Jim Lambie’s work has strong references to punk, glam rock, and phychedelia. His art can be described as a kind of “pop alchemy”, that focuses on the power and energy of the objects that he uses, elevating them on a kind of metaphysical state.
Mirrors, gloves, hair-bands, as well as vinyl records are some of the items that form his sculptures. The final result often leads the viewer in psychedelic, anarchic ways of thinking, deformed idols and utopian landscapes.
In “Dubmental“, bamboo sticks – extensions from the finger tips of a leather glove, serve as a vehicle, through which, colour paint is poured onto the gallery floor creating a pool of intertwined colours.
In “Kebabylon“, he uses plastic hair bands, a purely female item, stuck together with tape, in order to create a randomly expanded web of different colours and textures of the same object.
In “Moog Make-up“, Mirrors of different shapes and sizes, are hanged on the wall side by side in random order, and are dressed with a material that reflects, when light hits it, the rainbow coloul spectrum, thus creating an illusionary environment, that refers to the 80’s discos.
In “Afro-disiac“, vinyl records, cut outs of model’s eyes from magazines and cheap waist belts are combined in order to create a psychedelic landscape with references to soul music.
All artwork has been created in Athens, on the occasion of Jim Lambie’s solo show at “The Breeder”. The exhibition is curated by Birgit Hoffmeister