Updated: Sep 12
November 2nd-6th, 2016
The Old Truman Brewery, London
Private View: November 3rd, 6:30-9:30pm
I had the pleasure of being selected to showcase my work at FLUX Exhibition 2016. Hosted by the iconic Old Truman Brewery in East London and curated by Lisa Grey, the founder of FLUX, this year's highly anticipated exhibition provided a rare opportunity to access a diverse group of 140 artists on the path to becoming the big names of tomorrow.
Participating in this grand event was a fantastic experience.
It had the scale of an art fair, yet it was carefully curated as an exhibition.
I appreciated the way my photographs were displayed on the walls and the overall atmosphere, with open-minded attendees and a wealth of unique artworks to explore.
It was one of my first big collective experience. Additionally, I had the honour of serving as the official photographer for the private view, where I also exhibited three of my limited edition photographs from my debut project, "I Am Your Mirror."
"I Am Your Mirror" began taking shape over a year ago, embodying the concept that 'I am you, and you are me.' It embodies energy and serves as a therapeutic release. The process emerged from the connections formed and the trust established during the brief moments spent looking through the camera/mirror while getting to know one another.
With photography, we can unlock doors, but we can also confront ourselves, much like when we gaze into a mirror. Do we like what we see?
The project comprises 13 images, yet I chose to showcase only three.
'Simplicity is the most ultimate form of sophistication but it is also very difficult to understand'
I was delighted by the reactions of people to my work during the opening night, which attracted approximately 800-900 attendees.
Many stopped to explore my work, and many collected my postcards and business cards. I found it gratifying to leave a piece of myself with them.
I had prepared informative postcards explaining the essence of my project. Hearing their comments and witnessing their emotional engagement with my work was heartening.
After explaining the project, I received several favourable comments such as 'genius,' 'impressive,' 'controversial,' 'sacred,' 'beautiful,' and, of course, some shared laughter.
Me & my artwork (2016)