It is one of the most basic artist’s materials. Sketches, ideas, plans, doodles, prints, photos and phone numbers… they all happen on paper. And so, this September, we are pleased to present a show of eight artists focusing exactly on that. On Paper.
Steven Quinn takes a knife to old, out of print books and museum catalogues, rearranging them into beautifully complex sci-fi collages with a sparkling sense of humour.
As a complement the opium-den chic of his paintings, James Mortimer’s fine ink drawings describe bizarre scenes as if drawn from a fin-de-siecle hallucination, where vicious animals and vacant people frolic together in gay abandon.
Tom Berry, better known for his exquisite pen-and-ink drawings, presents here a series of five screenprints about London, each examining a different aspect of the city: its myth and folklore, its array of gardens and parks, or the city as a great, finely engineered watch.
Chuck Elliott uses metallic photographic paper for his digitally painted abstracts, describing natural phenomena like the flow of music or organic growth with technological elegance.
Sam Branton draws baroque imagery out of his Dali-esque imagination and transfers it to the page in fine coloured pencil, making an ever-curious, and often slightly saucy, juxtaposition of classicism and cartoons.
Koh Sang Woo’s photographs have an almost ethereal quality, framed to seem as if backlit and describing romantic ideals and dreams with models whose skin he paints onto as if they were canvases.
Well-known for her cute-but-sinister China-doll paintings, for “On Paper” Chen Hongzhu will present one of her first editioned prints: the black “What is Memory” bunny.