Retrogression – 2012
Gina Soden’s debut series Retrogression launched in 2012 with a solo exhibition hosted in Soho’s Groucho Club. Travelling widely to undisclosed sites throughout Europe, this series explores various architectural gems in a state of retrogression. The genesis of each piece is often the unique architectural character of each location, heightened by their painfully slow transformation after years of abandonment. This was the beginning of the artist’s exploration of the boundaries of beauty, decay, nostalgia and neglect. These works found their way into collections throughout the UK, Hong Kong, New York and Miami.