George Egerton-Warburton


George Egerton-Warburton employs text, performance, sculpture, painting and video in his practice which embraces stylistic dissonance, and the syntax of conceptual art. Referring to day-to-day situations, Egerton-Warburton examines the discord between impulses and behaviour shaped by cultural norms. His work, varying in scale and duration, corresponds to the distortion of time in space constructed by late capitalism. At odds with this space, Egerton-Warburton questions it's affect on mental health, social structures, his relationship with the natural landscape that is simultaneously nostalgic and destructive, and the body's agency under administrative labour processes required of it. He creates elusive situations anchored by droll humour and irony. Sympathetic structures and topologies of stress are cobbled together in textured installations.

Recent solo and two person exhibitions include: Pillow Torque, (with Lauren Burrow), The Physics Room, Christchurch, 2016; Weeping Glass Stool, (with Lauren Burrow) Pansy, Melbourne, 2015; Administration is just Oulipian poetry, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, 2014; Just paintings, (collaboration with Helen Johnson and Hamishi Farah), Westspace, Melbourne, 2014; Steaming ties, Artspace, Auckland, 2013; Dog, Studio 12, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, 2013; Living with living, Sutton Gallery Project Space, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne, 2012; and Chicken Stampede, Next Wave Festival, 2010. Recent group exhibitions include: Only lovers left alive, curated by Zac Segbedzi, Los Angeles, 2017;  New 15, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2015; Plagiarist of My Unconscious Mind!, Château Shatto, Los Angeles, 2015; Art as a verb, Monash University Museum of Art, curated by Charlotte Day & Patrice Sharkey, 2014; Circulating Collections, (Curated by Michael Eddy and Emi Uemura), TPP Museum, Sapporo, Japan, 2014; Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria , 2013; and Post project, curated by Hannah Matthews and Caterina Riva, ACCA, Melbourne, 2011. Egerton-Warburton completed a two year studio residency at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, in 2012-14. He undertook an Australia Council Studio in Rome in 2012.


George Egerton-Warburton 2017

Artwork by George Egerton-Warburton

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