Workplace Gallery is pleased to announce The Meeting of Two Eyebrows first solo exhibition of Mike Pratt at Workplace London comprising an installation of recent sculpture and painting made during the summer of 2014.
"All of the works are loosely based around the theme of the torso, with the waxcast paintings being produced using the same mold. In total there are 5 paintings and 5 vibrating bikers. I had always wanted to work with worn out leather jackets as a material just because they hold a close relationship to painting, with a layered surface revealing actions and incidents. I wanted these objects to be presented as a portrait, emulating an experience. Their frayed hair extensions (garnished with seashells and feathers) allow a non-verbal declaration towards the quintessential outsider, describing their characteristics through materiality. The paintings are abstractions; they mimic each other's form and share a domestic dining room scale. Their nature is pointed towards romantic notions and vague uncertainties. My position whilst making theseworks was always to push and pull the outcomes of the process, making space to rely on intuitive remarks."
Mike Pratt, 2014