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凯文 法兰西斯 格雷

Kevin Francis Gray

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Kevin Francis Gray Ballerina & Boy, 2013. statuary white marble sculpture and base, Bardiglio marble plinth, 217 cm x 109 cm x 99.5 cm (85-7/16" x 42-15/16" x 39-3/16").

Kevin Francis Gray Ballerina & Boy, 2013. statuary white marble sculpture and base, Bardiglio marble plinth, 217 cm x 109 cm x 99.5 cm (85-7/16" x 42-15/16" x 39-3/16").

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Kevin Francis Gray Twelve Chambers - Jonny & Caroline, 2013. Patina and High Polish Bronze, 203 cm x 127 cm x 107.5 cm (79-15/16" x 50" x 42-5/16").

Kevin Francis Gray Twelve Chambers - Jonny & Caroline, 2013. Patina and High Polish Bronze, 203 cm x 127 cm x 107.5 cm (79-15/16" x 50" x 42-5/16").

Kevin Francis Gray Twelve Chambers - Scott & Scarlett, 2013. Patina and High Polish Bronze, 213 cm x 107 cm x 99 cm (83-7/8" x 42-1/8" x 39").

Kevin Francis Gray Twelve Chambers - Scott & Scarlett, 2013. Patina and High Polish Bronze, 213 cm x 107 cm x 99 cm (83-7/8" x 42-1/8" x 39").

Kevin Francis Gray Twelve Chambers - Zan, 2013. Patina and High Polish Bronze, 204 cm x 80 cm x 85 cm (80-5/16" x 31-1/2" x 33-7/16").

Kevin Francis Gray Twelve Chambers - Zan, 2013. Patina and High Polish Bronze, 204 cm x 80 cm x 85 cm (80-5/16" x 31-1/2" x 33-7/16").

Kevin Francis Gray Twelve Chambers - Lucca, 2013. Patina and High Polish Bronze, 210.5 cm x 105.5 cm x 103.5 cm (82-7/8" x 41-9/16" x 40-3/4").

Kevin Francis Gray Twelve Chambers - Lucca, 2013. Patina and High Polish Bronze, 210.5 cm x 105.5 cm x 103.5 cm (82-7/8" x 41-9/16" x 40-3/4").

Kevin Francis Gray Twelve Chambers- India, 2013. Patina and High Polish Bronze, 207 cm x 114.5 cm x 107 cm (81-1/2" x 45-1/16" x 42-1/8").

Kevin Francis Gray Twelve Chambers- India, 2013. Patina and High Polish Bronze, 207 cm x 114.5 cm x 107 cm (81-1/2" x 45-1/16" x 42-1/8").

Kevin Francis Gray Twelve Chambers - Mickey, 2013. Patina and High Polish Bronze, 207 cm x 114.5 cm x 107 cm (81-1/2" x 45-1/16" x 42-1/8").

Kevin Francis Gray Twelve Chambers - Mickey, 2013. Patina and High Polish Bronze, 207 cm x 114.5 cm x 107 cm (81-1/2" x 45-1/16" x 42-1/8").

Kevin Francis Gray Twelve Chambers- Jay, 2013. Patina and High Polish Bronze, 217 cm x 105 cm x 103 cm (85-7/16" x 41-5/16" x 40-3/4").

Kevin Francis Gray Twelve Chambers- Jay, 2013. Patina and High Polish Bronze, 217 cm x 105 cm x 103 cm (85-7/16" x 41-5/16" x 40-3/4").

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Kevin Francis Gray Lucy, 2013. Black patinated bronze, high polished bronze, Nero Marquina marble, 90 cm x 50 cm x 40 cm (35-7/16" x 19-11/16" x 15-3/4").

Kevin Francis Gray Lucy, 2013. Black patinated bronze, high polished bronze, Nero Marquina marble, 90 cm x 50 cm x 40 cm (35-7/16" x 19-11/16" x 15-3/4").

Kevin Francis Gray Vino, 2013. Black patinated bronze, high polished bronze, Nero Marquina marble, 87 cm x 35 cm x 43 cm (34-1/4" x 13-3/4" x 16-15/16").

Kevin Francis Gray Vino, 2013. Black patinated bronze, high polished bronze, Nero Marquina marble, 87 cm x 35 cm x 43 cm (34-1/4" x 13-3/4" x 16-15/16").

Kevin Francis Gray Louise, 2013. Black patinated bronze, high polished bronze, Nero Marquina marble, 90 cm x 50 cm x 40 cm (35-7/16" x 19-11/16" x 15-3/4").

Kevin Francis Gray Louise, 2013. Black patinated bronze, high polished bronze, Nero Marquina marble, 90 cm x 50 cm x 40 cm (35-7/16" x 19-11/16" x 15-3/4").

