artist statement

 

My work is an exploration of immersion, the sublime and infinity. Through painting, sculpting and music production, I build new worlds as abstract hyper-immersive installations. The work aims to gently teleport its viewers out of themselves and into a euphoric state of wonder and contentment. This journey is instigated by a multi-sensory experience hosted in any space, whether virtual or outdoors or in a gallery.

In a non-virtual interior space (for example), ambient music is played out-loud in surround sound, the light in the space gradually changes colour, seemingly floating sculptures move around the space via programmed mechanics, along with distorted walls, the ceiling and floor all also slowly moving – warping the sense of sound, sight, touch and space itself. This multi-faceted and consuming experience is the journey. 

From the initial idea of a piece to the construction of it, painting is at the core of my entire practice – a layered, spacial, compositional, fabricated, illusory, drawn-out, textured, playful and magical materiality. These qualities are rooted in my drawings, paintings, digital art, music, sculptures and installations.

The world needs more positive experiences that promote love, peace and wonder and bring people together; the environments I build provide this.

 

I am based in London

 

education

 

Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London (UAL)

BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting, 2017-2020

shows

 

Lotus Land Launch Showto be confirmed, London 

postponed

quarantunes, live-streamed music showcase on Instagram

6 May 2020

sonic floating leaves, live-streamed music showcase on YouTube

18 April 2020

Penultimatum, Copeland Gallery, London

6 - 8 March 2020

Australia's Allies, BIMM, London

24 January 2020 

Four Hands Meet, Wimbledon College of Arts, London

15 November 2019

let's fly away, secret location, London

22 May 2019

aldafonnn, The Garage, London
14 March 2019

The Mystery Toothbrush Jamboree, Wimbledon College of Arts, London

21 February 2019

The Root Vegetable Petting Zoo, The Poetry Café, London

14 December 2018

TRACES, Central Saint Martins, London

22 - 30 November 2018

Rex Dentata, Wimbledon College of Arts, London

16 November 2018

Stock Up On Air, Nunnery Gallery, London

14 - 16 September 2018

Life, Wimbledon Space, London

8 - 15 June 2018

New Endings, The Flying Dutchman, London

10 April 2018

Glitch, Old Street Gallery, London

8 February 2018

Canvas Films, BFI, London

23 November 2017

Human, Torr Gallery, Cornwall

27 May - 24 June 2017

 

contact

 

 

© 2020 Tashi Djago