You may still be wondering what Post-Graffiti is, since the term has appeared as early as the 1980s and yet, graffiti persevered decades afterward and is just as vital today as it ever has been. Perhaps we’re being too literal.
The Speerstra Gallery says in their new press release that “Seven’s characters have taken over the walls of Paris. Accompanied by a text calling out to passers-by, Seven’s figures are the voice of the oppressed whose lives have been turned upside down by horror, whether they are from Africa, Syria, Ukraine or elsewhere.”
At times illustrative, figurative, you can see forms congregating, laying down in a group, rising from the group. The scenes bring to mind those chased by war, now reduced to a number, simplified to a logo of human. It reflects these people as much as our desensitized approach to others in need. To address the complexity of the masses, Seven appears to be stripping away to the most elemental, looking to evoke a storyline with his characters. With “Borders”, he is on his way.
Exhibition and artists reception: Saturday 14 MAY at 2:00 pm
SPEERSTRA GALLERY / PARIS / FRANCE
24 rue Saint Claude