Saya Irie "Every popular thing is beautiful "
25 July - 10 August 2013, London
Exhibition : 25 July - 10 Aug 2013
It was indeed Andy Warhol who said that “Everything is beautiful. Pop is everything.” However, in market economy, the more popular it is, the more demand there is, and ultimately the more expensive it will be. Historical figures, have been depicted as portraits, and for the purpose of increasing trust and value for currency, they have been selected for the design of paper money and printed on paper money to finally become a part of “beauty”. Saya Irie reversed this process by attempting to make portraits which are a symbol of beauty back to its three-dimensional form. It may be possible that the elaborately completed works value more than the original bills as art works.
Rubber dust workshop : Saturday 27 July, 2pm - 3:30pm
Admission : £5