'New Ways of Seeing’
@ artrepublic Soho
42 New Compton Street,
London, WC2H 8DA
28th May – 18th June 2010
STATIC’s first solo show at artrepublic Soho invites us all to re-evaluate our perception of the society we are part of, and the hypocrisy that surrounds us on a day to day basis.
artrepublic Soho have given STATIC free reign to utilise their two-floor gallery space on New Compton Street, Central London; the show will be split into two main themes.
The 'Fight for the Right' series upholds their satirical approach to history by focusing on the eternal struggle of society to be seen and heard when confronted with social, political and economic injustice. Raising a wry smile as well as a few question marks.
The 'Luxury Vandals' collection explores the idea of street art’s desirability and commercialisation within the consumer market context. Including beautifully crafted leather cased aerosol cans and glass caskets containing STATIC's personal collection of hand painted spent cans. The mix of fine art and street style has never looked so good.
Private View: Thursday 27th May 2010
I'm not sold on the importance of this work for critiquing society or offering any particularly original insights into contemporary existence, but, I still can't help liking this stuff . It might just be a lot of helicopters and chandeliers and Mexican wrestlers and police, but, it's pretty - Nice colours; good technique; high quality printing; heavy paper; limited edition; vaguely political; good size to hang in the lounge etc.
Call me shallow if you will but I might just go check this out and pretend to be a rich white man buying Art; rather than a broke white guy getting fleeced for a poster.
On a positive though, artrepublic get props for keeping artists in work and off the crack that informed their earlier works!!