Stuart Semple - Suspend Disbelief
14 October 2013
With Frieze week upon us, London is transforming into a hive of exhibitions, auction sales and creative events! We’re particularly excited for this solo exhibition of work by our long-time client Stuart Semple, entitled Suspend Disbelief and organised in collaboration with Bauer Art Foundation. Running 16th - 21st October to coincide with Frieze week, the show is set within a striking 19th century property overlooking Regents Park. Visitors can explore 4 floors discovering new works in each room by appointment only.
Currently based in both London and Dorset, Stuart is working on new diverse paintings, sculptures and installations. Taking a different direction to his earlier practice, this new collection explores life, death and entertainment and toys with our disbelief in fictions. His motivation stems from a teenage near-death experience which caused him to struggle with anxiety and isolation.
“Suspension of disbelief doesn’t stop at entertainment. It extends to our whole lives, especially in the west. I think we have suspended disbelief in the fact that we are all dying. That’s universal.” Stuart Semple
Stuart is known for his drawings available via eBay and is famed as the first artist to release a digital body of artwork on iTunes, titled Exit. At only 32 years of age he is considered to be a leading figure in contemporary painting, exhibiting in major art fairs and international solo shows. In 2014 Suspended Disbelief will tour 4 cities in Australia, be the first to see it this week!
An accompanying exhibition essay can be found on the artist’s website here.