URI ARAN

ORANGES VS. THEM

SADIE COLES GALLERY

21-29 JANUARY 2021

Oranges vs Them comprises a new series of works on paper, made by Uri Aran during recent months. Employing diverse materials, ranging from oil pastel, graphite, coloured pencil and newsprint, the artist registers a complex array of scenographies. Intuitive markings, human and anthropomorphic forms, and handwritten notations appear to respond to fragments of readymade imagery, suggestive of a broader narrative impulse. Originating as an everyday practice in the artist’s studio, the drawings’ interwoven elements amount to form enigmatic yet impish tensions and exchanges between characters, unfolding as new realms within the page. In turn, the works have initiated a collaborative response in the writings of others, including the accompanying text to this exhibition by Mason Leaver-Yap.

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