1963 Gallery Space is extremely proud to present and host the first solo exhibition in London "FALSE MEMORIES" by SKAN.
SKAN is an Italian artist, born in Cagliari, in 1988. He's affinity towards painting on the streets started from the early age of 13 years old. He studied product and graphic design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Milan but quickly after that he undertook the path of illustration and painting. His influences are old masters such as Rembrandt, Bacon and Rauschenberg.
He often refers to mental suffering and the difficulties of human relationships by depicting them through the deformation of human forms. In his work you can see that he his still using the technique of aerosol, with spray, combining it with acrylic and oil colours. He paints on different surfaces, but prefers to work in big walls, to express better his concept.
Following the personal study on human nature and shape, in this exhibition he analyses the part that in psychology they call “false memories”. Some parts of the memories that are not authentic, or a fraction in part real, that get combined by aggregation, and creates this kind of “false memories”.
The pictures that the artist proposes, are painted with oil colours, on canvas or paper, that remind some different dreams or memories mixed together. The shapes of the human body are deformed or incomplete, like a dream that you half remember when you wake up, and create this strange memories.