Parabola Di G

Giacomo Bufarini

Parabola Di G
Giacaomo Bufarini
London, 2014

Parabola Di G is a landmark show for Giacomo Bufarini a.k.a. RUN. It represents a turning point in his artistic practice as he moves from painting walls to becoming a studio artist. For the first time, RUN is exhibiting under his real name, Giacomo Bufarini. In this unique exhibition, he leads us through a semi-autobiographical story told through a unique series of highly detailed pen and ink drawings that collectively make up a book. On this voyage of self-discovery, Bufarini is both the creator and protagonist, trapped within his own story. Bufarini plays with levels of reality and metaphor, creating a dreamscape that appears at once fantastical and very real.

Parabola di G follows the journey of a semi-fictional character, G, as he falls through levels of reality into a dreamscape. The exhibition presents a unique opportunity to see the original drawings of the book presented within an immersive gallery wide installation. Visitors to the exhibition fall into a story within a story, stepping into the unfolding pages of the story as they walk around the space.

 

 

A ‘Parabola’ is a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson. It is also the word for a symmetrical open plane curve, such as the path of a projectile under the influence of gravity. Born from the wreckage of a comet, G finds himself lost in a surreal landscape. He embarks on an odyssey that carries him through deserts, islands, seas and mountains, meeting mythical creatures and fantastical characters. At the beginning of his journey, G discovers the hat of imagination, allowing him to change form and shape at will. He realises he has a purpose, though he has not yet found what it is. The exhibition explores ideas of imagination and creativity through a charged story applicable to modern life, employing a host of metaphorical characters in highly imaginative and often surreal scenes.