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Big White Wall Project: Mateo Gabayet

Event date
6 January 2020 - 4 March 2020
Status
Open
Big White Wall Project: Mateo Gabayet

Private view: Thursday 23 January 2020, 6:30-8:30pm

To attend, please RSVP to: vip.ual@arts.ac.uk


Exhibition of site-specific wall painting by Mateo Gabayet, first year student, BA Fine Art: Painting at Camberwell.


Completely covering a large 2.7x2.3m wall space in Camberwell College of Arts’s reception area, this new work is composed of prints made using more than 150 stencil designs and a diverse and vibrant colour palette.


Multiple layers of overlapping shapes create confusion and intrigue, aiming to seduce passers-by and invite them to make sense of what they are seeing. This piece offers a different experience with each viewing.


With the primarily geometrical patterns suggestive of the artist’s Mexican origin and sourced from pre-Hispanic civilizations, Gabayet’s practice is influenced by the Mexican muralist movement along with his street art practice developed in Paris. 


Taking inspiration from electronic music and techno, Gabayet’s work depicts a kind of visual rhythm with repetition and looping shapes. These circular patterns are a visual abstraction of a relatively new musical movement, with a visual language which appeals to a human primal instinct. 


The Big White Walls Project is sponsored by Liquitex and Cass Art.


Image by Mateo Gabayet

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Big White Wall Project: Mateo Gabayet

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  • 6 January 2020 - 4 March 2020
  • Location: College reception, Camberwell College of Arts

Exhibition of site-specific wall painting by Mateo Gabayet, first year student, BA Fine Art: Painting at Camberwell.