Obie Platon – Quasar @ Neogalateca

The solo show ‘Quasar’ by Obie Platon (featured) is on view at Neogalateca (part of Galateca Gallery) through January 9th, 2016, 2-4 C.A. ROSETTI St., District 1, Bucharest, Romania.

While Obie is well known for his murals, the showcase of sculptural objects and his experiments on canvas introduce us to a conceptual representation of various states and facts related to the artist’s perception of today’s society and social phenomena. His ironic and ludic approach is often supported by an unexpected mix of elements, symbols and techniques which generate new contexts and meanings to reflect human needs and issues of the present.

There is a visual discourse of connection emerging from a symbol of contemporary disconnection, metaphors of power and control share the space with primary instincts, obsessions and the absurd of existence, time breaks still and the wheel is unable to move forward in a reality filled with errors and lacking the resources to escape a deficient mindset, shaped by religion, the media or education, with few possible exits that the viewer is left to seek during the exhibition.

Obie Platon - Untouchable

‘Untouchable’, 10 x 10 x 18 cm, painted plaster, plastic gum, metal pins, earth, ceramic pot, 2015

ObiePlaton - Traditional Plant

‘Traditional plant’, 30 x 30 x 50 cm, plant, earth, glass, traditional dolls, 2015

Obie Platon - CCTV

‘CCTV’, 40 x 40 x 45 cm, deer antlers, CCTV camera, 2015

Facebook sculpture

‘Digital connection’, 20 x 17 x 17 cm, resin and marble, 2014

ObiePlaton - Basketrat

‘Basketrat’, 15 x 5 x 20 cm, wood, 2012

ObiePlaton - Breaking Time

‘Breaking time’, 5 x 15 x 5 cm, glass, sand, 2015

ObiePlaton - Quasar

Exhibition overview

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Images © Obie Platon

View more photos from the exhibition. Read our interview with Obie.

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