After more than a year of work, Borondo is finally set to open his long-awaited “Animal” exhibition in London next month
Gonzalo Borondo, a 24-year old prolific muralist, has taken over East London walls for the past year with his signature style of combining two genres; classic portraiture and street art. In his upcoming exhibition ‘Animal’, the Spanish urban artist aims to explore the conflict between our innate animal instincts and our present lives, which are coated with the dependence of technology and our fear for the unknown.
The show will take place in Londonewcastle Project Space in Shoreditch, and will be open to visitors from the 5th to the 26th of February.
Borondo’s work is raw, powerful, poetic and evoking, inciting the public to pause and reflect on their own mortality—their memento mori—leaving all vanities and mass-media influenced notions behind. “The biggest part of my work [is to] try to reflect our dramatic nature. I use the universal body-language to show the issues of the human condition.” With this in mind, the artist will take us through eight thematic spaces that include video installations and painting animations in collaboration with Carmen Maín (Spain), and sculpture installations, created together with Edoardo Tresoldi (Italy) and Despina Charitonidi (Greece)..
To celebrate the upcoming opening of “Animal”, the Spanish artist and RexRomae will be releasing a limited edition screen-print entitled “Fake Paradise”.
The solo show is curated by Rom Levy, founder of RexRomae and co-curator Charlotte Dutoit from JustKids, and if you are in the market for a Borondo, the preview list can be requested at [email protected].
Continue reading for more images on this exciting exhibition and if you are in the area, the show will be opening on February 5th at 6PM @ RexRomae, 28 Redchurch Street, E2 7DP, London.
Pictures by Rom Levy, Julii and Aruelian