I could not attend the opening on the 5th February, but yesterday I managed to visit it.
I was intrigued to see it as I knew some of his works in London huge murals in Hackney or the windows painted and then scratched back to shape a figure. I wanted to see what the concept will and how they will manage to pull an exhibition together of a street artist.
In my interpretation it examined the connection between human and the nature! How the two behave with each other, what sort of relationships can exist between the two: love as owning a dog? Sport like hunting? Or fashion and following the masses wearing animal furs around our neck? Or does it show our inner soul depicting our destiny and personality? Just think about the zodiacs! Or the evolution? How will it change?
The installations gripped very well the essence of it!
When we entered, the first hall was covered in woodchip with a message about what the 'Animal' concept symbolised for Borondo and his fellow artists - Carmen Maín, Edorardo Tresoldi and Despina Charitonidi. (sound by Jerome Tcherneyan)
Then you entered the 2nd hall through a passage of trophies made out of clay and wood, pretty impressive.
In this 2nd room we could see some of the windows. They were painted and carved on both sides with white and in the back with brown which added extra effects when playing with lights. In the end you could see the image what you would see first, then if you look deep enough, beneath the surface...the image on the wall created by the light rushing through the 2 layers was something else...something profoundly meaningful in searching the relationship between human and animal.
Things are often not what they appear to be....can you see it?
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In the next rooms joint installations: The Order: Control, Fear & Captivity were on display.
The paintings were left for the final hall. They describe who we are as human; either embracing or destroying our surroundings and past.
I haven't seen such a great exhibition in a long time! It really had a message to the people leaving behind lots of thoughts, questions and maybe to realise that we might be on the wrong path.
The set up and order was very well prepared as well and loved the playfulness of the lights and windows...I spent sometime just observing people and realised not everyone recognised that there is another image within the same image if we looked behind.
Open until 28th February 2015.