Shangri La-La

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Fade Away, 2004 Oil On Canvas © Courtesy of the Artist and Faggionato Fine Art
Shangri La-La

49 Albemarle Street
London W1S 4JR
United Kingdom
September 15th, 2010 - October 8th, 2010

+ 44 20 74 09 79 79
Mon-Fri 10-5:30; Sat 10-4


Faggionato Fine Arts is delighted to present Shangri-La-La, an incursion into fantasy as it conceives the external world.

Six painters offer up contrasting versions of an interior exterior, the architecture and landscapes of a wandering mind. Desire and fear create disturbance, distortion and hallucination as they trace through the structures and surfaces of a plural world.

The passage of time and light are documented in ephemeral abstraction by Spencer Finch, relocating the grand phenomena of Rouen into a claustrophobic interior.

Enoc Perez suffuses the extraterrestrial form of LAX airport with light in paranoid hues, while Stefan Kurten’s suburban garden lies abandoned in a shimmering evening haze; in both works, the familiar and mundane are unsettled by alienating undertones. In contrast, Auer’s delirious tropical swamp is oddly familiar for its luridly childlike vision.

Herve Ingrand’s vertiginous construction of abstract and solid forms topples through several planes, playing with shifts in depth and perspective to create a sense of monolithic presence in an implausible space. Against the background of an equally unlikely skyline, Jenny Scobel’s solemn figure gazes flatly out from the rubbed wax surface, the sole occupant of all the terrains.