jet on panel, artist's frame, Edition of 4, 66 x 43cm

George Eksts

Design, 2019

Pastel on ink jet print, artist’s frame, 54 x 43cm

George Eksts

Time Smoking a Picture, 2020

Installation view

George Eksts

Time Smoking A Picture – installation view, 2020

George Eksts

Time Smoking A Picture – installation view, 2020

George Eksts

Straight, 2017

Drawing, collage, steel rod and artist's frame

George Ekst

Anthil, 2017

Installation

George Eksts

Untitled, 2017

Drawing and collage with steel rod, artist's fame, 34.5 x 61cm

George Eksts

Workflow, 2019

Digital sculpture / inkjet print, dimensions variable

George Eksts

Contract (Fondation Ecureuil, Toulouse International Art Festival), 2013

Paper 3m x 3m x 3m (variable)

George Eksts

Unlax (Fondation Ecureuil, Toulouse International Art Festival), 2013

Gold Chain 680 x 190 x 50 cm

George Eksts

Drawing, Falsework, Mixed Doubles (installation at Concrete Cafe, Hayward Gallery), 2012

3 videos

George Eksts

Cause Unknown, 2014

Installation view

George Eksts

Circuit Training, 2019

Acrylic, gouache, gesso with chalk and pastel, artist’s frame, 31.5 x 46cm

George Eksts

Cause Unknown, 2014

Drawing in 16mm film, 290 x 272 cm

George Eksts

Great Court 1, 2014

Video diptych with sculptures Installation: 168ht x 55w x 105d cm

George Eksts

Parabola, 2014

Photograph of drawing Edition of 6
71 X 52 cm

George Eksts

Object (29 Palms) Object (All Routes), 2014

Photograph Edition of 6
57.5 x 44 cm (both)

George Eksts

Writer's Writer, 2013

Pencils, 44 x 44 cm

George Eksts

Cause Unknown, 2014

Installation view

George Eksts

Roman Holiday, 2011

Installation view

George Eksts

Essex Boulevard, 2014

Video made for Essex Road , 8 commissioned films at Tintype

George Eksts

Circumspects, 2011

HD video

George Eksts

Wandering by Night, 2015

Painting on panel with artists frame
480 x 130 cm

George Eksts

Casual Cursive – installation view, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury, 2015

George Eksts

Air Quotes, 2015

Screenprint on hinged panel
240 x 150 cm

George Eksts

Don't Stop, 2012

Framed photographs
70 x 70 x 2 cm

George Eksts

A Frame – installation image, Printemps, Toulouse, 2012

Wall drawing with hand-dyed cotton ribbon, wooden bobbins
5m x 4 m

George Eksts

One Thieves, 2015

Inkjet print collage
400 x 450 cm

George Eksts

Development Heaven – installation view UH Galleries, University of Hertfordshire, 2015

George Eksts

Development Heaven – installation view UH Galleries, University of Hertfordshire, 2015

Roman Holiday, 5 channel HD video

George Eksts

Ladder, 2013

Wall drawing with hand-dyed cotton ribbon and 2 hand-turned pine bobbins 250 x 360 cm

George Eksts is a London based artist using animation, photography, drawing and sculpture to explore ideas of progress, completion, time and potential.

The common ground shared by all his works is a possibility for infinite extension, a perfect completeness on one level existing within the impossibility of completion of the larger structure. By reconfiguring individual parts and generating new relations he attempts to maintain the productivity and lifespan of the system. Time can be made to reverse and repeat endlessly. Everything can be taken apart, re-used and re-arranged. Eksts removes the obvious function of things we take for granted and flips them around to offer instead a sense of infinite, open-ended possibilities.

He uses a combination of digital and analog processes, often moving back and forth between the two. Open-source found digital models might be projected onto a wall to create a large-scale drawing in ribbon, which could then be subjected to physical forces, captured photographically and finally rendered as an animation. His exhibitions often combine tangible objects in a physical space with temporary online projects.

 

Born in the UK in 1978

Lives and works in London

Education
2008 – 2011 MA Printmaking, Royal College of Art, London
1999 – 2002 BA, Photography, Falmouth College of Art, UK


Solo Exhibitions

2020
Time Smoking A Picture, Tintype, London

2019
Serious String, Mansions of the Future, Lincoln

2016
Casual Cursive, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury

2015
Development Heaven, University of Hertfordshire Galleries

2014
Cause Unknown, Tintype, London

2013
Pitch, Roll, Yaw, Toulouse International Art Festival, Toulouse, France

2012 – 2013
Incredible Utility, Concrete, Hayward Gallery, London
Infinials, Tintype, London

 

Group Exhibitions
2019
Line/Extended, University of Hertfordshire Arts, Hatfield

2018
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London June – August

2016
8 x 8 Mah Jong Re-imagined a collaboration between French furniture designers Roche Bobois in partnership with ArtReview.
Of the Sea, No.1 Smithery: The Gallery, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham
Explorers: Chapitre 1 at Loft 19, Galerie Suzanne Tarasiève, Paris

2013
Metamorphose(s), Centre d’Art Contemporain Walter Benjamin in Perpignan, France

2012
New Contemporaries, Liverpool Biennale, ICA, London
Hospitable Plains, BAF, Brussels
FIEA, Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France
Rote Learning, CUSP, Leicester
Great Experimentalists, Royal College of Music, London

2011
Furlough Group Show, Burlington Fine Arts Club, Manchester
Show 2011 Royal College of Art, London
Darkness Visible, Group Show, Sculpture Dept, RCA, London

2010
Echoes of Other Worlds, Group Show, Stables Gallery, Twickenham
Battles of Ideas, Group Show, RCA, London
24/7 Group Show, Gooden Gallery, London
Bolton Street Project, Group Show, London
Anything You Can Do, Café Gallery, London

2009
Lot 78 Presents, London
Up Down, Up, Down, Left, Left Right, Select, Start, Hockney Gallery, RCA, London

2005
SightSonic Digital Arts Festival, York, Video Installation for Artists’ Platform
Electric Pavilion multimedia art commission, Watershed Art Centre, Bristol

 

Residencies / Events
PLOP Residency, London Sept/Oct 2019
DRIVE bursary awarded by Animate Projects and the Jerwood Foundation, 2015

Feb 2014 – May 2014, Bemis Center Residency, Omaha, US
Oct 2011 – June 2013, Royal Academy Schools Fellowship, London
Oct – Dec 2009, Studio Residency, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris
March 2009, Print in 3D Symposium, V & A Museum
Jan – Sept 2006, Artist’s Talk and presentation of work, Baden-Württemberg-Stipendium, Stuttgart, Germany Animation residency in design studio

George Eksts, Essex Boulevard, 2014,
George Eksts, Rehearsal, 2018,
George Eksts, Occupational Health, 2020,