LAYOUTS, CAOS IN PECKHAM

Italo Calvino describes the cities as places born with the intention of giving order to the lives of people, but that is often a utopian idea.

All the cities that Calvino dreams, in infinite forms, arise from the clash between an ideal city and a real city: This clash has the only effect of making surrealistic the real city, but it does not resolve historically in anything.

Man in fact is not naturally brought to the order of things.

Peckham is a very populated, noisy area. But above all chaotic and extremely fragmented.

The aim of this work is to tell the different frames, the different aspects of this place, where the physical, psychological, moral needs but also the relationships mingle and it is difficult to identify them.

To represent the division and social differences, from the richest residential area to the poorest corner of this place.

  1. THE STATION
  2. MIDDAY IN PECKHAM RYE
  3. THE FISH MARKET

 

Presentation in the studio

 

KOI.

Printmaking Etching Workshop.

I participated in several workshops, one of those that I liked most was etching . What I learned from this is that you can never know how a job will end until you finish making it happen. This is the beauty of this discipline. You can not predict how the acids will transform your plate, you can give directives, you can create a design, but the nuances are then the result of destiny. I learned the beauty of the surprise.

KOI N1

KOI N2

WAEL’S MAQUETTES

Wael Shawky was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1971, but spent much of his childhood in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. His exposure to two places of such great historical, cultural and religious significance permeates his work, enriching and informing the lens through which he views the creation of history and myth.

Wael Shawky represents the Crusades in Arabic version, creating a trilogy in 2010.
These puppets are an incredible accuracy.

MICHAEL LANDY AND HIS EACHING

Michael Landy RA (born 1963) is one of the Young British Artists. He is best known for the performance piece installation Break Down (2001), in which he destroyed all his possessions, and for the Art Bin project at the South London Gallery. On 29 May 2008, Landy was elected a member of the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Creeping Buttercup 2002 Michael Landy born 1963 Purchased 2003 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/P78730
Thale Cress 2002 Michael Landy born 1963 Purchased 2003 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/P78723
Smooth Hawks Beard 2002 Michael Landy born 1963 Purchased 2003 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/P78726

Creeping Buttercup is one of a series of etchings in Landy’s portfolio Nourishment. The portfolio was published by Paragon Press in an edition of thirty-seven plus six artist’s proofs; the set owned by Tate is number nine in the series. These prints were first exhibited at Maureen Paley Interim Art, London between December 2002 and January 2003 alongside several related etchings produced in an edition of six which were sold individually.

The etchings are all meticulous, life-sized studies of individual weeds the artist found growing in the street. Landy has described why he was drawn to these ‘street flowers’. He has said, ‘they are marvellous, optimistic things that you find in inner London … They occupy an urban landscape which is very hostile and they have to be adaptable and find little bits of soil to prosper’