Chelsea Cafe Project #26

Michael Iveson

Tuesday 11 March –  5 May 2017


Michael Iveson, Untitled, 2017, Mono Print


Café Project #26 features the work of artist Michael Iveson. In his work, Iveson challenges the parameters of the spaces he works within, whether that be a room, a canvas or sheet of paper, creating physical interruptions and visual restrictions. Manipulating and finding new ways to use materials that already exist, Iveson’s work encourages the viewer to a different way of seeing and experiencing.

In this display, the three larger mono prints are based around the idea of creating an image that has a visual restriction inserted into its making. The paper onto which they are printed has a triangular grid pattern from which the stencil shapes that form the architecture are also drawn. This shapes the structure of the architecture into exaggerated forms and visual paradoxes.

In the smaller print, ‘View of a room’, pigments are used that have been leached from newsprint in a process of collage where an image is erased and remade as something else. In this case, the pigment comes from the Swiss newspaper ‘Blick’ to create an image of a windowless room, a room without a view. (Blick translates from German to English as ‘view’).

In all of these works the image is covered in a barrier of dots that creates a visual restriction and begins a process of breaking the image back down again into a grid pattern.

All of the works are mono prints on paper: ‘View of a Room’, ‘Double Whammy’, ‘Untitled’, ‘Untitled’.

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About the Artist

Michael Iveson is a London based artist who has exhibited widely in London, the UK and in select international exhibitions. For his most recent solo exhibition at the Averard Hotel in 2016, Corridor, Iveson created five impressive bodies of work displayed throughout the derelict building.

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About the project The Chelsea Cafe Project is a series of displays of work by students and staff from Chelsea College of Arts. These changing displays are a chance to see some of the talent here at Chelsea from across a diverse range of disciplines. The series is curated in collaboration with CHELSEA space (opposite) as part of the Public Programme.

For more information or to purchase an artwork please contact Cherie Silver at or in person at CHELSEA space. 

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