Feliks Culpa: The Ongoing Moment
‘The Ongoing Moment’ brings together works by Feliks Culpa that explore the relationship between the ephemeral moment and the passing of time. Resolutely monochrome, his lo-fi creations cast a clear cold light on the fleeting nature of political relativity and contingency. The drawings are documents, reportage, footnotes to the present, reminders of a soon to be forgotten past.
Making works that are rituals in transfigured time, Culpa looks to the past, present and future and rejoices in the transubstantiation of the everyday into the vast canvas of history.
Feliks Culpa was born Martin McAloon in County Durham in 1962 and lives in Newcastle upon Tyne. A founding member of acclaimed English band Prefab Sprout, Martin recorded and released albums internationally, touring extensively. Martin considers Feliks Culpa a solo band and his art as demo tapes. His solo exhibition, ‘A Year of Living Dangerously’, was at B&D Studios, Newcastle upon Tyne (2017). He showed with Vane at the Manchester Contemporary Art Fair, Manchester (2018).