Pablo Delgado has returned to London to present a major exhibition of new works and installation at Howard Griffin Gallery entitled Pablo Delgado: Even Less. The title of the exhibition reflects Delgado’s obsessive focus in minimising and reducing his work to its smallest expression. The constant need to be less reflects the world’s unsustainable requirement for resources and necessities. As a counterpoint to this, minimalism and an emphasis upon negative space become a paramount means of expression.
For the exhibition the upper level of Howard Griffin Gallery is delineated into two distinct areas, one containing the other. In both, Delgado investigates the corresponding qualities of negative and positive space present in his work with an installation that gives attention to absence in order to give meaning to presence. Throughout the installation Delgado remakes and recasts collected images and artistic works in subtle ways thereby creating new narratives and layers of meaning which reveal themselves upon closer inspection. Objects and characters, seemingly unrelated and from different sources, are repositioned in new ways to pose questions about repetition, imitation, abundance and ephemerality. Colour is used sparingly to draw attention to individual elements in the work. The ironic and metaphorical works contain dark and foreboding messages that are drawn out by Delgado’s strong sense of visual symbolism.
The show piece of the exhibition will be the expansive installation by Delgado. Ahead of the opening of Even Less please have a look at some of the new artworks that Delgado will present as part of the show.
Waiting For The Day To Come
Kuma Is On The Run
The Greedy Iron Wise Man
Requiem For A Triangle
When He Arrived They Were All Gone
Even Less (screen print edition)
While in London Delgado also took the opportunity to drop a few street pieces that reflect the themes of Even Less and play with ideas of negative space within the city itself. As ever with Delgado’s street pieces, the small artistic works hold a lot of power over much larger surfaces and challenge the viewer to look at the city in a completely new way. Photos by Marcus Peel.
Full details about the exhibition can be found here: Pablo Delgado: Even Less.