a, A Novel - Giles Round
With shows and projects postponed due to the pandemic and without access to a studio, Round spent successive lockdowns confined to working from home. Days were, to the most part, occupied with designing and constructing a self-build studio after Walter Segal. Evenings spent listening to podcasts, making works on paper. These works, usually pencil and watercolour on paper, depict both the artist’s immediate surroundings - the house and garden, and the world elsewhere - through time and space, via screenshots and found images. Varying in abstraction and subject, the series include still-life interiors, groundworks for the self-build studio, flower arrangements from the Ikenobo scroll, houses and studios of queer artists and snapshots by Felix Gonzáles-Torres. This series, open-ended and ongoing, is dedicated to covers of books by queer artists and writers. The library is open.
Giles Round, 2021
Watercolour & pencil on cotton paper
Titled, dated and signed on reverse in pencil
260 x 180 mm