We are delighted to announce our first exhibition of the New Year, Tarot & Archetypes, with fine art photographer Sylwia Makris and sculptor Tomasz Gornicki. Both artists are from Poland and work exclusively with The Underdog London in the UK. Tarot & Archetypes will explore the Jungian theory of unconsciousness and the occult traditions of the 18th century Romani people which are becoming part of popular culture today.
The opening reception, with live entertainment, will take place on Friday 25th January 2019 from 6pm.
No RSVP necessary. We welcome all.
The exhibition runs from Saturday 26th January to Thursday 28th February 2019.
The exhibition is a reinterpretation of archetypes and symbols from Jungian psychology and the Major Acarna cards of the Tarot. Carl Jung’s philosophy focused on individual psyche and our quest for wholeness; as such archetypes are a collectively-inherited unconscious idea, a pattern of thoughts or images that are universally present in our daily lives.
Although Jung never referred to the Tarot in his writings they both present us with archetypes, bright and dark, that serve as framework for understanding our own psyche and the world at large. Our unconscious has a dual structure - the "bright” constructive and "dark” destructive sides. The presented works will reinterpret classic symbols and shadow archetypes that emerge from the self and the internal conflict of modern man.
The Tarot and archetypes form a dynamic foundation common to all humanity, a foundation of which each individual builds his own experience of life, colouring them with his/hers unique culture, personality and life events. Sylwia Makris and Tomasz Gornicki are prolific artists in their respective fields. You will not see their stunning art work anywhere else in London or indeed the UK. Together they enable us to experience the inspiration and beauty of dark art!
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