2033, Original Works
One of the most sticking characteristics of street art is reflected in its power to emanate a strong social and cultural message. When situated in the right surroundings of urban space, attracting the attention of the public, an art piece evokes strong sentiments which go beyond the significance of beauty. This dimension of street art sometimes enables experienced practitioners of urban interventions to transpire their work into a gallery space. Yet, it is only the ability of certain creative individuals to render the mentioned notions accessible as part of a body of work showcased in a gallery space. Paul Insect is, surely, one of those individuals.
Allouche Gallery – Devotion to Contemporary Visual Culture
This cultural institution is devoted to the artistic practice of some of the most inspiring artists working today. Although the gallery has been established this year, it has already earned a reputation for highly curated exhibition program and become known for the devotion to notions which form the body of contemporary visual culture. Most recently, the gallery had hosted an exciting exhibition and release of a publication by the talented duo FAILE (read more in FAILE: Works on Wood). Apart from Paul Insect and FAILE, the gallery represents work of Ron English, Bast, Swoon and Saber, to name only a few… Apart from established creative individuals, Allouche Gallery is devoted to emerging talents.
Paul Insect – Surreal Street Artist
Coming from the rich cultural heritage of UK street art scene and basing his work on the satire and political commentary, Pau Insect is known for a particular aesthetics which the artist builds by the power of sharp-edged imagery, drawing inspiration from absurdism of Dada combined with an interesting take on surreal rendering. Paul Insect started his creative journey as a stencil and spraypaint street artist, who gradually transitioned to the gallery seen as well. Articulating street expression and gallery shows, the artist’s practice conveys the nature of street art. Most recently, the public had a chance to admire Paul Insects work as part of an exciting group show in Paris (read more in Opening Night: & Friends – The UK Collective) and also as part of an interesting new art publication (read more in The Art Form – Art and Artists).
2033, Original Works Created in 2014
The 2033, Original Works Created in 2014 exhibition represents a body of work by Paul Insect which comprises of pieces on canvas and paper. The artist is questioning the notions of identity within the vast digital space. What are the consequences of the nature of the information era? How does the postmodern reality influence the ways in which we present ourselves to the world? Where does the line of one’s integrity lie? These are only some of the questions which are imposed upon the viewer during the exhibition of Paul Insect’s work at Allouche Gallery. The show is open for public view and deliberation in the period between December 13th 2014 and January 11th 2015.