The David Bloch gallery in Marrakech presents ‘Unfolding’, a group exhibition from the the artist collective Agents of Change. Six of the artists will be showcasing new work, which leans towards plasticity of materials – ‘the capability of being molded, receiving shape, or being made to assume a desired form’. Work at the show ranges in mediums from sculptural metal pieces from Carlos Mare and works on canvas from Jaybo and Remi Rough. As well as showcasing work within the exhibition, Agents of Change will be creating various outdoor works in the city of Marrakech.
Agents of Change are a 12 strong collective who work with space and create environmental work on a monumental scale. The work they do is site specific and integrates aesthetics and the historical resonance of the surrounding environment. This in turn allows them to explore new materials and techniques. As well as working collaboratively together, each of the artists have pursued art careers in their own right.
Agents of Change: The Artists
Carlos Mare (USA) – Creates metal sculptures that are inspired by light, form, architectural landscapes and space. The shapes that he creates are influenced by an admiration of 20th century avant-garde art, graffiti form, and how these components work together. Find him on Twitter and Instagram.
Derm (UK) – Creates abstract painting and sculpture work which is inspired by abstract letterforms, architecture, graphic and geometric shapes. Derm likes to respond to the environment in which he is making work. Find him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Jaybo Monk (France / Germany) – Urban subculture is the driving force behind his work. He creates paintings, sculptures and installations that are deep in meaning and relate to his close surroundings – often his paintings are melancholic and aggressive. Check out his blog.
LX One (France) – Creates geometrically sound paintings and murals. He is inspired by achitecture, urbanism and design, creating mixtures of texture, colour and precision within his work. Find him on Twitter and Instagram.
Steve More (UK) – Explores the relationship between man and the computer by incorporating both elements into his artwork. He likes to use found objects, and often creates digitally rendered pixel like structure of the objects he finds. Check out his blog.