Monika is delighted to present the first major solo exhibition by Sinta Tantra in the UK. Best known for her site-specific murals and installations in the public realm, Tantra will turn the white cube of the gallery inside out, producing a vividly coloured three-dimensional mural in paint and vinyl around the external walls and windows of the gallery building. Real Phoney explores the delight in artifice and the surface image, the porous boundary between pictorial and physical spaces, the ideas of spectacle, submergence and superabundance. The show represents several departures for the artist, primarily her move away from representational signs and signifiers to an emphasis on pattern and layering. Tantra’s palette of ready-made industrial paints and plastics are also updated, with a variety of metallic, reflective and transparent materials included that enable the artist to investigate depth in new ways.
Real Phoney: Monika Bobinska, London
8 May - 21 June 2009