‘Gibberish Rumination’ is a duo exhibition, that explores the nature of art as physical representation of subconscious thought and intimate self-reflection. Currently studying a Bachelor of Art and Design at Lismore’s SCU campus, Eli Waters and Fabian Pertzel have joined their similarities in artistic practice, concepts and confronting imagery to
create an exhibition that causes the audience to project their own meaning in order to relate and understand each work on an emotional level.
Predominantly working in drawing, photography, and printmaking Pertzel layers information to explore personal narratives of gender and sexuality, isolation and adolescence. His depictions of distorted figures in a painful embrace pose a melancholic question about the cost of vulnerability and intimacy.
Deeply interested in exploring his own identity, the concept of mortality and the macabre, Waters’ creates violent drawings, vulgar imagery and honest works to entice his audience into a better understanding of themselves through the allegories depicted. Additionally, these themes are explored through his painting and printmaking practice as well as his most recent assemblage piece “Rumination 1” exploring the notion of death, mortality and the materiality of once living matter.
Cohesively the artists have created an exhibition posing questions rather pushing answers onto the audience, to allow the freedom of individual interpretation of each work and the body of work as a whole.
Serpentine Community Gallery Lismore
55 Bridge Street,
New South Wales,