Luke Burton and Alexander Page

A Dense Glitter Of Alternatives

17 July 2013 - 11 August 2013
VITRINE Bermondsey Square

Private View: Tuesday 16th July 2013.

New works from artists Luke Burton and Alexander Page, in a duo show exploring the relationship between aesthetic and emotional restraints. The work presented will seek to map out the similarities and differences in the two artist’s practices, interrogating their shared concern with surface, exposure and restraint; Using VITRINE Bermondsey Square’s unique exhibition space as an experimental platform for this ongoing collaboration.

In Burton’s delicate works, plastic protective covering on sheets of aluminium are torn gentle, precisely; even reservedly  – corporeal and architectural gestures combine and probe the gap between controlled, emotional distance and direct expression. This probing finds echo in Page’s series ‘How I feel about you now’ where a collage of multiple images, each rich in memory and association; collapse and synthesise psychological and architectural space.

The relationship between the two artists works as a nebulous and discursive collaboration, with both making distinct bodies of work that converse and interact. The propositions offered by these create a discussion that maps the space between their practices as one of conversation and exchange.

Luke Burton is an artist based in London, graduated from Royal College of Art in June 2013. His work has been exhibited at Turner Contemporary, Margate; Departure Foundation, London; Platform 1 Gallery , London; ECA, Edinburgh; Gallery Primo Alonso, London; no.w.here, London; Truck Art at  Prague Biennial and Flash Art Fair Milan; and Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco. He won Battersea Park Sculpture Prize, 2012 and Roger and Sarah Bancroft Trust Fund Award, 2011. His work has been featured in publications internationally including: Palm Springs, Vol.1 2012; Connecting Movements – Essay and interview with Larry Gottheim, Vertigo Magazine, 2012; and Flash Art Show Milan Art Fair (catalogue) 2005.

Alexander Page is an artist based in London. He was part of the The Woodmill Studio projects in Bermondsey from 2010, where his work was exhibited in a number of shows including The Devil’s Necktie (2010) and Blood and Time Pt.I (2011), which he also curated. His work has also been exhibited at Platform 1 Gallery, London; Margate Photo Biennale; Copenhagen Place, London; and Hold & Freight Gallery, London and in publications including Time Out, Building Design Magazine, Financial Times and The Times.

Image: Luke Burton, Reticulation, Vermiculation and Precision Noodling, 2012.

Luke Burton, Reticulation, Vermiculation and Precision Noodling, 2012

Alexander Page, Edge of Town, 2012

Alexander Page, from the series 'How I feel about you now', 2012

Luke Burton, Procession of Lovely Fools, 2012, walnut, brass, steel, digital prints