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Parabola di G: Installation by Giacomo Bufarini a.k.a. RUN at Howard Griffin Gallery, London

Italian artist, RUN sends us his latest work from London to share with us his special solo exhibition and book titled, ‘Parabola di G’.  This show marks his move from painting murals to becoming a studio artist, as he exhibits for the first time by his real name, Giacomo Bufarini.  His show, ‘Parabola di G’ follows the journey of a semi-fictional character, G, as he falls through levels of reality into a dreamscape. The exhibition presents a unique opportunity to see the original drawings of the book presented within an immersive gallery wide installation. Visitors to the exhibition fall into a story within a story, stepping into the unfolding pages of the book as they walk around the space.

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The exhibition explores ideas of imagination and creativity through a charged story applicable to modern life, employing a host of metaphorical characters in highly imaginative and often surreal scenes.

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“Parabola di G does not presume to teach anything, but to introduce a new world through a book. A simple story with emotions and details that tell a fact or some facts or some  truth. The story was inspired by the consequences of events that really hits the artist’s life, analogies that might have similarity in the experience of G and in yours.” -RUN

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Check out the video interview of the show just released by the artist and if you’re in London, check out this show which has been extended until mid-January:

parabola Di G from Gecko Films on Vimeo.

Photo Credit: Unusual Image London
Video: Gecko Films 

 

About the Artist RUN:

A London based Italian artist, Bufarini began painting murals on abandoned walls in Bologna and Florence in the 1990s under the pseudonym ‘RUN’. Working as RUN within the Italian underground scene, Bufarini and his fellow collaborators catalysed the European street art movement and began to affect a modern renaissance in muralism across the continent.  RUN became a street art legend as Bufarini proliferated his unique and highly recognisable style internationally and today his expansive public works can be found adorning street corners from China to Senegal.  Bufarini’s murals reveal levels of detail and complexity through vivid renderings of interlocking hands and faces in bright, arresting colours. Inspired by his travels around the world, Bufarini is interested in anthropology and the human form, integrating images and symbols from different cultures into his work. Based in London since 2007, he now balances his street works with a studio practice that draws out a deeper and more subtle side to his work.

Bufarini works in a range of mediums and techniques, including wooden sculptural forms, printing, etching, drawing and monotyping on wood, canvas and paper. His illustrative style depicts a world of fantastical characters and settings from which his large scale street works derive.