The terrible duo from Britain returns to Greece three years after their last show at the BERNIER / ELIADES Gallery. Their new exhibition is part of their latest body of work London Pictures, and includes a series of works created exclusively for this show in Athens. The new monumental works draw inspiration from tabloid newspaper posters which reflect the sadness and humanity of life in the west end of London.
This new body of work by Gilbert & George, for whom London’s grandeur, mystery and drama has been a major inspiration, is comprised of 292 works that let the city speak for itself, based on the 3712 newspaper–sellers’ posters, that the artists have been stealing over the last six years and then classified by subject.
The series reveal the nervous system of everyday modern society: impulses, sorrows, hopes, temper and desires of everyday urban life. In these works details are limited, the viewer can detect fragments of streets, curtains, reflections in car windows, while the artists seem to pass like ghosts, cautious and inactive, as if their spirits have been haunting the streets and buildings, which describe the images. Being at the same time epic and monumental London Pictures, like a big visual novel reveal the urban drama in all degrees of hope and suffering.
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|Date: 04/10/2012 – 15/11/2012 Place: Athens Venue: BERNIER / ELIADES Gallery, 11, Eptachalkou str., Athens Op. H.: Tuesday – Friday: 10:30 – 18:30 Saturday: 12:00 – 16:00|