art haus berlin

@ takt residency, Friedrichshain (
An artist residency. Bunch of complete strangers living together in Berlin making art.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Isabel Rock - Blue Banana, Goblin Gold

Isabel Rock describes a folklore of goblins, shadow warriors and pineapples in 'Blue Banana, Goblin Gold'. Set against a mountainous terrain of croissant-hills and penis trees, the landscape is surreal as it is familiar. Greedy goblins with an excessive addiction for blue oblong shapes, echo our own monsters of insatiable consumerism. The bloodthirsty shadow warriors spring from our deepest repressed dark thoughts. Whilst happy, vegetarian pineapple people are helpless victims in this political war. The tension arches to a climax in the visual clash of goblins, shadow warriors and pineapple peoples with their counterpart psyches in tow.

Rock's drawing aesthetic delights and plays between the humorous characters and their sinister compulsions. There's goblins in the basement, pineapples casualties on the gallery floor and shadow warriors terrorising the fruit bowl. Isabel Rock is in town.