Gabriel Hartley (London, UK, 1981) lives and works in London. Hartley graduated from The Royal Academy of Arts in 2008 and is represented by Foxy Production Gallery, New York and Praz-Delavallade, Paris. Selected solo exhibitions include Plaza Plaza, London (2017); Reliefs, Foxy Production, New York; Light, Studio Leigh, London (2016); Lozenges, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (2015); Posing, Foxy Production, New York (2014); Splays, Brand New Gallery, Milan (2013); Slap, Praz-Delavallade, Paris; Totaled, Foxy Production, New York(2012);NADA, Foxy Production, Miami, FL; Gabriel Hartley & Appau Junior Boakye-Yiadom, Josh Lilley, London; Crimping, Arte Furini Contemporanea, Rome; LISTE 15, Foxy Production, Basel, Switzerland (2011); Gabriel Hartley, Foxy Production, New York (2010) Gabriel Hartley, Curated by Sarah McCrory, Swallow Street, London (2010).
Hartley’s work establishes tension through a careful fusion of surfaces and materials. Working in painting and sculpture his work demonstrates a focus and dedication to formal relationships between colour, texture, shape, and movement. The varying processes, including layering, and excavating help create optical effects and a distortion of one’s perception. The processes, along with the foam soaked resin sculptures, locks them in movement; a frozen moment of stability and abandonment