The Griffin Gallery in west London is one of two locations for this show, the other being Charlie Smith London in Old Street, Shoreditch. Zavier Ellis curated Young Gods, a selection, in his opinion, of the best fine art graduates from London art schools in 2014.
The following artists intrigued me: Gabriele Dini’s hive sculpture, so painstakingly made of plastic and wax, references swarm intelligence and the relationship between the natural world and our digital investigations into artificial intelligence. Hilde Krohn Huse produced a very unsettling yet compulsive piece, akin to a police investigation scene.I particularly liked Newton Whitelaw’s installation which displayed a narrative between diverse materials showing wit as well as intelligence. Russell Hill’s initially refreshing toothpaste wall became nauseating for me within seconds – an effect not shared by one of my companions – he could hardly smell it. Tezz Kamoen was offered a 6 week residency at Griffin’s studio – one of the pieces produced is below, a dense collection of imagery and text, very much of its time, reflecting her life and experiences.The shows are on till 7th February at Griffin Gallery and till 8th February at Charlie Smith London.