‘My work is a heavy metal cocktail of male fantasies’ – Paul Wager at Dadiani Fine Art

‘I find myself at the interzone of painting and sculpture; my work is a heavy metal cocktail of male fantasies, obsessive and confrontational. It is a chemical haze of alternative sound and vision, religion and politics, conflict and war, tragedy and loss. A crucible of liquid observations and memories which stimulate my pending offering to the uncharted future of art.’ – Paul Wager

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P. Wager The Mask of Anarchy 2010-11 Water based paint 1200 x 1650 cm

Dadiani Fine Art presents Paul Wager: The Mask of Anarchy, an exhibition comprised of one sculpture and a series of 2D works by the artist, all epitomising his Constructivist, industrial and revolutionary roots.

An experienced and committed artist, Paul’s work has a seriousness and reality that is refreshing compared to today’s milieu. His work is definitively masculine and will appeal to those who want to see something truly unique, different and dare we say ballsy!

The 20 2D works on view use steel armatures and are entirely hand-made, giving viewers real insight into Paul’s legitimately hands-on approach. The work itself along with it’s construction boldly expresses the artist’s critical view of today’s status quo.

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White Room II, 2013, water based paint, 1200 x 1650 mm

To quote Professor Michael Sandle RA, ‘Paul Wager is one of the very few contemporary artists that I am able to wholeheartedly believe in. I very much admire his technical ability and I admire his commitment and perseverance in making sculpture that doesn’t toe the line of what is considered to be ‘mainstream.”

The Mask of Anarchy will give viewers a rare peek into non-sculptural work by the artist, although one of his impressive sculptures, ‘Radix Malorum Est Cupiditas,’ will be on show as well.

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Radix Malorum Est Cupiditas, Dadiani Fine Art. Image courtesy of Peter Searle, 2016

 

– India Irving

Paul Wager: The Mask of Anarchy I is on view from 15th April through 21st May at Dadiani Fine Art; Private View: Thursday 14th April 7PM-9PM; 30 Cork Street, London, W1S 3NG; Open Monday – Friday 11AM-6PM (Saturday by appointement; Admission :FREE

 

 

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