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Fear of Freedom




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Wednesday, 12 June 2024 to Sunday, 23 June 2024
Wednesday, 12 June 2024 - 6:00pm

We are born into a world of preconceived ideas. No matter how openminded or enlightened we believe ourselves to be, there is nevertheless a significant part of our consciousness and interpretation of our environment that is learned in our first formative years. Our attempts to establish an internal dialogue are compromised by endless external interference. We are pushed and pulled in every direction and distracted from what is either important to us or important to us all. Democracy, capitalism, religious consciousness, scientific dogma and moderate alcohol consumption are all examples of concepts we hold so dear to our sense of virtue as to be incontestable. Throughout human history we have asked "what is the purpose of art?" Great art makes us question. It comes from a genuine place and is at once both thought provoking and emotionally weighty.

This exhibition comprises a selection of oil paintings created from the synthesis of conscious and subconscious thought during the period 2020 to 2024. The works contained herein pose the question, are we becoming a new version of Erich Fromm’s automatons, willingly handing over our freedom to a generation of populist leaders, technology corporations and AI


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British artist Svante is an abstract expressionist known for his vibrant, colourful and often large-scale oil paintings. Svante is based in Maida Vale, London.                                                                                      With a barrage of broad powerful brush strokes, scratches and gouges, dashes of charcoal and layer upon layer of thickly applied oil paint, Svante’s work creates a sense of immediacy which is both raw and inescapable. Heavily influenced by the psychoanalytical studies of Daniel Kahneman, Svante exposes the interplay between thinking systems one and two. His creative process often involves the composition of a written stream of subconscious, a technique developed to enable the freeing of the mind and overcome the intimidation inherent in the blank canvas

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 95 High Rd

London NW10 2SF

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