Last Friday Geoff McFetridge’s new show Meditallucination opened at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, 13 new paintings that continue to expand his simplified style. The works are impressive, showing a fine balance in information, just enough detail to get his point across, which most of the team is a sort of clever unrealness. As he explains below the show is meant to mess with your pre-conceived notions.
”I have always been interested in creating work that lies between image and language. Imagery that your mind “reads” as language rather than seeing them as spatial or physical things. These graphic images are for me a way to induce a misfiring of our mind to create a connection, and resonance for the viewer. I want them to feel something, not happy, or sad, but to feel like the letter T.”
“The images are meditations, in that they come from inside but they are also listening to the world around me. The paintings attempt to deeply engage with reality to try to attain transcendence. Hallucinations in that they are a made of the raw material of our brain, beyond experience, they are found images that are nearly hard wired into our minds.”