The area around Old Street is the developing Tech-City of London, intertwined with art galleries such as Charlie Smith, Victoria Miro and BEERS London. How appropriate therefore that Italian artist Leonardo Ulian, who combines technology. computing, science and art, should be showing his latest works here. Instead of paint, Ulian uses the everyday components that keep the modern technological world running, condensers, copper wire and a myriad of electronic components to create patterns, shapes and geometric forms, sometimes taking on human profiles.
Though his work may appear superficial at one level, a series of geometric patterns, look deeper and it asks questions about the relationship between technology, society, and individuals in the modern world and, in this digital era, how do we tell what is real and what has been created by technology.