With age, you start getting to look at a significant part of your past, along with the present, and possibly an intuition of the future. It makes you think and gives perspectives, more so when you are one of the curious kind.
Whilst on a brooding walk, polaroid photographer Nirupam Biswas walked past a series of trees near Brunswick Square and the concept was born. He saw an affinity towards nature and craved to connect people, through a single piece of art.
With each tree symbolising a person; How it grows into a unique character, how growing up through the seasons put textures on its skin... just like a person's soul and character. And then the proximity of the trees symbolised relationships and connections...how despite our differences we cohabit.
They Come As Trees is a touring exhibition consisting of a single framed triptych, composed of black and white, close-up images of trees. Traveling in and around three independent cafes in London, including Highgate forest's Queens Wood Cafe, Notting Hill's The Tin Shed, Notting Hill, and Woolidando, Bethnal Green. With the framed image hung over a table for two in each cafe, the exhibition aims to instigate intimate conversations by bringing people together to talk, to feel and to remember over coffee (+/-) and art.
We are inviting people to go and see the exhibition on their own accord or sign up for a 40min blind meeting with a like-minded stranger.
3rd-7th Feb, Queens Wood Cafe, N10.
17th-21st Feb, The Tin Shed, W11
2nd-8th March, Woolidando, E2
*Sat 29th Feb, Conversations w. artists Nirupam Biswas TBC
*Sat 29th Feb, Tea in Epping Forest.
For more information contact LaToyah Gill - firstname.lastname@example.org
Untamed Artists is a new organisation dedicated to representing, showcasing & preserving the works of independent artists. www.untamedartists.com
(Please note, the location listed applies to the second cafe only)