The Seven Deadly Sins | solo exhibition at KH5 Gallery
Julia Murakami‘s work series can be seen as a visual exploration into a lost and forgotten time. Seemingly frozen in a single moment either in stage-like settings or as a cosmos of odd creatures, the works showcase voyeuristic insights into a world anchored in the psyche. Hidden references among the works (such as the white poodle from the OUAT series, which reappears as a motif in Forgotten Memories Of The Joyous Circus), are playfully intertwined “cameo appearances“ of the protagonists, which combine Murakami‘s works into a coherent oeuvre.
In her photographs she portraits herself as the denizens of this forgotten place – whimsical hybrid creatures with animal heads and human bodies – in an intimate way. Here a reference to the Greek myths, there the search for the bygone: memory, longing, dream, loss.
With her characteristic subtlety, Julia Murakami confronts the phantasmagoric with the real world with a charming implicitness and thus creates visual flashbacks which simultaneously evoke alienation and familiarity.
The Berlin Series – The Seven Deadly Sins, 7 July – 21 July 2017
7 July 2017, 7 – 10 pm
Wednesday – Friday, 5 pm – 7 pm and by appointment