Shaun Gladwell


Biography

Born Sydney, Australia 1972
Lives and works in London

Shaun Gladwell’s practice engages in personal experience and a wider speculation of art history to examine the dynamics of contemporary culture. Gladwell transposes forms of urban expression such as: skateboarding, graffiti, BMX bicycle riding, break-dancing and extreme sports into the multiple mediums of his practice.  These performances, video, painting, photography, sculpture and virtual reality works make discursive investigations into forms of creativity and notions of freedom. 

In his video works, Gladwell draws links between historical and contemporary models of the body in space, proposing a lineage between the flâneur and contemporary cultural figures such as skateboarders, free-runners and other physical and street performers. 

As this ongoing investigation of spatial articulation has deepened and gathered momentum it has begun to more closely inform and be reflected in the installation structures of the work itself, with an increased experimentation with multi-channel formats, architectural features and projection surfaces. 

Gladwell has shown extensively worldwide, including solo shows at Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Israel), De La Warr Pavilion (UK) and Samstag Museum (Australia). He represented Australia at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009.

Public collections include: National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), MoMA / The Museum of Modern Art (New York), Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo), Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney), Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (Sydney), Art Gallery of South Australia (Adelaide), National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford, CT). Gladwell’s works can also be found in corporate and private collections in Australia, Asia, the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States.

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Bibliography


Exhibitions

Shaun Gladwell

The Inspector of Tides
, Carriageworks

Daniel Crooks, Angela de la Cruz, Callum Morton, Shaun Gladwell, Song Dong, Rose Nolan, Yin Xiuzhen

Art Basel Hong Kong 2015
, Art Basel Hong Kong

Heman Chong, Angela de la Cruz, Marco Fusinato, Shaun Gladwell, Mike Parr, Yinka Shonibare, MBE (RA), Jane and Louise Wilson

Art Basel Hong Kong 2014
, Art Basel Hong Kong

Shaun Gladwell

Morning of the Earth

Shaun Gladwell

Riding with Death: Redux.
, Carriageworks

AES+F, Daniel Crooks, Angela de la Cruz, Shaun Gladwell, Yinka Shonibare, MBE (RA), Shane Cotton, Dale Frank

Art Hong Kong
, Art Basel Hong Kong

AES+F, Ian Burns, Daniel Crooks, Angela de la Cruz, Marco Fusinato, Shaun Gladwell, Joseph Kosuth, Yinka Shonibare, MBE (RA), Daniel von Sturmer

The Armory Show 2011
, The Armory Show

Shaun Gladwell

Art Basel 2010
, Art Basel

Shaun Gladwell, Antony Gormley, Joseph Kosuth, Callum Morton, Yinka Shonibare, MBE (RA), Daniel von Sturmer

The Armory Show 2010
, The Armory Show

Shaun Gladwell

MADDESTMAXIMVS: Planet & Stars Sequence

Shaun Gladwell

Double Voyage


Recent Works

Shaun Gladwell

Self Portrait Spinning and Falling in Paris
, 2016
Single channel High Definition video, 16:9 (installed 4:3), colour, silent

15 minutes 26 seconds

Shaun Gladwell

Orbital Vanitas
, 2016
Digital virtual reality 360 degree video
6 minutes 33 seconds

Shaun Gladwell

Reversed Readymade
, 2016
Digital Virtual Reality 360 Degree Video
16 minutes 30 seconds
Edition of 3, 2APs

Shaun Gladwell

Skateboarders vs Minimalism
, 2016
Single-channel High Definition video
16:9, colour, sound
53 minutes 28 seconds
Edition of 3, 2APs

Shaun Gladwell

maddestmaximus’ pantheist beachobatic seld-waterboarding invert in the place of thunder
, 2016
Photographic print on durotrans, aluminum lightbox
Edition of 2, AP
150 x 215 cm

Publications

Shaun Gladwell

Stereo Sequence
, 2011
Australian Centre for the Moving Image and Schwartz City

Shaun Gladwell

Cycles of Radical Will
, 2013
De La Warr Pavilion