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Perspective on the Human Condition Exhibition

Menier Gallery
Event organized by Menier Gallery

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'Perspective on the Human Condition' explores the inter-relationship of environment, state of mind and the spectrum of emotional responses.

Artist Arnolds Andersons explains;

“This series of paintings are mostly monotone figurative scenes that have a glimpse of the brutal reality of mortal existence. Each subject reflects a modern decedent lifestyle where reality differs to the surface and the ambience of the environment is interjected by an underlying melancholy.

The inspiration for the exhibition draws on my formative years growing up in Latvia where fleeting moments of extravagance and opulence were rapidly replaced with feelings of loss and betrayal. Consequently, my art reflects my own inner conflict; whilst I have an appreciation of beauty and perfection, my work is often tainted with cynicism and darkness.

I have a fascination with exploring the temporal and believe that all materials have an uncontrollable cycle from creation, growth and maturity through to decay, decline and mortality. At every stage, there is beauty. It just has to be seen"