Irish-born street artist Maser opened a couple of weeks ago Orbiting On The Periphery his first solo show in London at Lazarides Rathbone.
Featuring a new body of work created specially for the occasion, Orbiting On The Periphery consist of a series of paintings in acrylic and latex paint on both canvas and wooden assemblage. Not unlike the rest of his work, the exhibition show the same strong use of bold graphic and geometric elements which combined with loose brush strokes and relief work, emphasise Maser’s interest in duality and the thought-provoking relationship between the physical and psychological.
Combining his experience as a graffiti artist with a formal art education in Visual Communication, Maser develops a series of works that balance the hard-edged aesthetics of contemporary abstract art with the expressiveness of figuration that certainly recall the work of great masters as Matisse.
Having Greek philosopher and mathematician Thales of Miletus’s theory mens sana in corpore sano (a healthy mind in a healthy body) in mind, Maser creates a playful and exciting body of work that is loosely based around the show’s title, ‘Orbiting on the Periphery’ where body parts sprout from colourful centrepoints and abstract shapes that either spread or pile on top of each other. A wonderful exhibition soon coming to an end. Hurry up!
Read the press release here.
Orbiting On The Periphery will be on view until 5 May at the gallery located on 11 Rathbone Place, London.
All images courtesy of the gallery
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