Stolenspace is celebrating a duo show this week with UK based artist Word To Mother ‘Too Blessed To Be Stressed’ and Brooklyn based artist Beau Stanton ‘Tenebras Lux’.
‘Too Blessed to Be Stressed’ presents a selection of multi-layered paintings on wood and antique paper featuring WTM’s bespoke iconography and positive word play with contemplative figures, cartoon references and London architectural landscapes.
“I wanted to express a positivity and appreciation for everything we have, rather than comparing ourselves and our lives to anyone else’s. The glorification of instant celebrity status, vacuous reality television and narcissistic Instagram accounts are contributing to an ever growing Comparison-Culture in which people are more concerned with what they don’t have than what they have already been blessed with.”
In the Gallery 2, former apprentice for Pop Iconoclast Ron English, Beau Stanton has created a new body of work inspired by the imagery and techniques found in sacred spaces: stained glass windows, elaborate oil paintings, and ornamented sacred objects using medieval techniques alongside contemporary digital media. Cleverly manipulating light and shadow, the finished artworks result in vividly illuminated images appearing like religious icons.
View the full set of pics here
Word To Mother – Too Blessed To Be Stressed
Beau Stanton – Tenebras Lux
Until 02 Nov 14
17 Osborn Street, London E1 6TD