HOME alludes to London itself and is a return home for the artist – the first solo exhibition of new works by Remi Rough in London since 2009. Remi Rough was born in South East London in 1971 and has lived and worked in the city ever since. He is a leading figure within the new movement of urban modernist painters (Graffuturists/Graffuturism) who have adopted the theories and practices of the modern masters that proceeded him.
This new body of work explores the relationship of balance, tension and color with geometric theory. The many formative years spent as a young practitioner of ‘graffiti style writing’ have referenced these forward thinking abstractions. The letter forms and wild styles have progressed into a mature language of ‘Suprematism’.
The works are precisely designed geometric compositions that contrast heavily with their organic surfaces such as hand made papers or wood assemblages. They have more in common with the Russian constructivists of the 19th Century as they do the graffiti writers of the 20th Century. The paintings are more concerned with mathematical questions of shape, size, relative position of figures and forms which is fundamental in current human obsession with practical science.
“Remi Rough continues to challenge the boundaries of contemporary painting as he traverses between the collected history of art and todays urban lexicon. Thematically he continues to explore associations between Suprematism concepts, Abstract Expressionism and Graffiti art, which in practice and theory they become ever present. This amalgamation yields a new type of modernist painting, one that reflects his passion for the aforementioned but also his desire re-imagine it all for todays world.” – Carlos Mare
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Exhibition open to the public from Thursday 8th October to Tuesday 3rd November.
Opening times: Monday to Friday 10am – 6pm or by appointment.
Gallery address: Scream London, 27 – 28 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8DH