'Frames & Facades' at Curious Kudu
Most recent exhibition “Frames & Facades” was held throughout May & June 2023 in Curious Kudu Gallery, London.
Together with a fellow UAL Camberwell graduate Agustin Coll, we explored the characters that populate myths and the metropolis. Many of the works in the show were exhibited for the first time.
There are few things in life that compare to the buzz of one's exhibition opening!
Thanks everyone who came to the Private view – it was great to see so many happy faces. Curious Kudu team was fantastic and we couldn't have asked for a better venue. Set Peckham – the heart of the South East London, Curious Kudu Gallery truly embodies its free and independent spirit.
About the artists
Agustin is bringing in his enigmatic hand drawn architectural characters, combining plans and elevations, the history and identity of place, into one Escher-like image. Starting in South London, reimagining iconic buildings as creatures between the insect and the humanoid, he then goes underground with worms inspired by the Tube and emerges at the other side of the Thames with reinterpretations of classic and obscure landmarks: from Tower Bridge to the V&A and more. The metropolis comes alive under his subversive drawing board.
Arina is interested in defining what myth means to the contemporary individual, tapping into sources of legend from the recent past – golden era Hollywood films – and seeing them evolve to meet the internet-era gaze. She likes to reframe the heroes and heroines of the globalised subconscious and juxtapose them with religious iconography from her native Russia: from Rutger Hauer’s redeeming replicant to King Kong’s obsessions. Arina’s mythological characters have many faces.
Frames and Facades brings together 20+ original artworks encompassing pen and pencil
technical drawings and gilded acrylic paintings.