Unit London is situated on Hanover Square and is a beautifully spacious two level gallery. Looking for U is their current exhibition inspired by the digital world. The whole space is a perfect platform to exhibit big and fine works. This is the last week of ‘Looking for U’ and in my opinion it is a total must to see. Here is a little taster of what to expect.
Andre Hemer’s ‘Deep Surfacing (illuminated) works #4 and #5 are exquisite and bold. Working with pigment and acrylic, we see rich and warm colours. Like a splash of rose petals, they create a wholesome blend that perfectly exude an array of iridescent textured movement.
Philip Colbort’s ‘Hotdog’ is a real show piece. I couldn’t help but smile and enjoy his take on Pop Art. You really see how he incorporates his sense of humour and surrealist influences in a vivacious and comical way. The Lobster Cheese Grater is a fantastic sculpture, shiny chrome with slick finishes that enables you to see that art can be humourous in a clever and sophisticated way.
Konrad Wyrebeck’s ‘Data Error’ produces every inch of digital computerised language through art. Three pieces that naturally bounce off each other and bring harmonised tones in colour and abstract mathematical representation.
Mark Demsteader is a true genius painter. ‘Alana Portrait’ is absolutely exquisite. Mark uses delicate strokes and pure flair to bring out this portrait in a natural and sensitive way. Colours with depth add a wildness and curiosity that jump right out and grab your attention immediately. A fine piece of work!
‘Synthesis’ by Tom Price is breathtakingly beautiful. Working with resin and tar, I felt I was peeping into a world of magic and the lost city of Atlantis. Capturing iridescent shards of light and mother of pearl Tom is a master of textures and construction. This for me is an extremely authentic and unique piece of work.
‘Sturdy For Alps’ by Marc Gumpinger is a wonderful and spontaneous piece of art. The black and white colours unveil the power and strength that symbolically explode into a world of technology and imaginative landscapes. His painting technique is extremely individual and bursting with energy and significance. On the whole ‘Looking For U’ has succeeded in bringing phenomenal artists together under one roof and displaying how far art has come in our fast-moving digital world. In a nutshell this exhibition really proves that technology and art do go hand in hand.