by Jessica Hazel.
Jonathan Gabb is a South-London based artist who has just opened a new show today showcasing his rather uncanny knack for creating the worlds first 3D paintings.
Made from PVA glue and acrylic paint, these fragile constructions look tangibly edible. There is also a broad palette of influences behind Gabb's work from Rococo architecture to Art Nouveau, Damien Hirst and Wayne Thiebaud.
The show is called 'System' and opens today at the WW Gallery in London. It's the product of a three-month residency which was part of the SOLO Award which Gabb won. The brief was to create a site-specific work for the gallery space.
In a world where technology can do 3D for itself, it's nice to find a handmade and more human artistic response to being able to literally submerge oneself in a moment. The works recall giant weaving looms, ribbons on May poles or printer ink cradles.
'System' runs until February 2nd 2013.