Ideas for dance floors and church windows
16 September – 31 October 2021
Rhys Coren works with animation, painted marquetry, writing, light, terrazzo, silk screen, carpet, sound and performance. Each media displays an obvious pleasure in rhythm, form, colour, texture, space and negative space. The wall works contain cartoon-like clouds broken by grids of colour and texture, raking perspectives, occasional body parts, drop shadows, dance floors and the interplay of frenetic lines. Coren describes the direct link between his experience of music and the visual language of his practice, crediting the structure and strategies found in dance music as the genesis of the works.
For the first exhibition at Frans Kasl Projects, the artist has produced 6 new works of painted marquetry. The title of each respective work is A splat, a sunset, a Saturday night, A spiral, a Stella and a sumptuous sight.
Recent exhibitions include Solitary Social at Seventeen, London, Love Motion at Royal Academy of Art, London, and Main Street Video at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut. He also has co-founded curatorial projects including Opening Times and bubblebyte.org.
Rhys Coren (b. 1983, Plymouth, UK) completed a Postgraduate Diploma at the Royal Academy of Art in 2016 and lives and works in London.