Past exhibitions

Transition Collective present a new installation by Benedict Romain in one of five exhibition rooms @ SEVEN at Brixton 9th December – 6th January.

Benedict Romain employs classically stylised sculpture in bold contrasting contexts to create platforms for debate.

Untitled (Grampi)
Plaster, brush, canvas, emulsion

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‘Grampi’ is a moving investigation into the politics of drawing. It raises questions of the importance of each role in the process, here the drawing tool is as significant as the final canvas, and one is faced with the performative action of drawing itself.

The sculpted head holds great personal weight for the artist as a memento-mori; a portrait of his grandfather (also an artist), modeled from life just weeks before his death. The portrait remains face down on the ground, the drawing elevated onto the wall with Kant-esque reference to art history.

The object becomes both portrait and tool. The sculpted plaster bust tapers into a cone shaped ‘body’. Propped in its mouth is a paintbrush which has been dipped in thick, black ink. With each rotation the head spins, repeatedly marking the canvas. The canvas immortalizes the ephemeral drawing action. A hypnotic and powerful circle, the life cycle of the object, a history of its repetitive clockwork, alluding to our own transience. The third element is a film documenting the action from above giving the ticking of the ‘grandfather clock’.

Benedict Romain

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Transition Collective present a site specific art installation by Bruno Jamaica in one of five exhibition rooms @ SEVEN at Brixton, 4th November – 4th December.

Bruno Jamaica: Seven Islands

The Artist/Installation
Our featured artist Bruno Jamaica works predominantly with high impact installation art, focussing on socio-political themes. For the launch of SEVEN’s exhibition space, he has chosen to create seven suspended islands in celebration of what it is be human. These are islands of necessities, desires and motivations, exploring the concept of the city, travel, interaction and the individual.

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This is a time of transition.

The Venue
Located within Brixton Market, SEVEN at Brixton is a new bar in an old suitcase store. What makes SEVEN unique is that London-based Liam Brown and Jonny Rushton have maintained the distressed 1930′s features and are turning over the upstairs rooms of the bar to local artists to curate their own space.

Find us @ Unit 7, Market Row, SW9 8LB – just off Electric Lane, off Coldharbour Lane.

Photography by Lee Pitman

Transition Collective (formerly TheUnconsciousCollective) is a rapidly expanding family of experimentation, collaboration and innovation. Created in November 2011 by artist/curator Yvette Blackwood, the collective have already generated a good voice and a strong energy, encouraging interaction across a broad range of artistic practices by emerging artists whose work is thought provoking, both visually and/or conceptually.

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