Ordinary Bodies, Ordinary Bones
“How strange that as I’m dying, you’re calmly alive.”
Taijun Takeda, The Outcast Generation
Anima-Mundi is delighted to present an ambitious solo exhibition of painting and sculpture by British artist, Andrew Litten (born 1970). Ordinary Bodies, Ordinary Bones, includes large-scale, gestural and impasto, oil painting shown alongside energetic works on paper and a handful of raw sculptural works, all made over the past three years. Each work emphatically casts light on the artists intense and introspective fascination with the universal mundanity and complexity of everyday existence acknowledging that life is made up of a paradoxical combination of deeply meaningful and utterly insignificant happenings and states of being. Themes such as isolation, addiction, love, sex, paranoia, empathy, fear and death are all visited and shared. Ordinary Bodies, Ordinary Bones is an exhibition full of tales, each challenging yet compelling, the combination creates an emphatic, universal tableau of the unguarded human condition. We look forward to sharing it with you.