Spartacus Chetwynd | the artist
Pseudonym: Lali Chetwynd
Born 1973, London, UK.
Lives and works in London, UK, .
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.
Lali Chetwynd adopted her new, gladiatorial name in 2006 a move that endorsed her performative reinterpretations of childhood Pop-culture references, such as Star Wars (1977) and Conan the Barbarian (1982), and more distant sources, such as Hieronymus Boschs Garden of Earthly Delights (1504). Spartacus Chetwynd is known for her exuberant performances in which she re-enacts iconic scenes from literature, cinema and art using handmade costumes, choreography and elaborate stage sets. Chetwynd will present a performance during the opening night, incorporating grotesque humour and grand theatrics.