Lost For Words’ opening at the StolenSpace Gallery on the 19th March will showcase new works by artist Word To Mother. This much anticipated solo show, his third at StolenSpace, will feature paintings in mixed media on wood, canvas, found objects and installation pieces. This show will also see the release of limited edition wooden boxes hand made by the artist. (contents to be revealed at a later date)
This new collection of work sees WTM delve deeper into his obsession with nature and the hand made. Suggestions of nostalgic sign writing and unmistakable WTM figures feature within a salvaged environment where they appear to have existed for years. The introduction of lonely astronaut characters immersed in clouds encourages the viewer to ‘Keep their head in the clouds’ as WTM says, embodying the feeling of retaining individuality and staying true to oneself instead of conforming to a plastic lifestyle. The show title, ‘Lost for Words’ sees WTM’s love of wordplay and suggests that all the lost and discarded objects that have been used, made their way especially to him. In this new work there is a definite feeling of nostalgia, times of when we dreamt of what we could be rather than what we should be.
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