Ryan Gander

Het Spel

My neotonic ovoid contribution to Modernism

Curator's Statement:

In 1918, Belgian abstract sculptor and painter and founding member of the De Stijl group, George Vantongerloo created Komposition Aus Dem Ovoid (Composition from the ovoid). Over a hundred years later, Ryan Gander comically revisits this artwork with Het Spel (My neotonic ovoid contribution to Modernism)(2019), an enlarged and swollen form made of up of ovoids covered in multi-colored artificial fur balls, exhibited on a white plinth.

Presented by Lisson Gallery.

Komposition aus dem Ovoid, Georges Vantongerloo 1918

About the Artist:

Ryan Gander has established an international reputation through artworks that materialise in many different forms – from sculpture to film, writing, graphic design, installation, performance and more besides. Through associative thought processes that connect the everyday and the esoteric, the overlooked and the commonplace, Gander’s work involves a questioning of language and knowledge, as well as a reinvention of both the modes of appearance and the creation of an artwork. His work can be reminiscent of a puzzle, or a network with multiple connections and the fragments of an embedded story. It is ultimately a huge set of hidden clues to be deciphered, encouraging viewers to make their own associations and invent their own narrative in order to unravel the complexities staged by the artist.

La Joute (My neotonic ovoid contribution to Modernism), 2016. Photo by Mathieu BerolaCafé Aubette, Musées de la Ville de Strasbourg, FranceCourtesy of the artist. © Ryan Gander

Location: Champagne Lounge, Pier 94

Lisson Gallery

27 Bell Street

London NW1 5BY

United Kingdom

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