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Tools for Living, Nikolas Gambaroff

dizzying exploration into the overwhelming world of mass-media...

Tools for Living, Nikolas Gambaroff
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Tools for Living is a visually powerful examination of painting, consumerism, mass-production and modern culture; the artist toying with the language of mass-media to dizzying and dazzling effect...

Those who revel in the visually chaotic aftermath of months, sometimes years, of successive flyposting – and the subsequent successive peeling away of said flyposting – are in for a treat at New York-based German artist Nikolas Gambaroff’s latest exhibition. His first solo show in Los Angeles (at the city’s Overduin and Kite gallery), Tools for Living is a visually powerful examination of painting, consumerism, mass-production and modern culture; the artist toying with the language of mass-media to dizzying and dazzling effect.

Half-inching a painted wall with the word UNITED, from Japanese artist Ei Arakawa’s previous show at the gallery, Gambaroff mirrors it with his own free-standing wall, punctuated with the word UNEDIT. Adorning both with a series of similar works, that echo Warhol’s Factory process, the space affords its viewers changing perspectives of Gambaroff’s layered works. Adding layers of confusion to familiar newsprints, posters and advertisements – Tools for Living is a beautifully crafted look at the overwhelming repetition of marketing and messaging.

Tools for Living, Nikolas Gambaroff
Tools for Living, Nikolas Gambaroff
Tools for Living, Nikolas Gambaroff
Tools for Living, Nikolas Gambaroff
Tools for Living, Nikolas Gambaroff
Tools for Living, Nikolas Gambaroff
Tools for Living, Nikolas Gambaroff
Tools for Living, Nikolas Gambaroff
Tools for Living, Nikolas Gambaroff
Tools for Living, Nikolas Gambaroff
Tools for Living, Nikolas Gambaroff

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