The Nature of Our Presence
Posted: 04 March 2015
Ricky Lee Gordon will be having his first solo exhibition, hosted by Worldart Gallery. Making use of collage, abstraction and fragmentation, he has created a thought-provoking yet beautifully composed body of work that explores the relationship between human and nature. 'This body of work acts like a mirror; reflecting, fragmenting and distorting on the existence of man in nature and exploring the presence of nature. We map things out and then create our own perception, often distorting that perception,' says Ricky. Ricky is well known for his large-scale murals that can be seen in cities all over the world, from Cape Town to Istanbul and Atlanta, he paints under the pseudonym Freddy Sam. His murals focus on bringing to light relevant social issues, exploring the nature of man in present society, in history and in nature. His achievements in public art have made it on CNN, Mail & Guardian's '200 young people in SA who make a difference' and National Geographic's list of ‘11 street art greats’ alongside the likes of Banksy. The Nature of Our Presence opens at Worldart (54 Church Street) on the 5th of March which falls on the First Thursday gallery night. The exhibition runs until March 27. Learn more about the artist at freddysam.com For more information about the exhibition contact Charl Bezuidenhout on 021 423 3075 or visit www.worldart.co.za.