Works from this series have first featured in these exhibitions:
2009, Expanded Painting, PRAGUE BIENNALE 4, Prague, Czech Republic
2007, My Still Life as a Personal Object, Alma Enterprises Gallery, London
2007, New Life and the Dream Garden, Fieldgate Gallery, London
Semeiko’s various knights in flying saucers, fetishistic paintings of banal objects, and his solar system of commoditised human body parts, each forming a ‘planet’, charts a grand satire; the clanking, forlorn knights, in their tragicomic search to find something authentic in this synthetic universe, never perceive that their mistake is to look for authenticity elsewhere, when it can already be found in their own purposeful, yet hopelessly misdirected quest.
By JJ Charlesworth
Writer and art critic, Art Review