“Deifik” was primarily a collection of paintings exploring life and death. Bold animal skulls were used as homes for birds and bees. There is a definite shift towards nature and realism in his recent works which balances beautifully with the gestural and spontaneous elements that must be inspired by his background as a street artist.
The series was solid and worth examining in the flesh. It was let down only by a replicated print framed on display metres from the original. Having said that, the print series was getting a lot of “sold” dots – who are we to judge? Talented artists like Apeseven deserve cash, and if art lovers won’t drop $1500 on an original, then a print is a brilliant compromise.
Usual Tate rules apply – 1 night only – so you’ve missed it.