George Eksts

George Eksts

Great Court 1, 2014

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

George Eksts

Cause Unknown, 2014

Drawing in 16mm Film

George Eksts

Essex Boulevard, 2014

Video made for Essex Road , 8 commissioned films at Tintype

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

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

Roman Holiday, 2011

Installation view

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

Pen Man Ship, 2015

Wall drawing in gouache
300 x 200 cm

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 uses video, photography, sculpture and printmaking to explore ideas of progress, completion, entropy and the temporary.

An emphasis on form and structure over content defines much of his work. Tools are presented as ends instead of means, valued for their inherent potential rather than any definite product. Obsolete media are re-purposed as materials for drawing and scuplture. 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.

In his ongoing series of Endless Videos, each video shows an action that never ends: two men standing outside a theatre, a train moving through an urban landscape, men at work. Instead of ‘time standing still’, a moment of time becomes a moment in perpetual motion, beyond completion.

 

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

2015

Casual Cursive, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury
Development Heaven, University of Hertfordshire Galleries

2014
Cause Unknown, Tintype, London

2013
Fondation Ecureuil, Art Festival Toulouse, France

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

 

Group Exhibitions

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

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,