MASLEN & MEHRA
EXTENDED until 05.06.2006 To coincide with the Berlin Biennale
TO LATEST WORK
The works of Maslen
& Mehra juxtapose images of moving people in busy metropolitan
streets with vast spaces and landscapes. "The contrast
of these enlivened and emphasised landscapes with the silhouettes
of the figural sculptures shows an awareness of a disconnection
to nature, that occurs in busy urban cities." Closer
scrutiny reveals the gestures of the urban inhabitants: Someone
is seen talking on his mobile phone, another moves with his
heavy backpack through the metropolitan jungle, he too a product
clearly more of an urban than a rural environment. The compositions
contribute to the debate "whether people are a part or
apart from nature" (Maslen & Mehra, 2005).
Maslen & Mehra
photograph anonymous people in the busy urban settings. These
images are then used to fabricate sculptures, which are then
set up in different rural or remote landscapes. The total
image is then re-photographed resulting in the ultimate work.
The finished image is then exhibited in full scale brightly
lit light boxes or as C-Prints. The light boxes are objects
of fascination in themselves being disused advertising displays
from the London Underground. The circle is complete.
Please note MASLEN & MEHRA do not use Photoshop to create
their work. The images are created by photographing sculptures.
for more information/images
Tue – Fr 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
and by appointment