Hora Incerta Exhibition
Hora Incerta was Mo’s first solo exhibiton, held at Heartbreak Gallery, London.
The following is an excerpt from Hors Incerta’s release package:
‘Ever since I got interested in symbolism, and certainly after I made symbolism my career I was always fascinated with the powerful energy of the representation of the inexorable,slow passing of time.
Vanitas imagery were always present in my childhood,as my father (an antique dealer), collected quite a lot of examples of these evocative, severe, profound, outstanding compositions whether on canvas, sculptures etc..
Obviously the main guest of honor in all these compositions, the skull, has been a permanent feature in my early passion, and my profession to be. No medium can actually match the crude, in your face power of the skull tattooed on someones skin, as a warning on the frailty of life and its passing. Ever since drawing became my living I wanted to explore more and more the meanings of these symbols and their message. Soon the skull as part of a Memento Mori composition or on its own became the main symbol that convey emotions and significance(way before it became fashionable..). Not only on skin but also in my artworks I began representing the fantastic evocative composition so dear to me in my early age.
The biblical “Vanitas Vanitatum et Omnia Vanitas” gave birth to the Vanitas pictorial representation in the 17th century,the warning on how life is transient and its inexorable passing by, was represented by obviously the skull together with a burnt candle, a dying fruit or flower and its falling petals(tulip or more often rose), a hourglass. Sometimes the skull was winged or sitting on top of a tortoise to symbolise how slow time flies by. The fragile condition of human life must be reminded,to put everything into perspective.’
The popular exhibition ran for a month from the 13th of October 2011, and featured original work in various mediums, as well as some limited prints.
These prints are available here