Inspired by the controversial painting of Gustave Courbet titled “The Origin of the World”, UK based visual artist Aleksandar Basic creates a modern version of the 1866 painting in a series of mix-media drawings which will be exhibited in London at the Paul McPherson gallery this October. Experimenting with unconventional materials like human hair, spray paint and inspired by the semi abstract painting style of Paul Cézanne, this collection promises a contemporary exploration of eroticism. The collection brings in the spotlight the controversy of the original painting and is a realistic representation of the female character, in a combination of lines, forms, color, light and different materials.
“The Origin of the World – Drawings Exhibition” is still under progress, and it will run from 5th October until 17th October at Paul McPherson gallery. Exhibition will be open from Monday to Friday 12-5pm, Saturday 10am-2.30pm. Paul McPherson Gallery, 77 Lassell Street, Greenwich, London, SE10 9PJ
Photos are courtesy of Aleksandar Basic