Born in Hong Kong, 1985
Lives and works in London, UK
Gabriele Beveridge employs the language of beauty and consumer display in her practice. By isolating, juxtaposing, layering and ultimately recontextualizing objects including found images, shop fittings, semi-precious stones and hand blown glass, the artist is able to rupture and rearrange the conventional staging of attraction and desire. These visual strategies work less to dismantle conventions of the beautiful than to exaggerate them to a point where they are made alien, initiating a fluctuation between the attractive and the unfamiliar. The ordered allure of the shop window or beauty poster is thus rendered sublime and contemplative through its own excess.