Cerith Wyn Evans
This is a major solo exhibition by Cerith Wyn Evans (b. 1958), the most widely established and internationally recognised Welsh artist working today.
Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, MOSTYN’s Director, this presentation of this site-specific exhibition will be a fully immersive, sensory exploration of the mind and body, our cognitive system and consciousness.
The bold visual narrative presented to the viewer will unfold through a sort of ‘controlled randomness’ throughout the building. His work, especially his intricate neon sculptures, interrogate the idea of perception and question not only how we interpret works, but also how we interpret our surroundings and our broader systems of spoken, visual and written language. The neon works therefore are not simply neon, but forms of perceptions that allow visitors to immerse themselves within the exhibition environment, with the audience walking through, around and under a plethora of intricate light works, sound works, vibration works and transparencies. These will fascinate, seduce and challenge the perception of the visitor. What is art? What does it mean to be a viewer? What is communicated to us and from us within this environment?
Wyn Evans, who was born in Llanelli, is a former Hepworth Prize winner and a previous Welsh representative at the Venice Biennale. Whilst there have been a number of museum solo exhibitions dedicated to his work, most notably in the UK at Tate Britain (2017), he has never been able to present the breadth of his artistic language in Wales. This exhibition at MOSTYN is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a major presentation of place-responsive, new and adaptive of works, and it will include sculpture, installation, light work, sound work and moving image.