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21 March – 15 April 2017
SALLY JANE FUERST IAN HEALY ILLUMINATI NEON HENRY HATE JEFFREY LOUIS REED PURE EVIL
Sally Jane Fuerst grew up in Connecticut and began studying drawing and painting in pre-college programs at Parson’s New School in New York. In 2005 she moved to NYC and enrolled in Pratt Institute’s fine arts undergraduate programme majoring in painting. After two years, she moved to Italy to focus her art education on learning to draw and paint the figure. In 2009 she moved to London to complete her student career at the London Atelier of Representational Art. Sally Jane divides her time between London and Malta.
Ian Healy’s work circumnavigates the notion of being human, expressing humour and absurdness. Whilst having a keen engagement with contemporary and the history of figurative painting, Ian also attempts to describe the foolishness and the idiosyncrasies of life or the acts performed. The unstable technique of lines and blocks of paint tie into these uncertain notions. Painting allows for total invention to paint parodies and parables and he works from random imagery, anything that catches his eye. Ian lives and works in Edinburgh.
Illuminati Neon create beautiful, desirable art from their Shepherds Bush studios. Rooted in the birthplace of Punk, Illuminati Neon draws on the cultural vibes of West London to create artwork that enlightens the whole world. Using vintage flags and distressed wood, the neon flickers gently to give the most wonderful imagery. Every neon art piece is hand blown to the highest standard, and every piece bespoke. Illuminati Neon can be found in many galleries and establishments, burning brightly on the walls of many collections worldwide.
Henry Hate is a Mexican/American tattoo artist, artist and former musician living in London, England. Hate is known for some of his high-profile clients such as Amy Winehouse and fashion designer Alexander McQueen. A former employee of The Tom of Finland Foundation, he started his early career intending to be a fashion illustrator and erotic artist. Hate's fine art work has been showcased along with Jamie Reid, Sexton Ming and James Cauty.
Jeffrey Louis Reed is a painter, writer, filmmaker, DJ and musician. He was born in the US and lives in Hastings and London. A prolific artist, he has exhibited in London, Paris and Tokyo. Founder of Audio Sushi and best known as Disastronaut, Jeffrey travels the world to DJ in many of the world's leading clubs, catwalk shows and festivals.
Pure Evil explains that a chance email from a Chinese ‘copy village’ gave impetus to his Nightmare series. The village offered, via email, a list of artists it could reproduce, including three Andy Warhol paintings. The idea of Warhol’s entire artistic output distilled right down to three small thumbnails of Jackie Kennedy, Liz Taylor and an Electric Chair became the inspiration for these doomed and dripping celebrity portraits.