The Project Twins will be hosting a guided tour of their exhibition in The Crypt, ‘100 Seconds To Midnight’ at 7pm followed by a Q&A session. All ages are welcome.
The Project Twins exhibition ‘100 Seconds to Midnight’ presents a series of large-scale paintings on tarpaulin. Employing minimal forms and graphic shapes, their work is rooted in the visual language of signs, symbols and pictograms which can be found in various systems of propaganda and control to communications and way-finding.
Their visual lexicon, consisting of grimacing faces, fist pumps, explosions, hammers and various graphic forms, populate the canvas in a highly composed and stylised manner. Rendered in a hard edge style, reminiscent of utilitarian art movements such as Russian Constructivism and Soviet Poster Art, the work appears to directly communicate while also retaining a sense of ambiguity, allowing for interpretation and inquiry.
The use of humour and repetition creates a playful sense of absurdity, taking a wry look at various themes including a growing sense of anxiety, power structures, nationalism and identity.