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Systems House EXHIBITED AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY

Single Screen Wall Mounted Construction I
Systems House
Single Screen Wall Mounted Construction I

2006

Two-way security mirror, steel, brass

60 x 73 x 60 cm
Martin Fletcher’s pseudonym Systems House sounds more like an IT corporation or online security company than a lone artist; this inference of anonymous power is inherent to his work. System House’s sculptures draw similar connotations to communication and surveillance technologies. Single Screen Wall Mounted Construction I looks like a monitor or solar panel, and is made from two-way mirror. Its sleek design is both elegant and sinister, and places viewers in a position of uncertainty: are you watching or being watched?
Radial Construction in Space II
Systems House
Radial Construction in Space II

2006

Perspex (red, black and 2 way mirror), steel & brass

210cm x 80 x 80cm
Systems House draws equally from artistic traditions such as minimalism, and outdated 20th century technology design. His sculptures evoke an obsolete futurism: a fated utopian belief in progress and its dark Orwellian insinuations. Perched like an elaborate TV antennae or broadcast tower model, Radial Construction In Space II encapsulates these associations in a seductive and fetishistic object. Its domestic proportions and tastefully coloured panels transplant ideas of supremacy and control into the realm of consumerism and lifestyle.
Radial Construction in Space II (Detail)

Radial Construction in Space II (Detail)

Systems House
Radial Construction in Space II (Detail)

2006

Perspex (red, black and 2 way mirror), steel & brass

210cm x 80 x 80cm






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NEWSPEAK: BRITISH ART NOW

Caroline Achaintre    Tasha Amini    Hurvin Anderson    Maurizio Anzeri    Jonathan Baldock    Anna Barriball    Steve Bishop    Karla Black    Lynette Yiadom Boakye    Pablo Bronstein    Alan Brooks    Peter Linde Busk    Carla Busuttil    Nicholas Byrne    Gareth Cadwallader    Juliana Cerqueira Leite    Spartacus Chetwynd    Steven Claydon    Clarisse d'Arcimoles    William Daniels    Matthew Darbyshire    Graham Durward    Tim Ellis    Tom Ellis    Richard Evans    Tessa Farmer    Marcus Foster    Robert Fry    Ximena Garrido-Lecca    Jaime Gili    Nick Goss    Luke Gottelier    Kate Groobey    Anthea Hamilton    Anne Hardy    Gabriel Hartley    Nicholas Hatfull    Iain Hetherington    Alexander Hoda    Sigrid Holmwood    Systems House    James Howard    Graham Hudson    Dean Hughes    Des Hughes    Mustafa Hulusi    Paul Johnson    Edward Kay    Idris Khan    Scott King    Ansel Krut     littlewhitehead    Alastair MacKinven    Goshka Macuga    Ryan Mosley    Rupert Norfolk    Arif Ozakca    Mark Pearson    Dan Perfect    Peter Peri    Olivia Plender    Henrijs Preiss    Ged Quinn    Clunie Reid    Barry Reigate    Luke Rudolf    Maaike Schoorel    Daniel Silver    David Brian Smith    Renee So    Fergal Stapleton    Clare Stephenson    Caragh Thuring    Phoebe Unwin    Donald Urquhart    Jonathan Wateridge    John Wynne    Toby Ziegler

Systems House's BIOGRAPHY

Systems House
1974
Born in Kent

Lives and works in London


Education


2004 - 2006 Goldsmiths College University of London, MA Fine Art
1994 - 1997 Nottingham Trent University, BA Fine Art


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2009
Sculpture Roof, Crisp London Los Angeles, London, UK
Martin Fletcher Systems House, Gallery 333, Exeter, UK

2008
Martin Fletcher Systems House, Galleri S.E, Bergen, Norway

2007
Martin Fletcher Systems House, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin

2003
Air Cushioned Sculpture Division, Commercial Too Gallery, London

2001
Weightmaster, Kingsgate Gallery, London

1998
The Commercial Gallery, London


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2010
Newspeak: British Art Now, The Saatchi Gallery, London

2009
Newspeak: British Art Now, The State Hermatage Museum, St Petersburg,Russia
Pattern Recognition, The City Gallery, Leicester, UK

2008
The Show will be Titled after its End, Form Content, London, UK

2007
FOREIGN BODY(ies), Cottelston Advisors at White Box, New York
Absent Without Leave, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
SNAP, Cell Projects, London
Distinction, Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne, Germany

2006
News From Nowhere – Visions of Utopia, William Morris Gallery, London

2005
Worn Out Wash Monkeys, Riley Kenny Projects, London

2004
Disappointed, Riley Kenny Projects, London

2002
Lord Rodney, Lord Rodney’s Head, London

2000
Snowballing, Arthur R Rose, London
Snowballing, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

1999
Snowballing, Teesdale Yard, London
Identity Crisis, The Lighthouse, Glasgow
Avantgarderobe Kunst und Mode im 20. Jahrhundert, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Absolute Cobblers, Barbican Gallery, London

1998
East International, Norwich Gallery, Norwich
Addressing the Century – 100 Years of Art & Fashion, Hayward Gallery, London
Root, Chisenhale Gallery, London