Distorted Reality - London debut of street artist Alaniz

DISTORTED REALITY will be an intimate exploration of culture and humanity. It is the personal research of a traveller. Discovering the human nature, society and the world - it will question our concept of reality and try to explore what influences it.

From the moment we are born, we are constantly learning and remembering things we see and hear. We are sent to school, where the educational systems are based on archaic archetypes set up by ancient and outdated intuitions. This information we receive is what defines our concept of reality. Education is the first, it is there to lay down the foundations and then as grow older religion, politics and the media come into play – altering the population’s vision of life.

The term 'reality distortion field' (RDF) was used by Bud Tribble in 1981 to describe Steve Job's charisma and the effects it had on his employees. A mixture of charm, charisma, bravado, marketing and persistence, he had the ability to convince others and even himself to believe almost anything. This ingenious recipe is used by many people of power with politians being the prime example.

It is through our own life experiences that we can begin to understand the real world we live in, and try to dissociate between what is told to be true, and what in reality is the truth. Unfortunately, more often than not, instead of finding the answers for ourselves we choose to buy them from our closest reality dealer without even questioning the source of this packaged view of the world.

Many of these concepts of existence, manipulated by systems of power, are no more than old paradigms of what life is thought to be. But over time as the truth manifests and the collective conscious becomes aware, we begin to observe the actual situation of our planet, and can try to comprehend the perishable nature of these ancient conceptions.

In this exhibition Alaniz paints his distorted vision of our reality, based on his experience collected during his journey through different lands and cultures. He uses mostly his own photographs as reference for his paintings, extracting certain parts of information from the original and producing a rearranged version of them. His intention is not the aim of manipulation but to reflect on the personal state of humanity as one single entity.

Exhibition opens 14th September 2016.
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Location: 1963 gallery space, 129a Kingsland High Street, E8 2PB.


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