For the LA-based artist’s first solo exhibition outside of the Californian city, Lord will be presenting a series of charcoal and gesso works applied directly to unprimed canvas. With titles like ‘Quarantine: Earth and The Politician’, the pieces resembling “left-field cartoon panels” will draw on conspiracy theories and occult symbols, systems of belief, in an approach that exists somewhere between painting and drawing.
Unlike Lord’s earlier work —like the Angry Bird Paintings series or Documental exhibition at Dem Passwords —that painstakingly translates digital images to canvas, this new approach for Safeworld is “devoid of traditional painting methods; of perspective, vanishing point, colour and texture”.
In perhaps a sly nudge to the popular pulp erotic fiction novel, Lord says about the exhibition to come, “I am attempting to paint the innumerable shades of grey between the poles of spiritual and scientific discourse, a grey area oft labeled ‘conspiracy’.”
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