12th July – 27th July, 2018
strange world desire
strange world desire is a body of new work by Felix Atkinson which embodies facets of intimacy, physiological states and relationships within the context of Self and the ways in which we relate to others. Taking an ontological approach to figurative painting, this body of work aims to be free from dominant construction of narratives, rather, focusing on the ambiguity and fluidity of time, place and feeling. Nothing is being told⎯the paintings act as mirrors reflecting the narratives brought by the viewer.
It is the visual manifestation of these relationships that move beyond concrete depictions of race, gender, expression and intimate interactions between people. The indiscernible drives and desires of and between subjects lends to the interrogation of what is recognisable and residual. strange world desire explores the pathos of human experience and the surreal nature of the unconscious, moving toward a deeper understanding of Self.