The Breeder presents the group show Strange Messengers, Featuring: Brian Griffiths, Ilias Papailiakis, Daniel Sinsel, Mark Titchner, Vangelis Vlahos. This exhibition marks the beginning of the collaboration between those artists and the gallery.
Brian Griffiths is a collector. His studio in Bermondsey, London, is littered with piles of epic cultural fragments purchased at provincial car boot sales, or gathered from the London streets. These source materials, from popular science manuals to 50’s and 60’s furniture and from film anthologies to broken umbrellas, are selected, continually referenced and referred to, and then collaged together materially and conceptually.
Ilias Papailiakis is a painter whose work is not based on pre-set ideas. Through painting he merges images that do not necessarily relate to one another in form or content, thus emphasizing on the strong mood that the final image delivers.
Daniel Sinsel ‘s surrealistic paintings have a strong reference to gay sexuality filtered though an adolescence innocence. He also often adds irrational elements as extensions to his canvases, such as horse tails and animal horns.
Mark Titchner uses text eclectically. He borrows phrases from different sources in a constant search for the truth. Put under a new context, those phrases loose their original meaning and seem to depend upon the viewer in their search of interpretation.
Vangelis Vlahos has created an information desk on the building of the American Embassy in Athens. This project is an ongoing research, and documents the history of the building of the Embassy. It consists of pictures , models and texts from the time the building was first built until recent events. The work aims to present the way information is produced and distributed among the public.