Kevin Francis Gray Mickey, 2013. Black patinated bronze, high polished bronze, Nero Marquina marble, 90 cm x 50 cm x 40 cm (35-7/16" x 19-11/16" x 15-3/4").

Kevin Francis Gray Mickey, 2013. Black patinated bronze, high polished bronze, Nero Marquina marble, 90 cm x 50 cm x 40 cm (35-7/16" x 19-11/16" x 15-3/4").
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About 凯文 法兰西斯 格雷

凯文.法兰西斯.格雷(b. 1972 年)是一名以树脂、青铜和大理石雕塑闻名的艺术家,现工作生活于伦敦。他的作品将古典大师的传统样式与现代世界的都市美学熔铸为一体。他塑造的人物形象来自都市的街道,却被赋予了沉静和冥思的神情。格雷的雕塑升华了原本被边缘化的都市青年亚文化,揭示其中潜隐的忧郁与沉思。 格雷曾先后就读于都柏林的国立美术学院、芝加哥艺术学院和伦敦的金史密斯学院,并曾在世界范围内的多个机构展出。如韩国首尔的大中美术馆,巴黎的马恩河谷现代美术馆,魁北克国立美术馆,贝尔格勒当代艺术馆,鹿特丹MAMA 等。他曾在纽约、伦敦、拿波里、柏林和圣保罗等地举办过个展, 并被纽约时报、Financial Times、Time Out 和Flash Art 等媒体报导。
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Press Release

  • Kevin Francis Gray

    6 Burlington Gardens, W1S3ET

    20 November 2013 – 18 January 2014

    Opening: Tuesday, 19 November 2013, 6.30 – 8.30 p.m.

    Pace London is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Kevin Francis Gray from 20 November to 18 January at 6 Burlington Gardens.

    Kevin Francis Gray’s dedication to realism in his work, the meticulous attention to detail in his subject matter, and the use of materials such as bronze and marble may seem conventional to some viewers of contemporary art yet it is precisely this material and visual reference point that remains unconventional. The work aims to transcend the natural and the material in both form and subject matter, seeking to render a physical perfection that is not reached in the temporal world. This tension between the real and unreal lends itself to a worthwhile questioning of contemporary definitions of tradition and innovation.

    “This exhibition will mark a distinctive change of visual and sculptural language within my work. Ifeel that both the work and my studio practice have matured and this exhibition reflects my creative and conceptual ambition, even with the sculptural difficulties it throws up for me as an artist.” Kevin Francis Gray May 2013.

    Highlights of the exhibition include five double life size bronze heads. Aligned closely to the traditional art of portraiture, the works transcend the initial confines of the craft and push the contextualisation of portraiture. The heads are hollowed out in order to create the effect of an empty shell, containing inside a polished and idealised world which jars with the brutal and rugged exterior of both the sculpture and the world around it.

    Twelve Chambers, 2013, of twelve life-size figure cast in bronze. The nude figures are grouped around one another portraying notions of isolation and inclusion, comfort and discomfort. The subjects of these figures are people taken from the area around his London studio later brought inside and sculpted from life. The piece invites the viewer to walk between the sculpted figures allowing one to participate in the sculpture and experience the figurative presence of the fractured landscape that the sculptures occupy.

    Ballerina and Boy, 2013, a life-size sculpture of two shrouded figures made of white statuario carrara marble refers to the funerary tradition of covering the body in Judeo-Christian cultures. The work references a metaphorical veil which allows people to hide beneath. The veiled ballerina carries the limp body of the boy while her taut body struggles to overcome the physical limitations that this imposes in order to appear weightless and reveal the perfection of the craft. This physical contradiction of the Ballerina lifting the Ballerino allows the work to move away from the direct references to dance and more toward the sculptural remit of physical desperation. The slack body of the boy is a reminder that the figure is beyond this world, the details and forms elevating the figure to levels of beauty and gracefulness. The drapery of the shrouded figures both conceal and define the formal elements of the body while also rendering them anonymous and universal, simultaneously tangible within the mundane world and transcendental of the physical.

    For press inquiries, please contact:

    London: Nicolas Smirnoff, nicolas@pacegallery.com / +44 203 206 7613

    New York: Concetta Duncan, cduncan@pacegallery.com / +1 212 421 8987

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News

Kevin Francis Gray explains the ideas and inspirations behind his first-solo exhibition at Pace London, 6 Burlington Gardens. Click here to watch the video.

Mary M. Lane, European correspondent of the Wall Street Journal interviewed Kevin Francis Gray at his studio. Click here to read the article. 

Catalogues

KEVIN FRANCIS GRAY

2014. Pace London. Folio

24 pages: 8 color illustrations; 15 ¾ x 11 ⅞ inches

9781909406087

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