On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Street Levels Gallery hosted the presentation of the two latest books by street artist Nemo, titled “Who is Nemo’s” and “H2O”. The event was framed by an exhibition of the original illustrations collected in the publications and some unpublished works by the artist.
In these works, Nemo’s takes up themes that can be linked to all his previous art and whose central pivot is the prototype of modern man, depicted as an gruesome being. With his intentionally unpleasant aesthetics, the artist strikes the viewer to the point of self-reflection.
In the case of “H2O”, an exhibition of 15 interconnected panels; we meet a modern man trapped and almost suffocating in a tangle of bulky and useless water pipes, from which he cannot free himself, being the first usurper of this fundamental good.
In “Who is Nemo’s” we find the same protagonist: a product and at the same time a victim of a society that renders him helpless and soulless. All that remains is a pile of skin floating weightlessly in the world.
The artist’s works go deep and deliberately touch the most painful places of the conscience, hoping to awaken in man the desire for redemption from the conditions that he himself has helped to cause.
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