(born 1972 Sydney, Australia)

Taking physical interaction as a starting point, Shaun Gladwell’s works often explore the interplay between gesture and form. Using the medium to record performative actions – dance, sport, biking, skateboarding – the artist combines rhythmic, poetic and theatrical elements, while distorting speed, gravity, space and time. In recent years Gladwell has been experimenting with VR (Virtual Reality), which unlike other visual media preceding it, has no frame. Instead, the viewer is offered a disembodied experience – an opportunity to enter into a depiction of space and a massive sense of scale.

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Orbital vanitas 2017
Courtesy the artist, Anna Schwartz Gallery and BADFAITH Produced by BADFAITH Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery