Diverse Elements is a new exhibition showcasing new work by Kai & Sunny and Leif Podhajsky at London’s Pertwee Anderson & Gold – the name highlighting the two artist’s very individual approaches to a common theme. The artists also share a common background; crossing platforms in their artistic practice, both have created art for fashion, advertising, print and music – and, it seems that the further their work develops, the harder it is to label or bind it in terms of creativity.
Kai & Sunny have been developing their monotone works for a few years now, every time I see a new set of prints – with their fine formality and the ‘wild-inspired’ lines across the paper – I smile. Wonderfully subtle yet impressively bold, Kai & Sunny’s style is brilliantly unique, and you’ll be in no doubt that we’re all pretty big fans here at We Heart. With Leif Podhajsky, there too is a sense of connectivity with nature and how we see things. His use of colour and mixed-media makes for exciting viewing set in the back of the beautiful gallery. Hung on glossy black walls and lightly lit, the colourful components in his works (and this could be the wine talking) almost move. There is some optic-trickery afoot I’m sure!
Kai & Sunny and Leif Podhajsky’s works sit exceptionally well within the gallery, and I particularly liked how dark the interiors were. There’s something rather wrong with white walls, something sterile and impersonal, which would not have worked for this thoroughly captivating exhibition. There were a lot of oohs and ahhs permeating the rammed private view, the work is simply beautiful, so go see it before 6th April.