Pilar Corrias' Upcoming Christina Quarles Exhibition Explores Living Within One's Own Body
Inaugurating the gallery’s new two-story flagship space in Central London.
Pilar Corrias, celebrating its fifteenth anniversary, is set to inaugurate its new two-story flagship space in the heart of London, with an exhibition of new work by Christina Quarles titled “Tripping Over My Joy.”
This marks Quarles’s fourth exhibition with the gallery, following her critically acclaimed solo show at Hamburger Bahnhof. In this showcase, Quarles will introduce an expansive series of paintings and works on paper.
As a Queer, multiracial woman, Quarles explores identity and representation through her practice, encompassing paintings, works on paper and installations. Her large-scale, vividly colored and textured paintings, such as “Here We Come Again,” feature bodies transformed into ambiguous forms that challenge categorization.
Quarles’s creative process involves multiple stages, including free painting, digital rendering, stencil printing and layering techniques. Her mastery of various methods, such as masking, washes, impasto and trompe l’oeil, results in complex architectural compositions that ground and dislocate her figures in space.
The artist commented: “These works are portraits but not in the traditional sense of looking at a body—they’re portraits of living within your own body. They portray moments of intimacy where you can exist in all your contradictions and complications.”
Christina Quarles’ “Tripping Over My Joy” will run from October 10 to December 16 at Pilar Corrias in Mayfair, London.
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