Indrikis Gelzis

Indrikis Gelzis (LV, 1988) lives and works in Riga & New York, his sculptures made out of steel, wood and textile, reflect a syntactically broken-up reality open for interpretation. Through it, the artist both materially consolidates and abstracts information into paintings and/or sculptures that appear to map some sort of data but flippantly refuse legibility.

Gelzis’ practice is based on certain aspects of the visual methods and values of infographics/graph stocks. He refuses to use actual data or information, instead, Gelzis analyzes personal experiences, imagination, memories, occasionally responding to art history, both materially consolidating and abstracting information into sculptures that appear to map some sort of data but flippantly refuse legibility. The headless figures indicate interhuman energy exchange, representing a reality of information. They proceed only with programmed human activity, trying to fit-in, find comfort in the habit-holding compressed world.

This visual language in itself doesn’t represent any cultural, political or economical affiliation and is a gender-neutral entity. The shape/pose/gesture of the figure intertwined evince leisure, labour, comfort/discomfort or sexualized encounter as a mechanized act.

Represented by Tatjana Pieters