This September, The Unit London, Soho’s breakthrough artist-led gallery space, presents U, an exhibition of contemporary portraiture that brings together six emerging artists under the theme of personal identity in the digital age. Artists include, Jake Wood-Evans, Ivan Alifan, Henrik Uladen, Mark Demsteader (above), Ryan Hewett and SNIK. All of the works are in some way abstracted, deformed, concealed or destroyed, offering insight into the very modern notion of fractured identity, which has come to fruition in today’s hyper-digitalised age. Collectively, the artworks push the viewer to question whether the development of digital social platforms has improved our capacity for self-expression and communication, or has instead diminished our capacity for human intimacy and individuality. Take a peek at a few preview images below courtesy of the gallery.
Friday, September 19th The Unit London 7 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LL www.theunitldn.com
Henrik Uladen (left), Jake Wood-Evans (right)