Friday, 5 October 2018

Shell Shocked

26.09. - 26.10.2018
Éditions Même pas mal, Marseille, France

"Shell Shocked" (2018), is a self-published book containing a series of ink on paper portrait drawings, in progress since 2016. “Shell Shocked” is the follow-up to “Making Space”, a series of drawings based on landscape long-shots, showing explosions, in news media. Shell shock is a term coined in World War I to loosely describe what is referred to as posttraumatic stress disorder (PSD) today. The mechanisation of artistic expression and the consequences of the ideals of Futurism are some further themes reflected on during the making of “Shell Shocked”. Drawings and screen-prints from this series were exhibited.

To lighten the atmosphere, drawings and prints in the style of the gags regularly posted on, were also on display.

The exhibition was during a turbulent month in Marseille. I ended up moving my work-table into the exhibition, making it a work in progress situation and producing another body of work.