21 May 2011

DJing @SLAM Preview Night - May 27th

I'll be exploring the theme of man and his machines in a DJ set here, as well as tonight on Free Lab Radio 11pm on Resonance 104.4fm
Exhibition opening: The Monitor Lizard by Seung Pyo Hong

27 May 6.30-8.30pm with The Monitor Lizard afterparty at the Old Police Station until 1am

Feat. Fari B (Resonance 104.4FM) / Mark Pearson-Tutonic Robot / Blatnova / Paul O'Neill.

SLAM LAST Fridays AfterParty @ The Old Police Station
Join us in Deptford at the Old Police Station for a unique blend of contemporary art, performance, drinks and experimental music with live DJ sets from 7pm-1am. Featuring live sets from Fari B / Mark Pearson-Tutonic Robot/Blatnova / Paul O'Neill.

Image: Sound, Engine, Crawls, Seung Pyo Hong 2011
BEARSPACE presents a new series of works by Korean artist Seung Pyo Hong. Hong employs a unique style of editioned steel plate etchings, hand coloured in oil paint, based on the functionality of humans, animals and machines.  BEARSPACE first presented this artist’s work in 2010 soon after the artist’s graduation. The exhibition at BEARSPACE received rave reviews and Hong has been working on a new series of large etchings and print editions during 2010-2011. 
Hong’s works depict fictional inventions in a very graphic style, through which he explores the relationship between human evolution and the development of technology.  These bright works, directly etched and coloured onto aluminium and steel plate, focus on the potential fusion of organic matter and machine.

This is a futuristic sentiment, used as a motif in scifi throughout the 20th Century.  Referencing this, Hong uses retro machinery and characters from the 60’s and 70’s highlighting aspirations from the time fused with scientific development of more recent years. In his odd but fascinating scenes, the viewer is almost left as a detective, working out what a piece of machinery  is for, what the characters are playing out and where the scene is set.  One is reminded of scenes from ‘Prisoner’ due to the works retro, colourful and mystical feel.
21 May -18 June // Wed-Sat 10am–6pm
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