Henry Coombes "Watch your head...", 2009 SOLD OUT / £165.00
"Watch your head." "I can not watch my head, both my eyes stare out of my face."
6.5 x 6.5 x 19 cm
Edition of 18
Produced to coincide with the group exhibition, A Tradition I Do Not Mean To Break, Zabludowicz Collection, London, 09 July- 16 August 2009.
A seductive patina of decay runs through much of Henry Coombes' work. It is visible in the deteriorating family structures in The Bedfords and in the materiality of his earlier installation Rutland Crumble (2006), shown upstairs at 176. Echoing Landseer's cluttered studio, which in The Bedfords may stand for the deepest recesses of the artist's unconscious, Rutland Crumble is a marker for the entropy that befalls even the most organised systems, revealing their tendency to settle into a state of disordered equilibrium. But this condition can be redressed; works need not remain in such a state forever. A case in point is Coombes's re-imagining of his own watercolours for A Tradition I Do Not Mean To Break. Coombes has created a new mise-en-scène for these works in response to the building at 176 and their presentation in conjunction with The Bedfords.
All proceeds from our editions are split equally between the artist and the Zabludowicz Collection