Mathew Weir at the Alison Jacques Gallery, London


5 July – 3 August 2013

British artist Mathew Weir will be showing nine new paintings at the Alison Jacques gallery. In these works Weir continues to fuse imagery of ceramic figurines with his archive of landscapes to create complex narratives with exquisite yet melancholic auras. By dislocating and re-presenting historic objects such as early 19th Century German terracottas or Victorian ceramics in uncanny contexts, Weir entreats the viewer to reconsider how our interpretations of their original representations have been transposed over time and to actively address notions of racism, oppression, violence and death.