Is this / This is… Kieron Da-Silva Beckerton

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Is this/this is….Kieron Da-Silva Beckerton

Wednesday 23rd September 7pm, elysium gallery High Street Studios

The latest residence in the Is this/this is project space is Kieron Da-Silva Beckerton.

Kieron studied Fine art in contemporary media at the University of Wales Newport; where he started experimenting in performance, video and animation. Since leaving in 2007 he has been in a number of group exhibitions around Wales and London before taking up a studio with elysiumgallery at their College Street studios.

His performances, animations and drawings have been described as depictions of visceral violent actions, human perversion and bestial behavior creating a nightmarish and grotesque look into civilization.

During his time in the is this/this is project space, Kieron has been experimenting by mixing elements of performance with animation, drawing, sculpture and video to take the place of the performer.

Situated in the elysiumgallery High Street studios, the is this/this is test-bed space is primarily used by residency artists and the elysiumgallery studios community. The aim is to enable artists to work and experiment towards creating new work in an environment outside of their usual studio practice in preparation for critical discussions within the group. The space enables artists to develop, to build, to take risks, to test and to invite peers to see the work in progress.

This discussion is open to elysiumgallery studio members and their guests. Please feel free to bring a bottle. There will also be a studios meeting to discuss the upcoming elysium 8th birthday events