DEIFIK – Apeseven @ The Tate

DEIFIK – Apeseven @ The Tate

It’s been a while but we’re still on the prowl for art. So when we saw that George Hambov – also know as Apeseven – was having a show at The TATE we couldn’t resist.

“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.

Written by STROBED. 4.5 out of 5


  1. Carlyn Pettinato

    Hmm it seems like your blog ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.

  2. Jane O

    Awesome show! I love The Tate and it’s many exhibitions, but I always seem to miss them! Thanks Strobed.

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