And we play all of our days away

Opening: March 23 

Josilda da Conceição Gallery
duo-exhibition Quintus Glerum & Silvia B. 
March 23 -April 27 

In the duo-exhibition, And we play all of our days away, we explore the boundaries between humanity, technology and nature as we both deal with current human concerns, having to position one’s self between the forces of technology and nature. Though one is a recent graduate with honours from st. Joost school of art & design and Frank Mohr Institute and the other already has a 30-year-long art career, we both aim to simplify the complex world in a similar playful demeanour to discern what makes us human. 

Quintus Glerum presents a series of a screen-based installation works that play a part in a larger narrative of escapism through simulation. This body of work comes about via his urge to render and romanticize the reality, resulting in a visual telling through the lens of a cartoon persona, while putting an emphasis on the elements of his own perception of reality and attempts to break it, which physically manifests in his requisite use of tangled, excess wiring system.

My latest sculptures from the series Entanglement will be on show. In these sculptures the boundaries between nature and culture become fluid. The bare skin of debarked trees blends seamlessly into that of human adolescents, intertwining their vulnerability and will to live in uncertain times. The series reflects on both the drama and the joy of human existence on earth.