Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press – Full Sea Stop Scape

\Fiona Banner
aka The Vanity Press
Full Sea Stop Scape26.04. - 01.06.2019

Fiona Banner, *1966 in Merseyside, UK,
lives and works in London

Photo © Jens Ziehe

On the occasion of the opening a new project space during gallery weekend, we are presenting an immersive site specific installation by leading artist Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press.

Usually known for her densely verbal works, here Banner references the limitations of language, and in turn communication through a series of full stop inflatable sculptures or anti-texts.

The artist has previously rendered full stops in 3D; here they are massively blown up, in scale but also literally as they take the form of helium-filled inflatables. They are shown along-side recent works; delicate found engravings and paintings, overpainted and superimposed with full stops from various fonts. The black abstract forms are markers within language but also markers within space and time, sometimes they seem absurd, comical, or even surreal.First shown in her installation Buoys Boys overlooking the English coast Banner discusses her inflatables and the channel as connector but also a divider.

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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press – Full Sea Stop Scape

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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press – Full Sea Stop Scape

Fiona Banner aka The Vantiy Press

Helvetica (2019)
From the series: Full Stop Seascape
Oil on board
50,5 x 40 cm
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Fiona Banner aka The Vantiy Press

Latin Wide, Blackletter (2019)
From the series: Full Stop Seascape
Oil on board
25 x 38 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press – Full Sea Stop Scape

Fiona Banner aka The Vantiy Press

Latin Wide (2019)
From the series: Full Stop Seascape
Graphite on paper
35 x 29,5 cm
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Fiona Banner aka The Vantiy Press

Century Italic, Cooper Black Italic, American Typewriter (2019)
From the series: Full Stop Seascape
Graphite on paper
24,6 x 33,2 cm
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Fiona Banner aka The Vantiy Press

Cooper Black, Herculanum, Slipstream, Orator (2019)
From the series: Full Stop Seascape
Graphite on paper
20 x 29 cm
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Fiona Banner aka The Vantiy Press

Ellipsis 1 (2020)
Oil on found painting
21 x 25 x 1,5 cm
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Fiona Banner aka The Vantiy Press

Didot (2018)
Full Stop inflatable
180 x 180 cm
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Fiona Banner aka The Vantiy Press

Onyx (2018)
Full Stop inflatable
300 x 200 cm
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