Ceal Floyer | the artist
The artist Ceal Floyer
Born 1968, Karachi, Pakistan.
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany, .
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Ceal Floyer’s clarity of thought and the elegantly concise presentation of her ideas resonate through all areas of her practice. The deceptive simplicity of the work is informed by Floyer’s particular sense of humour and an awareness of the absurd; her use of double-takes and shifting points of view forces the viewer to renegotiate his perception of the world…
Til I Get It Right combines essential aspects of Floyers artistic practice, namely the loop and the play on words. In the audio piece, Tammy Wynette repeats this sequence of words as a song fragment so as to symbolize, just like an endlessly enclosed tautology, a failure which is further emphasized by the raw sadness of the singers voice…
Floyer’s work is a playful form of minimalism. Rather than presenting materials to reveal their pared down, formal or essentially aesthetic qualities, her project is more literal – what you see is what you get. But is it?…
Works in the TATE collection