Brusk – Ad vitam aeternam? @ Itinerrance Gallery

Itinerrance Gallery presents the solo show ‘Ad vitam aeternam?’ by Brusk (member of Da Mental Vaporz), running through July 11th, 2015 (open Wed-Sat, 2 pm – 7 pm/ 7 bis rue René Goscinny, Paris).

The exhibition features paintings and sculptures concentrating more than twenty years of the artist’s practice, with a focus on themes and symbols that he constantly approaches, often with irony and sarcasm, such as the freedom of choice and of expression, which lies at the core of his art, the impact of consumerism and globalization on society and individuals, also adding references to the graffiti culture and the reinterpretation of mythological figures and iconic artworks. His technique, with tears and drips, reveals an acid world in an advanced yet colorful decay, capturing the exact moment before the end, the inevitable explosion, the irreversible destruction through what feels like an abrupt melt down.

Through this new series of works, Brusk’s intention is to make us reflect on our place in this reality, “on the future of the living, its relationship with reality and death, between volatility and gravity, wild enthusiasm and the standstill of the huge statues, the human race and the animal, the apocalypse and a potential rebirth…all thought with a humour and a discrepancy specific to the artist.”

Ad vitam aeternam? @ Itinerrance Gallery/ Photo: Aline Deschamps

Ad vitam aeternam? @ Itinerrance Gallery/ Photo: Aline Deschamps

Ad vitam aeternam? @ Itinerrance Gallery/ Photo: Aline Deschamps

Ad vitam aeternam? @ Itinerrance Gallery/ Photo: Aline Deschamps

Ad vitam aeternam? @ Itinerrance Gallery/ Photo: Aline Deschamps

Photos: Aline Deschamps (view more)

Brusk - Dependance Day

Reliquiae / Itinerrance Gallery

Rod1/ Itinerrance Gallery

Images courtesy of Itinerrance Gallery

Oil School/ Itinerrance Gallery

Image © Brusk

Ad vitam aeternam? @ Itinerrance Gallery/ Photo Parenthèses

Ad vitam aeternam? @ Itinerrance Gallery/ Photo: Parenthèses

Ad vitam aeternam? @ Itinerrance Gallery/ Photo: Parenthèses

Ad vitam aeternam? @ Itinerrance Gallery/ Photo: Parenthèses

Photos: Parenthèses

 

About the gallery

Established since 2004 in the 13th district in Paris, located close to the Seine and the National Library, Itinerrance Gallery is part of a growing urban culture. With its concrete walls and 6 meter high ceiling, its exhibitions which are mixing wallpaintings and artworks or canvases, have become one of the highlights of the Parisian art scene. Itinerrance’s programming is positioned exclusively in the field of Street Art. The gallery exhibits artists already well known by their artistic practice in the streets.

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