The Art to Disarm 25th Nov 2021 - 9th Dec 2021
Bran Symondson's first Solo Show in the heart of London, Mayfair.
House of Fine Art proudly presents The Art to Disarm, a solo exhibition by British artist and documentary photographer Bran Symondson. This will be Bran's first solo show in the UK since 2011 and the only time he has brought together his diverse body of work.
The exhibition takes a timely look back on his personal experiences of Afghanistan both as a member of the British Army Special Forces in 2008 and as a photographer embedded with the Afghan National Police in 2010. It includes personal memorabilia from Symondson’s time in the army and photographs he shot during the period, alongside pieces demonstrating the evolution of his practice as a sculptor. The recent fall of Afghanistan inspired him to revisit his archive, create new works and present this reflexive and poignant exhibition.
“With the recent news, many ex-army friends were reaching out to me which inspired me to look through my hard drive. I was so shocked by how rich and diverse the images were, there were so many small and forgotten moments.” - Bran Symondson