Isaac Lythgoe (born 1989, UK) focuses on the fictional context wherein the work takes shape. The presence of the characters, a time frame, and a location are required for his installations composed of sculptures, neon, fabric, furniture, and other objects to find their meaning. Alongside the narrative imagined by the artist, dreams and the subconscious create temporal and fictional distortions.
In this narrative flux, characters borrowed from mythology and pop culture flirt with power, to find themselves trapped as historical landmarks, curled up in a fancy hotel or sitting on top of a CBD skyscraper in a search for eternal youth.
Isaac Lythgoe graduated from the Royal College of Art. His recent exhibitions include “A Short Distance Ahead”, Cité Des Arts Internationale, Paris, “Sentient beings living worthwhile lives”, Galeria Duarte Sequeira, Braga, “Sa mémoire dans le maison vide, souffle comme une brise dans les rideaux blancs”, Fondation Fiminco, Paris, solo booth at Liste Art Fair Basel 2019, the National Portrait Gallery in the show « Michael Jackson, on the wall », the Moscow Biennale, Seventeen Gallery in London, Exo Exo in Paris, the gallery Fran Reus at Palma de Majorque. He is currently part of residency program at Lafayette Anticipations, Paris.
Jennifer J. Lee,
SURPLUSEinstein on the Beach
07 September – 21 October, 2023
Sin Wai Kin,
08 September – 22 October, 2022
F#%k U & ur DisNey 🌍
29 April – 06 June, 2021
Isaac Lythgoe Railway Spine
09 January – 22 February, 2020
Think about all the James Deans
and what it means.
23 April – 1 June, 2019