Elliot Dodd’s practice comes across numerous different artistic mediums and approaches in response to the complexity and absurdities in the world of consumerism, and to question situations related to masculine control and domination within society, particularly male-orientated quest for expressions of supreme confidence. With references in politics, design, economics and consumerism culture, the works take the form of caricatures with uncompromised highly detailed surfaces, allowing ideas and objects to be humiliated, deformed or celebrated.
Elliot Dodd (b. 1978 Jersey, U.K.) lives and works in London. Dodd studied at the Royal Academy Schools, London 2013–16 after completing his BA at The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL London in 2002. Recent exhibitions include: “Flickering Boundaries”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, 2018; “The Manbody”, Zabludowicz Collection, London, 2017; “Virtually Real”, collaboration with HTC, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2017; “Semi Self Reflections”, Rockelmann &, Berlin, 2017.
Lu Pingyuan (b. 1984, in Zhejiang, China) lives and works in Shanghai. His practice involves a variety of media, including texts, installations, paintings and others. In recent years, Lu focused his practice on the writing of stories related to the art world. The texts present enigmatic narrations where protagonists are artists or backdrops are exhibitions. Mostly shown in a minimalistic way, the texts are occasionally developed into an ambitious project through installations and miseen- scene. Prop or work, the object takes then a new dimension, multiplying layers of readings.
His works have been exhibited in both national and international museums and biennales, such as the 9th Liverpool Biennale (England, 2016), Sifang Art Museum (China, 2016), 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art (Russia, 2015). Recent solo exhibitions include “Home Alone”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, 2017; “Hidden Treasure”, The Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, 2017.