The street artist has met the fine artist with the walls of the gallery entirely covered with some of his trademark work. It’s an impressive feat, every inch is covered and that’s just the background to the show. The real focus is the story of G, or, as the artist is Italian the ‘Parabola di G’.
Parabola di G
That story is told via a series of framed sketches following the gallery walls around in a journey which tells the story of the protagonist G as he works through a series of adventures and pretty much saves the World. Imagine a comic book with it’s pages distributed around the walls of the gallery there is a narrative but you’ll probably make your own interpretation in terms of what it is.
Luckily the gallery helps us to interpret the story a little bit so here it is. “G embarks on an odyssey that carries him through deserts, islands, seas and mountains, meeting mythical creatures and fantastical characters. At the beginning of his journey, G discovers the hat (yes hat) of his imagination, allowing him to change form and shape at will. He realises he has a purpose, though he has not yet found what it is. 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.”
Bufarini of course is probably better known to those following the street art scene as RUN. His work has been a staple of the London art scene for a number of years now as he developed his recognisable street style. Originally painting murals in the likes of Bologna and Florence his work can be found all over the World. We’ve covered his work quite a bit here on Inspiring City with articles on his street art in Clapton, painting the giant village underground wall and most recently when he took over the rotunda at the Museum of London.
Partnering with the Howard Griffin Gallery he has taken the next step of his artistic evolution. The gallery which has gained a bit of a reputation in terms of it’s immersive experiences has already hosted hugely successful shows from the likes of John Dolan, Thierry Noir and Phlegm and by the looks of it this is going to be no exception.
‘Parabola di G’ by Giacomo Bufarini at the Howard Griffin Gallery was visited on Sunday 29 November 2014. The show officially runs until 21 December 2014 although keep an eye out on the website for extensions.