A Certain State of Mind
Luis Adelantado Valencia is pleased to invite you to the opening of the collective exhibition A Certain State of Mind, where a number of contemporary artists come together in order to invite us to reflect on the notion of perception and the multiple readings offered by its alterations.
The showing—co-curated by Solene Guillier (gb agency) and Olga Adelantado—has managed to bring together artists with a distinguished international career. This visual trap is conceptualized from the perspective of the following artists: Ting-Ting Cheng, Ryan Gander, Mark Geffriaud, Rubén Guerrero, Roman Ondák and the newly incorporated Yann Sérandour.
The exhibition will display pieces in different formats: installation, photography, light and irony. The truth is that—in appropriate doses—irony is a part of perception, its nuances and complex and everyday ideas, while it is also materialized in conceptual works. We here find a calmed transgression, blurred limits, which are completed by the viewer’s gaze.
With his distinctive meticulous work—which brings him to some extent closer to a historiographical labor—, we find Yann Sérandour. His artwork for this exhibition challenges us and returns a reflection of undefined limits. His Untitled installation is linked to an essay about the conceptual artist Daniel Buren.
In a kind of illusion that appeals to our intellect, the installation of Slovakian artist Roman Ondák generates in a single piece a fictional conversation with the director of the gallery. Linked to this ironic idea of a visual trap, the work of renowned artist Ryan Gander will be displayed for the first time in Valencia. His artistic experimentation process seeks to rebuild space through dislocated materials (a suspended fiberglass balloon, lamps designed with everyday objects, an alchemy box…). In that vein, the gallery artist Ruben Guerrero goes forward in his research on the limits of painting in the 21st century and presents three paintings in which he vindicates the gesture of the ephemeral as a part of painting.