An Overwhelming Installation by David Mach

DAVID MACH: INCOMING, The Griffin Gallery, London, 2017

Opening date: May 11, 2017
Closing date: Jul 7, 2017
Schedule: Mon - Fri 10 am - 5 pm | Sat 12 - 5 pm
Tickets: Free entry

Location: The Griffin Gallery
Address: 21 Evesham St, London W11 4AJ
Twenty tons of newspapers and magazines are the primary material of the the new work by David Mach, the Scottish artist known for his works of enormous proportions. Tires, railway containers, telephone booths, but also hangers, drinking straws and even matches are at the centre of the ingenious installations of Mach, already displayed in museums and public spaces around the globe. From the United Kingdom to Marseille, from Paris to the peaks of the Italian Alps, the irony of the gigantic creations has been enthroned in the middle of town squares, doorways and gardens, challenging the monuments of the past. As the artist himself declares without any false modesty, it’s a work “big in gesture and big in proportion: it demands your attention and gets it”. For his next challenge - the first of a new series - Mach conceived of a highly dynamic way to view his work. Until 10 May, visitors can watch live or in streaming as he carries out a highly unpredictable performance in creating his next piece: an immense quantity of paper will invade the spaces of the Griffin Gallery, overwhelming anything that gets in its way, before it settles into a definitive form for its exhibition until 7 July.
Francesca Grego - © 2017 for Bulgari Hotel London