In a few hours, London-based artist Word To Mother will be opening his new solo show entitled ‘Too Blessed to Be Stressed’ at London’s StolenSpace and we had the pleasure to stop by prior to the opening to bring you this review.
‘Too Blessed to Be Stressed’ is the artist first solo show in London since 2011, this one is not to be missed! For this show, there is a selection of more minimal figurative pieces, both on wood and antique paper and works on paper. “I wanted to express a positivity and appreciation for everything we have, rather than comparing ourselves and our lives to anyone else’s. The glorification of instant celebrity status, vacuous reality television and narcissistic Instagram accounts are contributing to an ever growing Comparison-Culture in which people are more concerned with what they don’t have than what they have already been blessed with.”
Word To Mother also painted a large shutter this weekend down in Brixton reading ‘Blessed’ ahead of his show.
Word To Mother charity raffle!
50 tickets are still available from the gallery with 100% of proceeds going to Eastside Educational Trust. The Prize is an original framed drawing by Word To Mother and the raffle will be drawn at the end of the show. “With the concept of my new show in mind I wanted to give people the opportunity to own an original piece of artwork for an affordable price whilst also putting something back into the creative community and area that has inspired this body of work so I have chosen to raffle off an original framed drawing, with all proceeds going to Eastside Educational Trust.“
The show runs until 2nd November at StolenSpace. Continue reading for a selection of images and check back with us for more updates on WTM.
Pics by Julie