If vibrant colour and wacky photography is your jam, then Hoxton 253’s Absolutely Augmented Reality has to be top of your list. Oozing with high-energy whimsical images, the exhibition is pure indulgence for the senses after a long year of grey. In a nutshell, it’s the stuff that dreams are made of so get ready for an eye-opening trip into the psyche.
New York-based international artist duo Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song have done a stellar job of transforming the space into a super-charged, immersive and sensory experience, presenting their photographs of dreamy pop art worlds and alluring portraiture. The result? A series of seriously remarkable, sometimes absurd, fantasy scenes with a fun, nonconformist spirit – we’re talking theatrical scenes such as getting swallowed by a cloud, a bicycle riding up a wall and butt nipples.
As well as the hybrid creatures, quirky motifs and canonical postures, the artists showcase their own inversions of iconic art references including Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Rene Magritte, Wilhelm Shenrok, Tom Wesselmann, Fernando Botero and Yayoi Kusama. At times it’s hard to remember that these are in fact photographs, and for that alone, we applaud Kuzma and Ajuan. Go and check it out.
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Until Sun 27th June 2021
253 Hoxton Street, London, N1 5LG