2501 recently showcased a new body of work in a solo exhibition at Elastico Studio Bologna titled “Vajrapani”. A powerful exhibition of 2501′s gestural brush paintings mixed with explosive texture of paint. 2501 utilized the space to create a installation with a fire extinguisher and the destruction of the galleries pristine white walls. By destroying the purity of the space 2501 was able to beautify it with his intricate paintings in much the same manner he would a weathered and forgotten wall outdoors. Choosing to create an environment that breathes the street 2501 is able to fuze the world of the gallery and the street together. Impressive exhibition that we strongly suggest taking a look at if you are near Bologna.
“In the Mahayana tradition, Vajrapani is one of the three patron deity of the Buddha, symbol and icon of the power of the Enlightened One, bodhisattva healing from physical pain and psychic in Vajrapani, 2501 by a personal reflection of the Buddhist tradition and its iconography, making the painting practice in its being a ritual action, gesture and continued meditative space.
The visual result of the operation is that of images full of charm and packed with symbols to decipher an invitation to the viewer to rediscover the observation and contemplation, experience at the base of the same Tibetan Buddhism.
The installation of the works that make up Vajrapani is characterized by the juxtaposition of line and color, gestural distinct but complementary experiences, as well as distinct and complementary dynamism of Mahayana deities and stillness of meditation.
The work is carried out with colors based on alcohol, treated with ethyl alcohol and drawn with a brush or compressed air on plastic surfaces. This particular choice marks a moment of continuity in the complex experience of the artist: the transition from the street to the indoor production, the developed technique allows the 2501 to transfer the gesture of painting in the street in studio work, recontextualizing it in a context much more intimist but maintaining unaltered the characteristics of tension and movement.”