Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Given Up The Ghost by Russell Maurice

If you're in London between the 11th and the 28th of June, I strongly suggest you head over to the Stolen Space Gallery as British artist Russell Maurice debuts his latest exhibit entitled Given Up The Ghost.

The show is largely made up of new paintings, many of which are painted onto either old silkscreens or new silkscreen mesh. The latter paintings have an almost transparent and ethereal, transient, delicate, ghostly quality relevant to the subject matter. There will be a number of small sculptures and an element of installation.

The works collectively attempt to create a narrative, each is a fragment that forms building blocks for a larger universe, holding theoretical ‘spirits’ which inhabit each work and become a chapter forming its own macro world.

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