Piers Greville, ‘Rearview Paradise (Just Kids)’, 2020
Piers Greville’s new landscape paintings offer rippling aerial views that are akin to what you might see on Google maps. He emulates a general global view from above and afar, enhancing this surreal position with arresting monochrome. The grids that often float above Greville’s mountains echo the cross-hair fiducial markers of the images taken on the Apollo missions, emphasising our dislocated spectatorship. While the grid is intended to provide trusted objectivity, it is also something to be resisted and abandoned like fence lines and other colonial markers.
For his exhibition ‘Tipping Point’, Greville seeks to capture something of this seismic moment in collective awareness of our place in the environment, continuing his ongoing research into landscape and mapping.
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