Gallery TM51 22.11.2013 – 19.01.2014
Bodies that are somehow deformed, broken and mutated stand at the centre of Erik Tidemann’s Flesh Studies. Heads sprouting out of unexpected places as if they were birth defects, eyes and spikes attached to masses of flesh – there is an element of horror throughout the works that make up Flesh Studies. Creatures inhabiting a world where something fundamental has gone wrong; the monsters of childhood fantasies, comic books and video games brought to life.
Organic materials and forms are no strangers to Tidemann’s work as he has frequently worked with taxidermy and animal parts. This organic sensibility also informs Tidemann’s paintings and drawings and is central to his unique aesthetic.
Flesh Studies will feature a number of new paintings and drawings, as well as a several of Tidemann’s signature large-scale sculptural works.