Trapped in a Cel is the first London solo exhibition by Priest, gathering a selection of brand new, playful and satiric paintings.  
Disguised in nostalgic cartoons, iconic toys, video games, we can see the pseudonym “Priest” coming out of these parallel worlds. The colorful and dynamic shapes of this nickname captivate and transport the audience to distort childhood memories in a naive and uncanny way. Triggered by the use of color and humor, Priest finds the magic recipe in pop culture and cartoons to catch the audience’s attention. 
In “Trapped in a Cel”, Priest once again drives us into a new journey inside the multilayer ecosystem orchestrated by television. This popular artifact has influenced societal opinions since its inception, profoundly impacting mass communication and fueling advertising and propaganda at a thrilling level. The invention and integration of this household appliance into everyone’s lives transformed and reshaped the democratization of knowledge, information, and culture. Companies like Disney and Warner Bros. engaged younger audiences through the creation of iconic cartoons that have accompanied over 80 generations of children worldwide. Wile E. Coyote, Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny, to name a few legendary characters, are densely spread along with their looney and fictional worlds.  

- 𝘔𝘶𝘤𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘪𝘢 𝘎𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘺