Obie Platon – Quasar @ Neogalateca
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.
‘Untouchable’, 10 x 10 x 18 cm, painted plaster, plastic gum, metal pins, earth, ceramic pot, 2015
‘Traditional plant’, 30 x 30 x 50 cm, plant, earth, glass, traditional dolls, 2015
‘CCTV’, 40 x 40 x 45 cm, deer antlers, CCTV camera, 2015
‘Digital connection’, 20 x 17 x 17 cm, resin and marble, 2014
‘Basketrat’, 15 x 5 x 20 cm, wood, 2012
‘Breaking time’, 5 x 15 x 5 cm, glass, sand, 2015
Images © Obie Platon