The exhibition explores works that merge mass media imagery and non-traditional materials with fine art production. Warhol’s Ads portfolio, in particular, transforms everyday advertisements into colourful works of art, each with a distinct identity.
Warhol’s integration of high and low culture juxtaposes unlikely logos and faces to create a unique social narrative.
These ideas are revisited in Russell Young’s work, who weaves media images into his continuing exploration of the fragile nature of celebrity and its impact on both society at large and our own internal psyche. In a new body of work, Pedro Paricio has recreated his signature geometric kaleidoscopic colours in sculptures that explore the fascinating space between science and art.