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Exhibition at Franfrantou, Berlin.

Exhibition: “A slice of life” @ Franfrantou, Berlin.

Franfrantou exhibition. Berlin.
Promotional graphic for the ‘Slice of life’ exhibition at Franfrantou, Berlin, Germany.

15th – 18th August, 2014. (Solo show).
Franfrantou. Weserstrasse 53, 12045 Berlin.

This show presented an opportunity to develop my work in a tight time window of just two weeks. I focused on working quickly, which helped maintain a fresh feel to the final pieces.

Artwork on show:

Tutu drawings
Tutu
Knife rain
Knife rain
Plastic bags and leaves.
Plastic bags & leaves.

Setting up ‘A slice of life’ exhibition

Tutu drawings

Tutu drawings

Tutu drawings
Tutu drawings at Franfrantou gallery in Berlin, Germany.

There’s a common custom in Berlin, to leave unwanted items that might be useful to other people, in a cardboard box outside your house. In this way I acquired a child’s tutu dress.

The exhibition ‘A slice of life’ at Franfrantou focused on ideas of mortality. As the drawings float and dance they conjure feelings of life and energy.

The artwork comprises of drawings in oil pastel on two different types of paper, one is glued to cardboard while the other floats freely, with cut-out drawing glued to it.

 

 

 

Plastic bag and leaves

Plastic bag and leaf drawings.

Leaves and plastic bag drawings.

Oil pastel on paper on cardboard.When I see nature I like, I sometimes put it in a plastic bag and take it home. That’s a typical modern experience of nature.

This composite drawing compromises of studies of various types of leaves found in Berlin and a blue plastic bag, used to collect the leaves.The final piece of work is displayed using pieces of cardboard to hold the drawings out, away from the wall.

The leaves were created from drawings on coloured paper, which were then cutaway to reveal different coloured paper behind.

 
 
 
 

Kid gloves drawings

Kid gloves

Kid gloves drawings
Kid gloves. Oil pastel on mixed papers on cardboard.

This work featured in the Bartleby exhibition in Berlin.

The drawings are of a pair of gardening gloves, bought from a Berlin hardware store (Bauhaus). 3 different types of paper were used in it’s creation. One is patterned with Russian dolls (Matryoshka).

The title “Kid gloves” is a reference to the situation in Ukraine and Europe’s approach to Russia and it’s involvement in the conflict there and its annexation of Crimea.

A second pair of gloves were also studied to produce a third piece of work at the exhibition.

More images of the work

Flickr gallery Click to see the Flickr gallery for this artwork.