"The painting, titled Simian Soirée is a commentary on the themes of excessive privilege, wealth, and social injustice. Inspired by the famous photo of the Bullingdon Club, a poignant metaphor, shedding light on the disparities and moral implications associated with privilege and its consequences.
The Bullingdon Club, known for its elitist membership and extravagant gatherings, symbolizes the epitome of privilege and wealth. By substituting their heads with monkey heads, I’ve tried to evoke the notion of animalistic behavior and a sense of wild abandon that can often accompany unchecked power and unearned entitlement. The juxtaposition of human bodies with monkey heads urges viewers to reflect on the parallels between animalistic instincts and the actions of those in positions of immense privilege."
“What’s the point of being a genius if you can’t share that with everyone, even the buggers who don’t like you? Life’s too short for nonsense. We are here for a good time not a long time”
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Mason Storm - Theft From Above
17 June - 23 July 2021
Theft From Above: a homage, a poking of the Hornets’ nest, an honest exploration of authorship and inspiration or outright daylight robbery? Given Mason’s past history with urban arts other man of mystery, the similarities and motifs in this new body of work are less than subtle. Indeed they are glaringly obvious and are bound to illicit howls of derision and cries of ‘rip off’ and opportunist.