Know Hope
The Abstract And The Very Real

Aug 6, 2013


Over the past nine years, Know Hope has been exhibiting both within galleries and on the streets worldwide. With time, the evolving story of an unnamed character has come to define his work, the figure’s mishaps, vulnerabilities and subtleties serving as metaphors for expression of the human condition and daily existence. Eponymously titled, the exhibition questions the ubiquitous notion of the ‘abstract and the very real’, the weight and burden of which though universally apparent is often unidentifiable to most.

Appropriating found objects, vintage frames and old papers, Know Hope fill The Abstract And The Very Real with assemblages that visually embody abstract concepts of memory and temporality. Reclaimed materials come together breaking free from the confines of canvas or frame, his archetypal character crawling from one to the next with the frames representing the empty spaces in our lives and our undying struggle to fill them. Here the figure is employed as part of an ever-developing narrative to create a long-term relationship with the viewer through feelings of despair, hope and discovery.

Know Hope


August 2 – August 29, 2013
11 Rathbone Place
London W1T 1HR