The exhibition “Transient Façades” brings together seven London-based artists, all of whom are concerned with making figurative work as a means of exploring the plethora of illusions inherent within society.
The works, by Siân Hislop, Oliver Jones, Aubrey Laret, J.A. Nicholls, Alejandro Ospina, Alex Roberts and Adrian Tobin, are to be shown at The Well, a space whose architectural nature suggests a similar focus to the collective’s work – multiple and varied viewpoints. Transient Façades includes different forms of art predominantly within the two-dimensional world, such as painting, graphic design and photography, but all are concerned with offering a response to the image-obsessed world of the media (not to mention society at large).
Alongside demonstrating the artists’ shared fascination with figurative imagery, the artworks also knowingly examine the contradiction inherent within the idea of “capturing” something or someone; here is a portrayal of a transient moment and yet simultaneously also an attempt to create something permanent.
But most of all, Transient Façades seeks to question contemporary notions of beauty (what constitutes an “ideal look”, for example), encouraging the viewer to challenge the complexities of self-image, perception and desire. The objective is to provide a platform for contrasting viewpoints, occurrences and to evoke discussion.
“Transient Façades” is showing at The Well exhibition space, London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London, Elephant and Castle, SE1 6SB, from 16-26 October.
Open Monday to Friday: 10am-6pm, final Friday 26th October closes at 5pm.
Free admission, please report to reception.