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Taro Qureshi, Paintings 12/12/2023 19:43 - 31/01/2024 23:06

Paintings 12/12/2023 19:43 - 31/01/2024 23:06

Preview: Friday 2nd February, 6-9pm
3 Feb till 25 Feb 2024
Viewing Room

Taro Qureshi

New images by Taro Qureshi.

Dedicated to C.

About the artist:
Taro Qureshi (b. 1992, Romford) studied BA Illustration at Middlesex University, PG Dip Fine Art and MA Fine Art Painting at The Royal College Of Art (2019-2021).

Selected group exhibitions include; Love Strata, Lychee One, 2021;Through The Wire, Fitzrovia Gallery, 2021; Pending, San Mei Gallery, 2020 and High Strangeness, The Function Suite, Stratford, 2019. Solo exhibitions include Real/Fake Footage From The Kali Yuga, Commonage Projects, 2022 and Head Of A Boxer, Oxford House, 2016. His research practice explores the synovial territory between digital anthropology, cultural theory, psychoanalysis, Marxism and techno-esotericism. Taro regularly self-publishes short articles and has twice contributed to British independent music journal The Wire.

"My practice is doubt-based. I am leaning into the myth of objectivity. I believe art is a technology, with ancient roots far beneath and far older than the economic superstructure, and therefore has emancipatory potential as well as being a conductor for the magical energies of spontaneity and play.
The work comes from the acceptance that consensus-reality is impossible. I find stuff online in a state of digital flanerie, screenshot it and then print it out. I invite the egregores and the machines into the studio to collaborate with me, because they are humanity, pooled, and their knowledge is significant and valuable. Once enlarged and printed, I allow the substrates to simmer on the studio floor. Over time, they will acquire a sort of patina which is a physical metaphor for the non-physical lines of light, the involuntary associations made between images and the semiotic ‘dirt’ that comes with this process, as meanings are impressed upon signs and lifted away."

Taro Qureshi, January 2024

Thames-Side Studios Viewing Room is located on the ground floor of Unit 8.

Entrance to Unit 8 is via The Atrium. Turn left upon entering the main site, walk through The Atrium turning to the left, to find the exhibition located between studios TB-10 and TB-09.