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Elza Sile

Liste Art Fair Basel

Sep 20 - Sep 26, 2021

CV

Working primarily on aluminium sheets and as such creating a laboratory-like appearance, Sile makes use of an unusual diversity of uncanny and ordinary materials: sliding tubes, oil paint irrigations and support systems, miniature constructions of readymade graphite pencil lead, flickering gelatine emblems, thread traps and borderlines, hand-tapped image traces, opaque inhabited capsules and topographical maps, which morph into smoke rings, voluminous spirals, warped space vortexes and snakeskin patterns.

Intricate visual scenarios elaborate into layouts of clusters, categories, menus, units and sets. The artist combines mental imagery with analytic divisions and builds up an interwoven vocabulary of psycho-spatial typologies in flux. Sile’s oeuvre consists of human-scale constructions, models made from painting materials, fictional dialogs called CASES, including translations into smaller outputs of stickers, tattoos and CG renderings.

Depending on the viewing perspective, sculptural elements emerge and disappear. Familiar objects serve as entry points to establish a relative connection in both perception and language. Miniature correlations reveal different structures of experience, which incessantly form new clusters of interpretations. Hence, the viewer is invited to investigate this mind-space of reflective task systems and to navigate into a subjective trip or training program of reflection.

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Menu plate10_chain reaction and no evidence, 2021, oil paint, graphite pencil lead, string, cardboard, gelatine, cut-outs and glue on aluminium, 200 x 210 x 260 cm

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Menu plate10_chain reaction and no evidence, 2021, oil paint, graphite pencil lead, string, cardboard, gelatine, cut-outs and glue on aluminium, 200 x 210 x 260 cm

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