Zavier Ellis

(b 1973United Kingdom. Lives and works in Windsor)

Ellis’s practice combines text with collage, assemblage, photographic and painterly techniques. He deploys language to both obfuscate and open meaning, inviting his audience into a confused dialogue that embraces the broken, derelict, incomplete and mistaken.

Through the intense and layered application of industrial, found and traditional materials, Ellis creates a dynamic which oscillates between the cerebral and physical; conscious and unconscious; organised and disordered; premeditated and instinctive.

Each series of works is informed by extensive material and theoretical research, building on the artist’s internal and personalised symbolism and serving as a meditation on historical events and belief systems.

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