5 - 17 May 2011, Tuesday – Sunday 12-6pm
Private View: 5 May, 7-9pm
Faircharm Trading Estate
SE8 3DX London
Modern Cave Man is part of Young Polish Art, project initiated by Deconstruction Project in 2010.
Deconstruction Poject is pleased to present Modern Cave Man, Joanna Nowek first UK Solo Show at Hatch Space, London
In 2009 Nowek transformed a squat in Bethnal Green to capture the impressions of a primitive life within the modern city. With flat interior elements of wall decorations, the artist shows the effortless simplicity of being able to survive in the exemplified London metropolis.
Photographic assemblages set in dilapidated interiors that capture various aspects of the notion of the primitive within the modern. Nowek lucidly reveals that a framework of routines dating back to our primal origins continues to guide the way we live today.
The execution of the photographs draws on the visual language of classic 17th century artists including Vermeer and Snyders. Using the latest digital technology Nowek captures how we interact with our environment using patterns carved in our minds before the dawn of history: the daily life of a caveman in a twenty first century city. A human trapped in a modern cave...
Since 2002 Nowek has exhibited in Poland, Spain, Cyprus, Denmark and Italy.
Her series Caravaggio (2004) and Sleeping Beauty (2006/2007) are part of the Lower Silesian Zacheta Fine Art Academy Collection in Wroclaw.
Joanna Nowek lives and works in London.
For more information about Joanna Nowek please visit: Joanna Nowek
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