The Dreamscape art exhibition, featuring the London debut of abstract artist Prachi Gothi and figurative artist Tong Wu and curated by Mari Kim, will be held with Gallery M Platform at the J/M Gallery Space on Portobello Road from 19th to 25th April.
Through their artwork, Wu and Gothi explore and intertwine naturalistic elements with vibrant colours, creating a world that is situated between daydreams and memories, between longing and desire. Drawing on their own interpretations and observations, their works also reflect unique perspectives on creativity, juxtaposing reality and fantasy, evoking suppressed emotions and hoping to escape from reality to a dreamland.
The styles of Wu and Gothi are symbolised in narrative and storytelling, using vivid colour and striking composition to lead viewers on a journey to dreamscapes that are wondrous and that appeal to a sense of both reality and imagination in moments of solitude. Today’s uncertain and emotionally challenging macro-environmental changes, such as the pandemic, regional wars, and social issues of contemporary society, have opened up their sense of creativity and explore themes related to their longing for a better past and their questioning of where a real dreamland can be found. Their complex observations and fragile emotions stem from their layered memories, aspirations and desires, and their subconscious influences are embodied in their unique story and techniques on canvas. They still hope for an escape to their own dreamland or utopia.
A one-hour artist talk will be held at the gallery at 6pm on Saturday 22nd April. Attendance is free and tickets can be booked here.
About the Artists
Prachi Gothi is a London-based artist born in Mumbai, India who completed her Masters in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art in 2010. Her artwork has been exhibited across London, Europe, and India and has been featured in multiple private international collections. She was the recipient of The Other Art Fair’s “New Futures Prize” presented by Saatchi Art in 2021. Prachi was also an exhibiting artist in the Inaugural Martin Miller X StART Emerging Art Prize at Saatchi Gallery in 2022.
Tong Wu is a London-based Chinese artist who was born in Hunan Province, China. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Sichuan University, China in 2021, Wu went on to complete his Masters in Painting with Distinction at Camberwell College of Arts, UAL, in London in 2022. Wu has exhibited his works in Chengdu, China, and London, and currently lives and works in London.
Dreamscape Art Exhibition
19th – 25th April 2023
J/M Gallery Space
230 Portobello Road