Daniel Brusatin, Gabriele Herzog, Lucy Faherty, Mark Houghton
Moritz Berg, Nyksan, Peter Evan, Michael Thomas Murphy, Tom Cartmill
The job of the artist is to delve into the intangible and bring it to being. Phylacteries, have been
from the beginning of human’s spiritual journey objects that connect us through time and space
to a higher state of consciousness. Amulets worn for their magic, objects enchanted to contain
a soul, cases holding relics or a simple souvenir passed on from an ancestor. These objects are
an intrinsic part of history, our emotional development, civilisation and life itself. Whether they
are created, found, transmitted or repurposed we crave for meaning and soak them with it.
The exhibition explores the materiality and sacredness of objects. The artists, explore the
physical, psychological and spiritual connections in what we call real. PHYLACTERY is a dialogue
between humanity and the space we inhabit
When: 18th -9th May, 2019 Where: TRAMP, 40 Jermyn Street, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6DN
Māter, a selection of five independent series of paintings made over
the past five years. The exhibition contains 51 works of art, primarily consisting of paintings, but also includ-
ing a handful of ceramic and mixed media pieces.
Meaning ‘mother’ in Latin, ’māter’ is the etymological root of ‘matter’ and ‘materiality,’ the latter of which
serves as one of the central subjects of discourse explored throughout the exhibition. Not bound to the con-
straint of style, Brusatin incorporates a seemingly limitless range of media and materials throughout Māter,
further substantiating his belief that “in an era where images randomly circulate and turn into a digital ghost
of themselves, the boundaries between mediums must be broken if painting is to survive in our modern world.”
Beyond dismantling the arbitrary lines dividing the arts, Brusatin’s collection of work delves deeply into fun-
damental questions regarding the semiotics of meaning and symbols, the relationship between humanity and
the forces of nature, and the curious case of ‘accidentality’ in our chaotically ordered world.