London: Lusus Naturae – 100TAUR & Hisham Echafaki

Hisham Echafaki - Sunset Moth (detail)

We are excited to curate Lusus Naturae,  a two-person exhibition with French artists 100TAUR andHisham Echafaki featuring a series of new paintings, drawings and three dimensional works.

In natural history, the latin terminology ‘Lusus Naturae’ is used to describe any creature or specimen that defied classification, an animal or a person that is markedly unusual or a freak of nature.

The show explores notions of anthropomorphism, human fascination with oddities or monstrosities and our fragile relationship with the natural world.  100TAUR’s mythical monsters are portrayed in a surrealist dark enchanted world with colourful details rich in narrative.

100Taur - Flying Mandrill100TAUR - Blood Brothers

Hisham Echafaki’s paintings play with intricate repetitive patterns found in nature and examine the impact that humankind exerts on its fragile balance.

Hisham Echafaki - Ballet 03 For the first time Hisham Echafaki will also present a series of his three-dimensional paintings. Using a unique technique of resin layering and acrylic paint, the artist meticulously builds layers to create three-dimensional insects in transparent boxes. Oniric butterflies, bees and dragonflies appear to be suspended and preserved in the manner of fragile taxidermy insects.
Hisham Echafaki - Queens Head Dragonfly

LUSUS NATURAE By 100TAUR & Hisham Echafaki
94 Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH

14 OCT 11AM – 10PM
15 OCT 11AM – 10PM
16 OCT 11AM – 7PM

Private view 14 OCT 6-10PM
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100taur pdf  Hisham Echafaki pdf

100TAUR - Weird Oslwald (detail)Lusus Naturae flyer