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Asha Zero will be exhibiting 16 meticulously painted acrylic works on bo ard in London.

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Zero’s work is as deceptive as it is honest\, at first glance bearing the appearance of pape r collage\, but on closer inspection revealing careful and considered surfa ce juxtapositions entirely executed in acrylic paint!

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Not to be missed\, also on view during Frieze art we ek.

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By transi tioning from the prosaic to the uncanny using anything from hijacked typogr aphical topologies to dirty grunge-inspired textures\, Zero puts a new spin on things. When viewed from a distance each painting appears to be hyper–r ealistic visions pieced together from found media blips. When each blip is appreciated for its individual\, segmented surface qualities they display a bstract expressionist tendencies\, marking a seminal tabula rasa in the con text of Modern painting\, also evinced by Zero’s contemporaries\, including Gajin Fujita\, Takashi Murakami and Barry McGee.

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Zero’s work is a blend of Pop art parody\, Dada conceptualism\, and picto rial illusionism. Zero effectively renders the heterogeneity of post-indust rial urban life\, fettered by the omnipresence of mass media\, which Zero r eadily borrows from to construct detailed trompe l’oeil compositions. Zero’ s stance suggests that ideologies are rendering agents for consumer society \; presenting the bricolage as it stands\, inspired by newspaper headlines\ , street art\, posters\, album covers\, fashion spreads\, and print ads.

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numberrs is Asha Zero’s first London solo exhibition at the Pertwee Anderson &\; Gold\, comprising fifteen new an d painstakingly executed paintings. The exhibition opens on 2 October and c oncludes 23 October 2012.

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An exclusive preview o f numberrs will be held at 34FineArt in Cape Town on 11 September until 22 September. An extensive Exhibition catalogue will accompany the exhibition.

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“These images are paintings\, paintings made to resemble collages. Printed\, pixilated\, highly mediated\, mass media i mages are translated into the medium of acrylic paint. I reckon I enjoy the “building blocks” nature of collage. It’s sort of like Dadaist lego.” – Asha Zero

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