L21 Gallery participates in the first edition of KIAF PLUS in Seoul with the project “Double, Double”, which features the work of several artists represented by the gallery: Jordi Ribes (Barcelona Spain, 1972), Fátima de Juan (Palma de Mallorca Spain, 1984), Daisy Dodd-Noble (London UK, 1989), Matthew Feyld (Saskatoon Canada, 1985), Nat Meade (Greenfield Massachusetts, 1975), Álvaro Gil (Corella Spain, 1986) and Richard Woods (Chester UK, 1966).
The booth we are presenting at Kiaf PLUS is titled “Double, double” inspired by the 1980s arcade video game “Double Dragon” which became well known both in Europe and Asia, and in which two players fight their way through the game.
Taking this as a reference point, the artists we selected for the fair have artistic languages that could be perceived as antagonistic, but that merge into a contemporary view where narrative and abstract art come together in surprising ways. Pairing the artists as if main players in the video game, we designed a symmetrical booth working with L21’s artist Richard Woods. In this way, the visitor can encounter artists that unfold their narratives through characters in different situations such as Fátima de Juan and Nat Meade, alongside others like Álvaro Gil and Matthew Feyld whose practice creates sensorial landscapes.