Definitely these delicate white butterflies caught my eye this morning when I was walking past Rebecca Hossack’s Gallery laiden with my groceries. Their reception do is on this evening, and I think it’d be well worth checking out if you can make it. It starts at 6.30pm and Maria Clemen the artist will be there to answer all the questions you can think of!
Bio of the artist for those that are interested in finding out more about her!
Maria Clemen was born in Sweden, raised in Denmark, and now lives and works in London. Her work is strongly influenced by her Scandinavian roots with its emphasis on contemporary design. Her multi-layered collage and assemblages charm, disturb and surprise viewers by sugar-coating darker issues with an almost childlike simplicity. How the West Was Won is one of a series of gun pieces which reference money and the financing of war. These works also relate to movie titles, raising issues about the glamorization of weaponry, and our desensitization to war. Through her use of papier mache Maria sculpts guns and decorates them with currency, thereby presenting a typically masculine, aggressive and menacing object, which she beautifies, rendering it more feminine, acceptable and insidiously alluring. Maria Clemen is a member of Deptford Arts Network (DAN), and is represented by Rebecca Hossack Gallery in central London.