“VIDAS INERTES (INERT LIVES)”
27 June – 26 July 2014
The Underdogs Gallery is proud to announce the first solo show by Spanish artist Okuda in Lisbon, Portugal.
The exhibition will also be accompanied by the release of an exclusive, limited edition work and the production of a large-scale intervention in Lisbon.
Inert Lives is a voyage to a symbolic universe of dualities, impossibilities, contrasts and contradictions, where American-flavoured capitalist development grapples with the fragility of the natural environment, where human beings are made of skin and brick and hide the loss of their individual identity behind symbols and masks, where animals and people become entwined in a visual production where the absurd sinks its roots in the construction of the artificial.
Common to this quest of Okuda's is a distinct visual language based on multicoloured geometric patterns, organic forms, anthropomorphic figures and grey anonymous bodies that offer a critical yet engaged reflection on crucial contemporary subjects such as the human condition, the meaning of life and the false freedom of capitalism, highlighting the contradictions between modernity and our roots.
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