In PIRATES, the first solo show by Alex Dordoy for GRIMM, Dordoy will present new installations, sculptures, and paintings.
Pirates refer to his interest in using the idea of the heroic explorer heading into the wilderness as a metaphor for the basic existential question of the individual vs the social. ‘The driving force behind my practice is a curiosity for material experimentation – a journey into what you cannot see or think or imagine, hunting for treasure,’ to quote Dordoy.
Alex Dordoy (1985, Newcastle, UK) is fascinated by ‘the disconnect’ between the physical and the virtual, the real and the what-could-have-been. Dordoy edits and manipulates existing objects, photographs, images and patterns using photoshop after which he develops them into paintings or sculptures in plaster, silicone or jesmonite. He explores how objects can invoke associations at different times and in different contexts, thereby acquiring a new meaning.
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