Preview Show: 5 to 7 pm - Thursday 24 April 2014
Location: BPN Architects, Three Mary Street, Birmingham, B3 1UD
Sam Brookes’ illustrations are intensely intricate works. His interests lie in how we construct alternate identities, which can separate and distort our own physical realities.
Inspired by Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, Brookes explores the idea that we are not merely defined by perceptions from family, friends and co-workers but through vast networks of people and media.
These illustrations portray how this anonymity of identities prompts us to possess feelings of power and immunity, which in turn can encourage and amplify the most repulsive sides of our human nature.
During the two weeks of the exhibition Brookes worked in the space, creating new works and speaking with visitors to the exhibition.