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The London Project
17 Riding House Street
London W1W 7DS
United Kingdom


January 16th, 2013 - February 23rd, 2013
 
BT TOWER, Oskar LaffontOskar Laffont, BT TOWER,
2012, Ink and pencil on paper , 32.5 x 21 cm
© Courtesy of the Artist and Fred [London] LTD
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Oskar Laffont’s idiosyncratic drawings show London at a time when Mankind no longer exists, and the city has been reclaimed by nature. It is both beautiful and menacing.

Animals are everywhere, and they have taken control. They mimic our own behavioural traits. Laffont says that we have a need to give meaning to the behaviour of animals by making reference to our own.

Graphic novels are important to this series. But they are also inspired by the work of Hogarth and Goya. It is, he says, an ode to London, and a warning that our highly valued culture is doomed. Contemporary society and its history, and the problems we have with it, are meaningless when met with a greater force.

Oskar Laffont is a Mexican artist and filmmaker. He graduated with a Masters from the London Film School. He is the Writer/Director of the forthcoming feature film, "Heaven Come Dawn/Ciela Abajo", which stars Brendan Gleeson, Carmen Salinas and Manuel Ojeda. He was the youngest director to be introduced to the Guild of Great Britain (2009). He was the Co-founder and Director of Khoda 11:11 Productions A.C. in Mexico (2013).

He lives and works in London.

The drawings in the exhibition were produced in the summer of 2012 by Oskar Laffont, as Artist in Residence at the Ten Bells of Spitalfields.


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