Thornton and English in association with Forman’s present
LOST STREET CHICKEN
Showcasing Artist's Lilly Vasil, Rosie Mcginn, Lusky, Marie L Gerard Anudarani
18.4.2018 6.30pm - 9.30pm
My work focuses on dilapidation within our society, taboo subjects, poverty in the UK, with elements from my musical background making an appearance. I follow different narratives and pathways which govern my art. As a performer on stage, at times my art is reminiscent of this. Doing performance pieces during protest marches are but some of the ways performance enters my work. At present I am focusing on idolatry, dependence; the need for more. My aim is, to change people’s perceptions of those seen to be in the lower rungs of society. I look at Drug dealer chic in all its tarnished shiny glory. Chicken shop culture. A visual dictionary to my experience growing up in North London.
Discarded gold, resin, fetishism, ink and the glittering cocaine communes of the gelatinous glitterati.
Sex, Drugs, and on the Dole.
My work seeks to understand the systems that build our universe from the atomic scale to the universal, extracting them from their natural context and reinterpreting or exposing their underlying codes. My philosophy pushes to reconcile the scientific method with the artistic process, combining elements of both to shape my own natural laws. In the last year, I have focused my practice on the systems that build the digital environment, placing special emphasis on the dialogue between the physical and digital space. This process questions the subjectivity of online content within an established reality.
My work uses video, installation, print and kinetic sculpture to capture the human condition in its many forms. Whether it’s a cluster of bobbing marathon heads, screaming football fans, a talking armchair or a weightlifter continuously struggling to lift the same weight, the pieces often attempt to pinpoint what it is that make us tick. The work features a fusion between low-tech and high-tech, off-screen and on-screen and humour and poignancy in order to tackle questions of contentment in today’s society. My recent work has focused specifically on sport and humans who transcend themselves in order to reach extraordinary physical limits and surges of emotional elation.
I'm interested in politics, design, communication and literature. I draw inspiration from the negatives in society instead of the positives. I find there is more humour and controversy there. My work is bright and graphically simple because of my employment background and experience in the field of design. Graphic design has taught me over the years, people and clients like things to be bright and positive. Politics and international news however is always contrary to this plastic surface we paint in advertising and the media. I simply take enamel paint and cover a wooden palette to show off these observations in a bright and shiny way. Some are shocking. Some are poking fun at sections of society. I always aim for them to entertain and always wish them to look good in any lobby or gallery
My work, primarily rooted in the mediums of print and installation art, examines the relationship between the millennial and contemporary society through the lenses of mental health, social inequality, cultural appropriation, food and mass production.
IT’S A WRAP 21.3.18
Thornton and English in association with Forman’s present Amazing Amazing Amazing Amazing by Charlie Evaristo- Boyce
Charlie Evaristo-Boyce is a 21st century pop artist who transforms the ordinary into the iconic. His prints celebrate the unassuming images found among the urban detritus of everyday life. Through mirroring and exaggerating these sources, he creates a hyper-real version of reality While much of his inspiration is drawn from pre-existing imagery found in commercial graphics, food packaging and advertising, Charlie also creates prints from details found within his own photography. These images are cut up, manipulated and printed on a large scale to accentuate the colour and detail, opening the viewer’s eyes to previously unseen aspects. Charlie has his own adhoc approach to printing, which ensures that each print is unique. In August 2017, during a residency at Printworks London, Charlie was challenged to create an immersive print based installation. Through workshops with community groups, a vast city was constructed entirely from screen-printed cardboard boxes. Here we are exhibiting a select few of these printed sculptures along side new canvases and editions.