Luke Beachey's solo exhibition: Submission - coming of age
Submissions – Coming of Age
5th – 21st April 2012
Please join us for a Private View on the 4th April 6.30pm
Gallery opening hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 12-6pm and by appointment.
“One is frequently under the impression that these (often vast), deterritorialized maps of human desire are birthed with the voracious insistence of a volcano erupting or a star dying, a surge that belies the evident craft Beachey has honed to ‘enable’ such a violent breach of the surface.” Nick Hudson*
Beachey’s work concerns the notion of disembodied erotic entropy, severing personal social conditioning, in order to create a form that manifests a singular, all encompassing state of eroticised being. By removing the social constructions that have been placed in accordance to his own interpretation of the human body means he needs to create his own visually destructive Thanatos to keep the erotic Eros balanced. When delving into these physical states of being, he has allowed a disembodiment of the person, creating its own entropy in the process. The erotic state he wants is one that transgresses the personal identity trappings and lives as an untainted primal life force.
“A lot of these recent works concern the idea of re-contextualising masculine identity via scenes of ritualistic disembodiment. I feel the need to represent this transition of the masculine to the third gender by allowing physical representations of fluxing fragility and its relationship with masculinity in regards to the instability of the masculine heteronormative gender binary scaffolding, especially in regards to the process experienced by someone when coming of age”. Luke Beachey
Luke Beachey was born in Cardiff, Wales. He studied Fine Art Painting at Brighton University during which time he participated in various exhibitions alongside other artists. Amongst these shows, were successful exhibitions such as Third of the Way and Stellar in Brighton and one successful show at The Foundry in Lewes. Since the completion of his degree in the summer of 2011 he has continued to make work for various commissions. Luke participated in U-N-F-O-R-E-S-E-E-N? You Tell Us! exhibition, held in the Studio106 Art Gallery, in February 2012.