This past weekend at Lazarides Gallery in London, Swiss-born, Paris-based hyper-realist painter, Till Rabus opened a new body of work, Forms of Everyday. Even as the works are painted in an almost photo-realist style, the subject matter balances between myth and surrealism.
As Lazarides Gallery notes, "Drawing from his day-to-day existence, Rabus highlights the implicit, yet forgotten decay of one’s habitual surroundings. Showcasing a selection of bric-a-brac come to life in his methodically detailed paintings, the artist transforms the most ordinary into an extraordinary phenomenon.
"Paying homage to the pictorial tradition of old master painting and its iconography, the artist employs a form of radical realism; yet, a tainted shroud consistently lies over his works, allowing us to get a glimpse of today’s cold brutality with subtly humorous elements."
Forms of Everyday
Through February 23, 2012
Lazarides Gallery, Rathbone