Spectres from the Future: Le Guo's recent painting

9 Jan 2021–31 Jan 2021


Curated by Ellen Wang. Please note that this exhibition is available for online viewing only.

Spectres from the Future is a solo exhibition of Le Guo’s recent paintings, including works initiated prior to the pandemic and continued throughout lockdown in the artist’s London studio.

Derived from the name of a series of work presented, the title Spectres from the Future resonates with collective sentiment experienced amid the coronavirus pandemic in 2020: the uncertainty and feebleness of our social and economic conditions in the face of the virus, reminding us of the dangers inherent in our collective anthropocentric perspectives. The works exhibited have been inspired by the underlying conditions and cataclysmic events of the past few years, enabled by conditions fostered by prevailing neoliberal governance systems. Yet, in the hope of a state of symbiosis, Guo’s works provide dynamism to the relationship between humanity and the environmental, social and mental ecologies.

About the artist
Le Guo was born in China. He received an MFA degree from the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, UK and a BA in Fine Art from North West Normal University in China. Since 1990 he is working and living in London. Guo has exhibited in institutions and galleries in the UK and internationally.

About the curator
Ellen Wang is an independent writer and curator studying at Goldsmiths College. She has an MA degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art and has studied on the International Curatorial Program at Node Center for Curatorial Studies.

Selected works

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