The two artists met during the Whitney Program in 2001 and have been friends and collaborators since then.
Gardar Eide Einarsson‘s works have already been shown twice at the gallery, while it’s Tuazon’s first exhibition with Maureen Paley.
The two artists share interest in re-appropriation, abstraction of images with political meanings and messages as well as assemblage.
“Editing, like sculpture, is cutting. Working with you, and in response to your work, allows me to experience the power of cutting intothe fabric of the present. The contemporary political situation requires urgent response, by everyone, globally, right now. Art is utilitarian, this is a tool anyone can use. Even better, it is something anyone can do. Make a cut. That’s the feeling I have working on this project right now, a fervent and irrational belief in the urgency of art and its utility.” Oscar Tuazon
- Gardar Eide Einarsson, Ist Europa zu alt?, 2017 © Gardar Eide Einarsson, courtesy Maureen Paley, London