Diann Bauer's ambitious new installation at Paradise Row, London, shows her ability and aptitude for bringing dynamic ideas to fruition. Moving away from her Japanese inspired work, she has tested herself in working within two new parameters; stylistically and chosen media.
The creation of her concave and convex walls dominates and intrudes upon the gallery space. The black Perspex creates a black painting, acting as referent and object simultaneously and the multiplicity of information interspersed with cartoonish interjections and jutting architectural forms brake up the voluptuous figures. Necrotroph-optopolis forges the inspiration of the Italian Renaissance with architectural theorists such as Lebbeus Woods to create an all-encompassing experience of drawing, painting, and sculpture.
Necrotroph-optopolis at Paradise Row until 17 November 2007