Spot On: Group Exhibition

9 February - 10 March 2000
Victoria Miro Cork Street


16 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW

Ross Bleckner, Peter Doig, Udomsak Krisanamis, Yayoi Kusama, Chris Ofili


This exhibition features five artists whose recurring, yet widely divergent, use of circular shapes, dots, droplets and spots are technical and aesthetic tools used for the exploration into objects, places, popular culture, abstract forms and the self.

Ross Bleckner's interest in painterly techniques and investigations into biological sciences have long formed a major part of his oeuvre. His repetitious use of circular shapes metamorphose into amoebic forms or molecules floating in space. His experimentation with light and light sources brings out a luminescence and warmth to the overall surface, lending a pulsating effect to the globular forms.

Often utilising film stills, footage of actual events, or photographs of urban and rural environments, Peter Doig's paintings emanate a quiet sense of nostalgia reminiscent of one's past or conjure up an atavistic feeling of a long forgotten memory. His depictions of unnamed places, landscapes or scenes are partially obscured by the foregrounding of thickly rounded snowflakes or the cross sectioning of branches, leaves and trunks of trees.

Polka dots, nets, phalluses, and food are outcroppings of Japanese-born Yayoi Kusama's lifelong, self-professed obsessions with these elements, which she uses to cover and obliterate the surfaces of her multimedia works. Kusama's obsessions have become a therapeutic means of articulating her universe, and in turn, she invites the viewer into her all-consuming universe.

Thai born, New York based Udomsak Krisanamis' richly textured collaged paintings reflect his highly personalised approach to language. Taking thousands of words from newspaper texts, Krisanamis obliterates and erases letters while leaving untouched the negative spaces within such letters as "o" or "b."

Chris Ofili aptly pushes the boundaries of painting, both conceptually and through the deconstruction of modern formalist techniques. In his latest work, mono rojo, 1998 Turner Prize winner Ofili continues his exploration of these cultural encodings and innovative techniques.

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