Vahakn Arslanian: Mr Big Ben

12 Mar 2010 – 9 Apr 2010

20 Hoxton Square Projects

London, United Kingdom


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20 Hoxton Square Projects & Vito Schnabel are pleased to present Mr. Big Ben a show of new work by Vahakn Arslanian. On display will be the delicately rendered mixed-media pieces that comprise Arslanian's unique vision. Almost entirely self-trained, Arslanian's work has developed a following of dedicated supporters intrigued by his enigmatic approach to the production of art. Mr. Big Ben represents a new direction for the artist whilst at the same time building upon established themes. Arslanian's fascination with distinctive iconography, such as candles, birds, subway trains and planes, is here displayed as savagely beautiful markings on layered paper collages set into discarded window frames worked with glass fractions and solder. A sparrow is perched on a branch. A candle is burning its paper. We immediately recognize these subjects from our daily lives, but the understanding we apply is suddenly stretched and distorted by Arslanian's surrealist logic. Deaf since birth and a true outsider in his artistry, Arslanian shows us an impossible view into a world of silent obsessions. Exhibition Facts Opening Hours Tuesday— Friday: 11am-6pm First Thursdays: open until 9pm Saturday: 12pm— 6pm Location: 20 Hoxton Square Projects, London N1 6NT Tel: +44 (0)20 7729 2687 Admission Free


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