Toby Christian

Nasceu em Londres, Reino Unido, 1983. Vive e trabalha em Londres, Reino Unido.

O trabalho de Toby Christian explora o conceito de escultura expandida com base na utilização da linguagem e do texto. Através de uma prática multifacetada que incorpora uma ampla gama de meios e materiais, incluindo a escrita, instalação, escultura,  painel baseado em parede e projeção, suas obras desafiam a natureza hermética de objetos.

Born in Lincolnshire, UK, 1983. Lives and works in Glasgow, UK

Toby Christian’s multifaceted practice incorporates a wide range of media including writing, installation, sculpture, wall-based work and animation. Writing is an integral part of his expansive practice – using text through an expanded sculptural field, his writing is a response to objects he has witnessed, which range from rare museological artefacts to more quotidian domestic items. His texts describe the minutiae of objects, surfaces and environments, and are serially disseminated through publications, public readings and in site-specific installations, in an exhibition context. Christian’s sculptural and wall-mounted works are produced episodically, made in relation to and stemming from his continuing writing. Palimpsest-records of objects and bodies, plans and models for imagined places, prototyped forms for living and working, and contorting typographical characters constellate around his fantastically detailed written descriptions. His books Measures (2013) and Collar (2017) are published by Koenig Books.

CV

Toby-Christian-CV.pdf

WEBSITE

http://www.tobychristian.com

EXHIBITIONS

RESIDENCY

NEWS

OBRAS

The News

Instalação / Installation // 2017

The News

Instalação / Installation // 2017

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Escultura / Sculpture // 10x7x5 cm // 2017

Key (feather)

Concreto branco, aço doce, fixação de metal | White concrete, mild steel, metal fixings // 51 x 173 x 7,5 cm // 2015

Key (feather) (detalhe)

Concreto branco, aço doce, fixação de metal | White concrete, mild steel, metal fixings // 51 x 173 x 7,5 cm // 2015

Pedestrain Confetti (vista da instalação)

2015

The Plastically Parroting, installation view, solo exhibition, CCA Glasgow, Intermedia Gallery

Suspended ceiling: fixed chalk on painted board, seven chromed light bulbs plus electrical fittings, timber framework, 1100 x 600 cm, Seven sculptures: aerated concrete blocks, cement, pigmented concrete, 100 x 50 x 50 cm, Text: 2500 leaves non-replenished single sided A4 text on coloured paper // 2014

The Plastically Parroting, installation view, solo exhibition, CCA Glasgow, Intermedia Gallery, 2014

Suspended ceiling: fixed chalk on painted board, seven chromed light bulbs plus electrical fittings, timber framework, 1100 x 600 cm, Seven sculptures: aerated concrete blocks, cement, pigmented concrete, 100 x 50 x 50 cm, Text: 2500 leaves non-replenished single sided A4 text on coloured paper // 2014

A Bunch of Keys, installation view, solo exhibition, NAM project, Milan

coloured pencil on scratched concrete, modified reclaimed carpet tiles //

A Bunch of Keys, installation view, solo exhibition, NAM project, Milan

Coloured pencil on scratched concrete, modified reclaimed carpet tiles // 2015

Plan (fs)

coloured pencil on scratched concrete // 29.7 x 21 x 1cm // 2015

Plan (heating)

Coloured pencil on scratched concrete // 29.7 x 21 x 1cm // 2015

Hôtel Notre Dame (still)

Looped video // 0.31min // 2015

Matt Place Pools

reconstituted paper // 27 x 21 x 4cm // 2015

Sky Light (7), 2015, chalk on painted board, chromed light bulb, nails, electrical fixings, 160 x 110 cm

Some Sky, installation view, solo exhibition, Vigo Gallery, London, 2015