Exhibition: 15-24 April 2021
Opening: Thursday, 15 April, 11am-9pm
Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop is proud to present “Void—scaping”, the Solo Residency Exhibition by Veronika Neukirch, celebrating the re-opening of the gallery. Please join us on Thursday, 15 April from 11am-9pm — Bookings for the Opening, as well as for a visit during the exhibition can be made here.
Veronika Neukirch is an artist that knows no boundaries. Her practice embodies and embraces everything as material and subject to place us, to disrupt, imposing a perspective that insists on confrontation, as well as introspection. Over the past three months Veronika has investigated, experimented and played with ‘space’ as a material to manipulate and cultivate. Her Solo Residency Exhibition Void—scaping invites visitors to look beyond the objects and see what is typically unseen. Veronika has successfully wrestled the volume of the Solo Residency studio into submission and animated the negative space as a place to experience, to inhabit and created exquisitely hand-crafted ceramic creatures and support structures that conjure human vulnerability, as well as setting up a relationship to the enormity of space. Huge monoliths frame further sculptural shapes: ‘scapes’ that the spirited beings nonchalantly confront and frolick within.
This is an installation that endeavours to capture the Romantic notion of the fundamental chasm between inner and outer space, between the finitude of external matter and the infinity within, between inconsequential fragility and ungraspable vastness. Gratefully, Veronika incorporates humour as her Gestalt and we gleefully join and follow her playful creatures into the unavoidable abyss.
Veronika Neukirch (b. 1986, Germany) has been based in London since 2005 and has been the 15th Solo Resident at Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop. In 2019 she graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Sculpture, was the recipient of the Gilbert Bayes Trust Sculpture Award and went on to become a Lecturer in Fine Art at University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. Veronika completed her BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins (2013) and briefly studied at University of the Arts UdK Berlin. She has exhibited, taken part in artist residencies, worked as occasional art writer and curated widely in the UK, Europe and Southeast Asia.