Allouche Gallery presents There’s More Upstairs, a new ‘pop up’ show in Paris by British artist Paul Insect. This show follows themes from his last Reflective Minds exhibition in New York, where the work questioned genuineness in ourselves. With technology and people’s dreams moving at an ever-faster speed, our desire to reach further than what we already know and to find answers moves even more quickly. We can’t wait for the future anymore; we desire to make it happen now. But we create hidden characters, masking ourselves away from the real questions: who are we and what is our purpose? With bold colours and detailed expressions Paul tries to look both behind and in front of all the noise.
Paul Insect, 1971, a London based contemporary artist is known for his bold colourful paintings, mixed media works and puppetry. He works with various forms of media, from bronze sculptures, film works, outdoor installations, to placing or painting art on the streets. Paul has had shows in various cities around the world from LA, San Francisco, London, New York & Palestine to name a few. In the early 2000s Insect became known for his witty street work, and bold graphic screen prints which quickly moved into the gallery setting. His first solo show, Bullion, in 2007, is now part of Hirst’s ‘Murderme’ collection. With surreal and dark Dadaist undertones, Paul challenges the viewer to question on which side of the reflective mirror they live.
Paul Insect There’s More Upstairs May 30th – June 10th 123 Rue Turenne 75003 Paris 11am – 6pm allouchegallery.com