Lot 41 - K Blick - Dinosaur's Playground IV - Series: Prometheus Stole the Fire from Zeus and Gave it to Animals and not Humans
Watercolour on Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Through the lens of contemporary society, I draw connections between the present and the past, creating new narratives that reconsider the myths and histories that we often take for granted. My practice explores allegories and mythologies centred around the trajectory of human existence to animals and nature, which are reinterpreted in playful and imaginative ways by the Baroque form.
I also I research metaphorically express distortion, discontinuity, and dynamic movement, contrast as I create new paradoxical allegories formed by the Baroque period through Portuguese Baroque tiles since 2019.
MA in fine art at Central Saint Martins, UAL
2023 Upcoming Solo Show, Kovet.Art, Cromwell Place, London, UK
2022 Under the Same Sky, Riana Raouna Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
2021 Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London, UK
Our Home, This Mortal Coil, Ione and Mann gallery, Cromwell Place, London, UK
Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize, Shortlisted Artist Group Exhibition, Ashurst, London, UK
The Era of Change, Virtual Show, The Visionary Projects, New York, US
The Art Vault, Virtual Show, Kovet.Art Gallery, UK
2020 Moving Fast Moving Closer, London Grads Now, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Laughing Clinic, Tate Exchange, Duo Performance, Tate Modern, UK
2019 Tate Mammals, Tate Exchange, Featured Group Installation, Tate Modern, UK
2021 Shortlisted, Artists' Collecting Society Studio Prize
Shortlisted, Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize
2020 Featured, Hopper Prize
Shortlisted, Artists' Collecting Society Studio Prize
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Prometheus Stole the Fire from Zeus and gave it to Animals and not Humans
This series of works is a paradoxical allegory about Prometheus, who stole the fire from Zeus but had given it to animals rather than humans. In this make-believe narrative, I sought to raise various questions around human existence and the objectivity of mythology underpinned by philosophy. How humans able to reign the world? What allowed humans to think strategically? Why are humans different from animals? Could our difference be attributed to the ‘Fire’? How would the world be different if Prometheus gave dinosaurs the ‘Fire’ instead? Prometheus created humans by making them out of clay in the Greek mythology, but in my stories, my paintings; Prometheus is making dinosaurs from clay.
The compositions of these works are informed by Baroque elements, including its diagonal structure that is not parallel to a discontinuity, distortion and the dynamic contrast of colours.
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