Get ready for 19 Karen‘s last show of the year! Once again, the gallery is going to present a triple solo exhibition. It is going to be a huge and visually spectacular show to celebrate and bring this year to a close. One of the artists whose works are going to be on view during this exhibition is Skount, a multi-talented Amsterdam-based artist from Spain who is known for his vibrant and mesmerizing works. Expect to see his recent paintings of surrealistic masked figures along with a number of his breathtaking mixed-media pieces, including the ones that incorporate handmade glass and LED lights.
November 21, 2015 – January 6, 2016
19 Karen Ave
Gold Coast, QLD 4218
Across history and civilizations, people have been using masks for sacred rituals, theatrical performances, and identity concealment. Inspired by the classical Spanish theater of Almagro (the town he spent most of his childhood in), he sees life as a play in which everyone has a role. To the artist, the masks in his paintings are symbols of our need to hide and repress our desires, flaws, and fears. With them, we conceal our true nature and simulate more-socially-acceptable personas to gain social acceptance and navigate through life. From time to time, we put our masks down and reveal our true unvarnished selves to the people we trust. Through these artworks, we can delve into the artist’s metaphorical scrutiny of human beings’ inner selves.
(Above) ‘Diffuse Identity‘ (2015 – Collaboration with Laguna).
Acrylic, oil and mixed media on linen canvas. 60 x 70 cm.