Five minutes walk from London Bridge station, between The Shard and The White Cube, U.D.A.G is host to some of the most contemporary art and design shows in South East London. Dealing in contemporary fine art, urban street art, sculpture and outsider art. We pride ourselves on representing the best established and emerging artists in London and beyond. We stock a wide range of limited edition prints and have a selection of original art pieces to suite most tastes and styles.
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I am inspired by different interiors and locations from the past juxtaposed with elements of the present. To me these old spaces express a specific sort of mindset. Like the old interiors I feel that human beings are old organisms that are not effective and adaptable to the change of time. We are not iPhones. We remember all kinds of irrational and emotional stuff which make us suddenly stop and wonder, think, dream, memorize …
“Memory alone claims to itself the right to recall excerpts, to ignore transitions, and to represent it to us rather as a series of dreams than the dream itself.”
We are attracted to odd unpredictable weird things and that this seems to prevent us from being effective and reaching out for what we desire, however I think this actually opens up for unique possibilities. The unpredictiveness of our nature makes us creative and combines things that rational logic would not allow. To me these old interiors express a linear and chronological logic. I In my paintings this old logic clashes with the contemporary human world which offers a different logic.
You can be present in various places very fast also because of the Internet. This way speed becomes interesting, because it affects our notion of time. Milan Kundera discusses this in his novel ‘ L’ignorance’. He poses the question if there is a connection between speed and our abillity to memorize? If a person takes a walk and suddenly wants to remember something - he automatically slows down his pace … and perhaps even stops. Maybe the high speed in which we can orientate ourselves in space and time today makes us ignore the more important issues such as the notion of sudden memory. Instead of focusing on the fastest way to learn what is breaking news, we could try to see the past as an active resource in creating new ideas instead of blocking it out. My interiors are mental spaces challenged by contemporary turbulence – like a ghost in the machine.
Anders Moseholm 2015