dead among the dead!


Nora Berman | Tina Braegger | Matt Copson | Albrecht Dürer | Inka Essenhigh | Mike Kelley | Veit Laurent Kurz | Lazaros | Peter Wächtler | Pedro Wirz


16th March - 23rd April 2016

Ellis King is delighted to present dead among the dead! comprising of ten artists from various generations and cultural deposits.

dead among the dead! thematically engages with spirituality, religion, mysticism, other-worldliness, and fantasy. The artists exhibited share commonality in their respective comprehension of a wider spiritual plane; in most instances, are not of this life or of our unified corporeal existence. Our collective yearning for otherness is hard fraught with this disparate void between what is real and what is intuitively felt or conjured in our minds. We ought not be afraid in this spiritual journey; life, in its broadest term, is as we mean it to be.

From dawn ’til dusk; drunk on potion. Baudelaire cries green tears; flooding the astral plane. A shooting star alights the black vacuum above. His weary body, meandering through the forest clearing, encounters his mirrored reflection to another portal. His aching feet through thick fleshy hyde hesitate before him. Therein his tombstone lies with his epitaph inscribed. A gargoyle reasons with him and offers sympathy. The Devil sighs. His guardian Knight nowhere to be seen. The wolves come out shadowing the campfire. Howl howl howwwwwwwllllll!!! The Grateful Dead awaken. Dead among the dead, She said, dead among the dead!

Inka Essenhigh
Untitled, 2015
Acrylic on paper
93 x 70 cm

Pedro Wirz
Perna Suada (Wardin), 2016
Fabric, latex, paint and wire
Dimensions Variable

Pedro Wirz
Pele Fria, 2016
Bark, latex, paint and cardboard
99 x 137 x 3 cm

Nora Berman
Piped Woman, 2016
Acrylic, oil and oil pastel on muslin
139.7 x 128.3

Lazaros
Silver Cord, 2014
Aerospace grade stainless steel
7.6 x 7.6 x 223.5cm

Veit Laurent Kurz
Untitled 1 of 6 (HERB-O-RAMA Series), 2015
Wood, polysterol, plaster, acrylic, spraypaint, plastic plats, plastic pipe, model grass and glass eyes on canvas
240 x 100 x 14 cm

Veit Laurent Kurz
Untitled 1 of 2 (Herba – 4 Bucket), 2015
plastic, acrylic, spray paint, plastic plants, plastic pipe, model grass
Dimensions Variable

Matt Copson
Moralise the Masses, 2015
Fibreglass, jesmonite, steel, polystyrene and acrylic paint with video projection and audio soundtrack
150 x 150 x 600 cm

Mike Kelley
Untitled (Bowling Ball, Bag and Shirt), 1991
Bowling ball, fabric, vinyl, polyester and rayon
Dimensions Variable

Albrecht Dürer
Knight, Death and the Devil, 1513 
Copperplate Engraving
24.5 x 18.7 cm

Lazaros
Astral Plane, 2016
Oil on hemp
180.3 x 177.8 cm

Lazaros
Terrestrial Plane, 2016
Oil on hemp
180.3 x 177.8 cm

Nora Berman
Pierced O (Intercourse), 2016
Acrylic, oil and oil paint on muslin
1165.1 x 114.3 cm

Tina Braegger
Figure II (JVA Moabit), 2015
Bronze
28 x 30.5 cm

Nora Berman
Your Mirror, 2016
Acrylic, oil and oil pastel on muslin
205.7  x 170.2 cm

Matt Copson
Rnyeard Wtih A Vcneagene, 2015
Wall mural with video projection
200 x 150 cm

Pedro Wirz
Pele Fria, 2016
Bark, latex, paint, resin, polystyrene
18 x 39 x 27 cm

Pedro Wirz
Pele Fria, 2016
Bark, latex, paint, resin, polystyrene
10 x 50 x 32 cm

Peter Wächtler
Untitled (Heat up the Nickle), 2013
HD Video and Sound
Dimensions Variable