Literally obsessed with this installation by Manchester-based artist Ian Gonczarow who opened a two-day solo exhibition at Bond House Projects in London last weekend. This is the only reason that seeing gorgeous images of art shows on the internet sucks: if only I could be everywhere at once and see all the amazing things! His show "Mr. and Mirs. Andrews" opened last Saturday. From the press release: "Beginning with Thomas Gainsborough’s 1750 painting of Mr. and Mrs. Andrews, Gonczarow re-imagines and repurposes the pre-modern paradigm of class critique and the teleological implication of struggle embedded there. ... Gonczarow collages pre-modern and modernist paintings across this series to open up a dialogue between representations of power and painting genres. Samples of narrative painting Abstraction and Neo Geo interact simultaneously, as the artist melds direct copies from paintings greats such as de Kooning or Franz Kline. Collaged elements and devices of the Gainsborough work are also juxtaposed against loaded contemporary and historic pop culture references including trash TV shows from corresponding decades."
Very much worth your time to check out iangonczarow.co.uk for more information about the exhibition and further images of his work.