SIT @ C.A.V.E Gallery
C.A.V.E. Gallery presents:
Solo Show – Main Gallery: “Haiiro” – New works by: SIT (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
And in Gallery II: “Comfort and Chaos” – New works by: EATCHO (Portland, Oregon)
Shows runs ’til June 23, 2012
C.A.V.E. Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Dutch artist SIT.
The show will feature a captivating new series titled “Haiiro”, which continues the artist’s examination of humanity’s obsession with beauty and success. SIT’s US debut exhibition was hosted at C.A.V.E. Gallery in April of 2011. His artwork has been exhibited in cities around the world including Hong Kong, New York, Amsterdam, Berlin and Barcelona.
The work of Dutch artist SIT is inevitably characterized by a feeling of discomfort: He demonstrates artificial characters, human beings and animals that remind us of the banality of everyday life, of our obsession with appearance, look and materialism. These characters are the victims of our visual and fast society, the technology of the visible – where human vanity stands in the way of a truly ethical life.
By using black and white, SIT creates sober and melancholic images, as if man – while endlessly believing in progression – has lost something on the way. But on the other hand he displays a maximum of effects: the fabrics, textures and costumes look sensual and seductive, the settings are theatrical and grotesque. This ambiguity – between the temptation of beauty and our constant urge to abuse her – is the driving force behind SIT’s work.
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