WHEN : 27th March – 14th April
WHERE : Edwina Corlette Gallery
“I’m creating work with what’s happening in the world now.”
How do we feel about ourselves now? How do we feel about the future? Vexta has always wanted her art to make people think. On stepping into the gallery, her oeuvre remains characterised by the instinctive qualities that developed from an apprenticeship on the street, and has lost none of its distinctive élan.
This artist’s practice has been honed by wit and nimbleness, and mediated only by a desire to make images that speak of their time. Pop culture, lines from songs and mass media’s imagery accumulate in her work, and imbue it with the immediacy of life from which she draws her inspiration.
This is a new kind of portrait of society in technicolour, both enchanting and ominous, that bears witness to the wrestle between the present, the past, and the spectre of what is to come. For a growing number of critics and collectors, Vexta’s work delivers a graphic bang that cannot be ignored.
Image : NEON MEMENTO MORI III 2011