We had the opportunity to visit artist Pavol Gabaj at ART-A-TETE - Art Exhibition last Saturday 22.04 in South Kensington London.
About Pavol Gabaj aka ‘The Sea Slug”
Pavol Gabaj is a fine artist living in London> His medium is oil colours. Currently his work explores a sea life underworld and focuses on sea slugs.
On his own words:
“Sea Slugs… I love how they come in different shapes and colours. Strangely, I like to surround the slugs with psychedelic mushrooms as I feel that they have come from the same realm. My paintings are also statements and interpretations to the current climate crisis. I often experience climate anxiety and painting sea slugs means that I can give animals a voice. A voice that is half-human half-animals. As I fell into the sea slug world more deeply than ever, the sea slugs transformed into cute little monsters. Monsters that watch humans slowly destroy their own natural habitat. Representing sea slugs as monsters is almost as a symbol of a warning sign that people should be afraid of nature. A nature that will destroy humanity at the end, if certain measures won’t take place. Furthermore, I am hoping that my paintings can allow the viewer to empathise with the animals, relate to them and perhaps prevent human cruelty towards slugs and animals in general.
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