Cob Gallery is pleased to present Girassol - a solo exhibition combining sculpture, drawing, mixed media and composite works by Jonas Pequeno, curated by Jessica Draper.
In influenced by Descartes’ first book of philosophy on meditations and Joseph Beuys blackboard paintings, the works present a multifaceted love story to the possible links between science and art.
Men have historically linked themselves to Gods. Artists in particular. And yet Jonas Pequeno questions the link between Man, God and Nature in a way which far outlives any clichéd posturing of man as God.
‘Girassol’ is a sun flower and in Portuguese is directly translated as “turning sun”. Having just experienced the warmest Summer solstice on record, beating the 31.7C in 1936, the power of the sun is in full swing. United by a single equation of A’s relationship to B; A being the sun, and B, the work, the show is littered with references and clues about this metamorphosing relationship.
Each work is accompanied by a series of equation pages, termed by the artist as ‘poems’. These absurd, seemingly in nite formulas, such as being inside a plane for 6 months or calculating how many times the wheel in the show would take to travel the circumference of the sun create a context for the show. With these in mind, Pequeno creates visual answers to questions we might not have ever asked ourselves, or considered. This is Pequeno’s second solo show in London and his distinctive visual language is a promising indication of an artist whose vision is only just beginning to unfold.
Jonas Pequeno (b. 1995, London) is in his second year of Central St. Martins of Fine Art, London. He held a solo show of paintings ‘Combat’ at 5th Base Gallery (London, UK).