New Horizons & Future Love Songs- Part2ism Exhibition
Returning to London for the first time since Artillery for Pleasure in 2009, Part2ism’s latest exhibition is currently running at Red Gallery. Titled New Horizons and Future Love Songs, it explores the relationship between sight and sound, something close to Part2ism’s heart as part of UK Hip Hop crew New Flesh.
My favourite pieces are the ‘Architect Sonics’ where different coloured wooden strips juxtapose each other, creating sharp slashes on the wall and at times looking like some sort of futuristic space ships. The prints, which are working drawings complete with working annotations, also provide a really good insight into the process behind the work.
It’s open till Sunday 19th so go check it out if you’re in the area. Red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington Street, EC2A 3DT.
“A syncretist at heart and now a synaesthesiac in practice, Part2ism is a multi-talented creator, exploring where his interests and instincts lead him. Beyond all the “isms’ that can be applied to his work over the past twenty eight years, whether of his own invention or culled from art history, Part2ism has always aligned himself with his own visions first. As an artist, he subsumes all categories and at the same time defies them. More importantly than these post-creation categories that can be applied to his body of work, the underlying and unifying threads in Part2ism’s history are DIY individualism, a revolutionary mentality and a consistent exploration of mind-challenging aesthetics. His timbre, his voice, his style is a constantly mutating, gene-splicing hybridism embodying rebellion and progression.
With this cross pollination throughout the full spectrum of his creative output, Part2ism has reached an apex of compression and connection of his lifetime of aesthetic explorations in different disciplines, utilizing everything that he has accomplished over the past twenty-eight years, in a sensurround of synaesthesia and synchronicity”. Daniel Feral- Taken from the exhibition catalogue which is also available for £10.