Grayson Perry at Serpentine.
Serpentine Gallery in London will be showcasing the works of Grayson Perry, a contemporary artist with a large interest in human life. This exhibition is called “The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!” to draw attention to the scenes of every day life and reoccurring topics that inspire Perry, like social issues, class, politics, sex to religion.
Perry is known to draw subject matter from his own childhood and his life as a transvestite, as well as larger scale issues that humans face on a day to day basis. With these topics in mind, Perry uses a of traditional medias such as ceramics, cast iron, bronze, print making and tapestry to bring a twist to his message. His pieces hold traditional form but bombard the viewer with statements pertaining to redundant social cues and obstacles, making the viewer question their choices and how they participate in todays society.
Perry said: “I am in the communication business and I want to communicate to as wide an audience as possible. Nothing pleases me more than meeting someone at one of my exhibitions from what museum people call ‘a non-traditional background.’ The new works I am making all have ideas about popularity hovering around them. What kind of art do people like? What subjects? Why do people like going to art galleries these days? What is the relationship of traditional art to social media?”
The exhibition will be held at Serpentine Gallery in London from June 8th to September 10th 2017.