Artists who have participated in exhibitions at Griffin Gallery are featured below.
Virgile Ittah makes ambrotypes and figurative sculptures within a participatory installation context.
Ittha’s ghostlike works draw on her family’s history of exile and perpetual wondering, exploring notions of isolation, nostalgia and the impossibility of return. Identity, affirmed by the acknowledgement of heritage, is investigated through rendered figures that, although sometimes grouped, always retain a sense of remoteness. By creating temporary associations that must end in separation and solitude. Ittah’s use of mixed wax is unique and fundamental. Retaining in its physical characteristics the potential to transform, whilst also calling to mind the historical use of death masks, the material in itself asks what endures and what ceases to be.
Exhibited at Griffin Gallery in Young Gods in January 2014.
1981, Paris, France
MA Sculpture – Royal College of Art, London, 2013
(Last updated 11.12.2014)Share