My work is based on what I am feeling at the moment; all methods are fair game when it comes to constructing that reality. Lately I’ve been feeling: When do our performances in and as the self begin and end? In Sin and in Sincerity, have you caught up with your non-self? My body tells my mind what to do and vice versa. Applying my body to the material that is around me reminds the material that i am around it and vice versa. Who wins this battle? How to cop? Appearance as identification, identification as depiction. Two identical words, comma hidden in my gap toothed smile.
Kellian Patrick Delice was born in Bologna in 1993 and moved to Brooklyn shortly afterwards; he has lived there ever since. Graduating from New York University with a BFA in 2015, he has curated and shown his work in such spaces as Rosenberg Gallery, Berlinische Gallerie, Berlin; Commons Gallery; 80 Washington Square East Gallery; Milk Studios, New York; Greenpoint Gallery; Brooklyn Fireproof, Temporary Storage Gallery; and Everyday Special, New York.
Interview with the artist (PDF): Kellian Delice