Dorothy Circus Gallery London is proud to present Mirrored Souls, the first European solo show dedicated to Thai artist Bobby Leash. The exhibition will open on the 10th of October 2020 at our London premises, located at 35 Connaught Street, and it will be on view by appointment only until the 10th of November 2020.
During the event, the last chapter of our 2020 program Mirrored Souls: The Year of Love, the artist will exhibit an original collection of 8 paintings, offering the public a further and conclusive reflection on Love and similar emotions, conveyed through the extraordinary aesthetic power and technique of his artworks.
What challenges are you willing to face to find your soulmate? In our contemporary society, becoming increasingly technological and individualistic, the artist questions the necessary difficulties and confrontations to meet - or simply recognise - an akin spirit that could bring balance and joy to our lives. In this introspective journey of fluid shapes and strong feelings, Leash talks about love, reestablishing a connection with such emotion, and characterising it with Anime and Manga-inspired Japanese iconography that makes its visual representation on canvas truly strong, quivering, and sometimes painful like only genuine relationships can be.
It results in a synthesis of un-lost love, difficult to maintain, in a never-ending tension between souls that are equally guided by an intimate desire of life and rebirth, causing them to project their traumas into their relationships, in the passing hope of a joyful ending.
Unlike the nature of romantic relationships regarding a partner, the artist honestly portrays the emotional battle within a relationship with a family member or a friend, in a duel of souls that meet and repel, loves and rejects. They build their relationships with tender ingenuity; an eternal childish hope to be loved even when facing the realisation that, no matter how hard one tries, our needs cannot always met by others; as there will always be obstacles to overcome and sacrifices to make.
However, faith prevailing, the title of the exhibition itself, Mirrored Souls, conveys a message of hope and expectation from the artist:
Destiny will try to tear them apart but their determination to be together will protect them like an armour against overwhelming events. Or at least, if it has to end this way, they will surrender together instead of giving up to an empty, solitary, terrible death.
This is Leash's commentary on the protagonists of his works, whose style, influenced by the imaginary of '90s and early '00s Mangas, brings us back to the liquid technique of James Jean's artworks, surprising us for his ability to translate on canvas the tridimensionality and fluidity of virtual reality in video games.
Bobby Leash has been exhibiting worldwide since 2017 and has been published on leading art magazines, such as Juxtapoz. He will display his work for the first time in Great Britain at the Dorothy Circus Gallery in London.