“Those plants that achieve their destiny, those flourishing plants have in some way forgotten themselves in order to transform: between the seeds or the cuttings from which they were born and what they have become there is hardly any apparent relationship anymore. In that sense, the flower is the seed’s oblivion.”
– Marc Augé, from Oblivion, 1998
Prune presents new work by Toby Christian and Dmitri Galitzine produced to be shown together for this exhibition.
Toby Christian is showing a series of recent drawings on pieces of foam, loosely based on materials usually found in the life-drawing room: foam for the comfort, and chalk outlines to maintain a position of the body. These drawings suggest remaining records of various arrangements: provisional images of the fictional choreography of a composition.
Dmitri Galitzine presents work prompted by his recent move to Herefordshire. During his first summer spent in the British countryside, the artist turns his head to his new community and their preferred Saturday afternoon enthusiasms. His installation consists of the transposed vegetable contenders in an agricultural show, a regular summer time event of the British countryside that seeks to celebrate all aspects of rural and farming life.
Toby Christian lives and works in London. Exhibitions include Agora: Simultaneous/Instantaneous, Santander Cultural Centre, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2011), Transcending, LARM Galleri, Copenhagen (2011) and Arsenal, Baró Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil (2010).
Dmitri Galitzine lives and works in Herefordshire. Exhibitions include The Shape of Things to Come Part II, Saatchi Gallery, London (Forthcoming), Given The Standards Of The Day, Formula Gallery, St Petersburg (2011), On Dry Land, Victoria House, London (2011).