‘A Reality of Their Own’
New Work by Abigail Box
12a Vyner Street, London, E2 9DG
3rd March - 3rd April 2011 12-6pm DAILY
Private View Thursday 3 rd March 2011 6-9pm, R.S.V.P. vj@DegreeArt.com
A Reality of their Own is not only an iridescent-like juxtaposition of imagery, but also an examination of the spectator vs. the visual vs. our known reality.
Abigail Box’s recent work forms part of her ongoing exploration into the curiousness of existence and toys with the contradiction involved in feeling both a sense of belonging and displacement.
These visual analogies are harmoniously presented and allow the spectators to ask themselves questions regarding their affiliations with their space, cohabitants and survival.
A Reality of their Own catalyzes this experience by introducing wild animals into a series of human environments to provoke a fresh and inquisitive perspective onto something familiar. Attempting to reflect on our everyday surroundings along with our conventions and behavior and in part making us feel outside what we consider our own space.
“There is a point where in the mystery of existence contradictions meet; where movement is not all movement and stillness is not all stillness; where the idea and the form, the within and the without, are united; where infinite becomes finite, yet not’’ Rabindranath Tagore
Abigail’s work approaches the difficulties associated with confronting and comprehending our own reality through a remarkably captivating blend of painterly techniques and merging of found imagery.
(Easily Distracted, Oil on Canvas, 128cm x 135cm, £2,200)
(You Can't Leave that Lion There, Oil on Canvas, 135cm x 140cm, SOLD)