Eleven Gallery Kicks Off the Year with Natasha Kissell Exhibition

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LONDON.- Eleven will present “Artificial Paradises”, a new exhibition by Natasha Kissell. Borrowing its title from Charles Baudelaire’s eponymous book, this new show opens up multiple windows into a fanciful world. Kissell embraces an altered reality, her paintings function like psychedelic visions inviting viewers into a dream-like space. In her previous exhibition at “Eleven: The Magic Hours”, each work was a trigger for a particular state of mind. This new body of works is freed from any links to the real world, it maps a utopia, a highly desirable and yet frustratingly unreachable place. In this fantastic universe, everything is enhanced; the colours are more intense, flowers are as large as trees, and ‘60s pod houses are dotted around like strange jungle vegetation. These works oppose two understandings of modernity. Kissell contrasts the slick ines of modernist architecture – a main feature of her works