The Basement at Paradise Row presents the first UK solo show by Majed Aslam.
Comprising photographic prints and hanging sculptures Anti-Perspirant explores the underlying weirdness of the world that is revealed when generic visual and linguistic signifiers are decoupled and drift away from their typical contexts.
Anti-Perspirant begins with a stock image of water droplets - a signifier of generic signifiers - found on the net. Majed has produced a series of inkjet prints of the image that he disrupts and distorts using acetone with increasing intensity, describing a trajectory of dissolution that finds a terminal point in full chromatic abstraction.
This logic of exploiting the fragile relationship between form and function flows into Majed's hanging sculptures.
Majed Aslam (1981, UK) graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010. Recently, the artist has appeared in group shows including:Form a Great Height, 4 Windmill St, London, 2013, Heat, Twelve Around One Gallery, London. 2012; Verlan, Twelve Around One Gallery, London, 2012 and Tracing Shadows, Blythe Gallery, London, 2011. Aslam is co-curator of online project RE-RUN with artist Fay Nicolson and a member of the ongoing lifestyle and club music project Black Argos.
Editor's Note: The Basement at Paradise Row is a new exhibition programme that showcases the works of emerging artists. Curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini, The Basement at Paradise Row will run concurrently alongside the main programme.