Daragh Reeves' exhibition is a work in progress. At Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Reeves will continue working on his show, resulting in an ever-changing exhibition and experience. In his work he uses film as his main reference in which cinematic procedures of storytelling and duration or time plays an important role. Every drawing marks a moment in time and can be seen as a snapshot. Reeves construct and deconstruct these snapshots with tape, paint, coins and text.
"The gravitational force in the work of Daragh Reeves seems to be his preoccupation with the ambivalent/uncertain status of the image. The images Reeves composes or creates -whether they are drawings, sketches, slides, films or videos- do not reveal their source nor their destination. They seem to deliberately hesitate between being visual renderings of ideas, semi-functional entities, film quotations or representations of idiosyncratic thoughts. Reeves moreover has a predilection for neologisms and uses language as a flexible tool to conjure up a cast of fictional figures and fragment stories, partly based on the existence and achievements of film directors, movie stars and friends." (Ann Demeester)
"For me visual art is a way of expressing contradiction as a single thing. I presume my aim is to re-invigorate reality on some level, by including things around us in a personal order."(Daragh Reeves)
Daragh Reeves (1974, UK) lives and works in Amsterdam and Brussels. His artistic practice has gained an outstanding international recognition in the past years. Since completing a work period at the studio program de Ateliers in Amsterdam, Reeves has had presentations Liste Young Art Fair, Basel; W139, Amsterdam (2005); The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2007); De Appel Amsterdam (2007); Artis, Den Bosch (2007),Oporto, Lisbon (2007), Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (2008), Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin (2011), 1646, Den Haag (2011)
Ellen de Bruijne will be present at Art 42 Basel with a Statement by Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz 15 - 19/06/2011