Gala Knörr

Studio address: Studio 7, Cell Projects, Third Floor, 89 Ridley Road E8 2NP
Opening hours: Saturday 8th November: 3pm-6pm / Sunday 9th November: 3pm-6pm

About the artist
Gala Knörr is an internationally exhibited fine artist from Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. She earned her BFA in Fine Arts from Parsons The New School for Design in Paris. Her artwork and photography has been published and covered by ELPAIS, CRUSH Fanzine, Champ Magazine etc. In 2010 Knörr won the prestigious emerging art  award Emergencias 2.0 from La Casa Encendida and Caja Madrid, and soon after relocated to London to earn her MA in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. After stablishing her studio in East London through Cell Projects, she was one of the 3000 artists crowd-sourced by Nicola Formichetti (DIESEL) to be exhibited at Galeries Lafayette in Paris, and was recently selected for the Threadneedle Prize 2014.

Gala Knörr will be presenting new works from her current most recent project ’Through the looking glass’ dedicated to the world of communication via modern technology. Using the allegory for how the society of the spectacle works, Knörr explores the feeling of instant gratification and desire using the internet as her main source of inspiration. Using multiple collage and photographic pigment transfer techniques, the artist applies layers of oil paint creating this new post electronic message composed of many different stories sent to her from known and unknown Snapchat users.

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