Monday, 27 July 2015

Into the Sun Exhibition

'Block' and 'Mansion' as part of the 'Into the Sun' exhibition

Last June I exhibited new work as part of the 'Into the Sun' group show at the A-side B-side gallery in Hackney Downs studios. I found the theme –holidays– very enticing and decided to produce new original work for the occasion. I knew I wanted to use wood again as I really enjoyed with the last entry to the Battersea quadriptych. This time though, I wanted to be a bit more rough and spontaneous.

These also were meant to be a set of three but time constraints meant only two were made – at least for now. Seen as a whole they might look more polarised than they really are. My intention here though is to explore the relationship between class, holidays and property and reflect on our own prejudices and assumptions concerning the symbols of wealth and social hierarchy in modern day capitalist society. I also wanted to create dichotomy between the public and the private in the way the background is split into two.

'MANSION'
Acrylic and Ink on Wood
900x634mm
'BLOCK'
Acrylic and Ink on Wood
900x634mm

'Block' – Preliminary Sketch

'Mansion' – Preliminary Sketch
The A-side B-side gallery in Hackney Downs

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