Giles Round

Interior with Tahiti Lamp and Rotten Fruit

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Year 2020
Medium Watercolour, wax pastel, and pencil on cotton paper
Dimensions 31.1 x 23 cm

About the work

With shows and projects postponed due to the pandemic and without access to a studio, Round spent successive lockdowns confined to working from home. Days were, for the most part, occupied with designing and constructing a self-build studio after Walter Segal. Evenings were spent listening to podcasts, making works on paper. These works, usually pencil and watercolour on paper, depict both the artist’s immediate surroundings – the house and garden, and the world elsewhere – through time and space, via screenshots and found images. Varying in abstraction and subject, the series includes still-life interiors, groundworks for the self-build studio, flower arrangements from the Ikenobo Scroll, houses and studios of queer artists, and snapshots by Félix González-Torres. Interior with Tahiti Lamp and Rotten Fruit shows the artist’s untidy desk: a pot of pens, a piece of rotting fruit and the base of a Tahiti lamp.

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