Monstrare 2013
Monstrare, 2013 65 x 84cm, C-type Lambda print framed in dark brown. ©

Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch e Jonny Briggs

Monday 20 April 2015 - 00:00 to Saturday 13 June 2015 - 00:00
Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch, Roma

Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch presents Comfortable in My Skin, the first solo exhibition in Rome of the British artist Jonny Briggs (London, 1985). On show, a selection of works created from 2010 and 2014 that trace the artist’s most recent creative voyage focused on the urgency to rediscover himself by analysing his own childhood. Briggs favours photography and through this medium, he reconstructs a symbolic representation of his family relations and the roles played by each member; he crystallises events and familiar places with irony in an attempt to free himself from past discomfort to achieve greater awareness of himself as an adult. 

With the complicity of his parents, he stages surreal events to tell the story of ancestral bonds and difficult relationships; he uses photography to create complex works which call into play performance, scenography, sculpture and painting.