With the June election, a reality TV star in the White House, and increasing political and military tension in more countries than we can remember, Oddly Head’s new body of work shrewdly comments on society’s fragile and daunting state. ‘Repeat After Me’ portrays how our compulsion to create an online second self has prevented our ability to make our own decisions with catastrophic results.
Work in progress: A sneak peak of the artist's printing process
In his latest series, Oddly Head, the alter ego of artist Tim Fishlock, neatly sums up our worst fears for leaders who abandon politics in favour of infantile populism and who are now at liberty to indulge their appetite for both distraction and destruction. Highlighted in his new collection of repetitive ’ME’ pieces, the artist discusses our uneasy relationship with technology and how we are being subjugated by our own invention.
The Artist took to his Instagram:
First #preview of new pieces as part of my REPEAT AFTER ME collection launching @hangupgallery in August. Explores the fragile state of the world and how absurdly self absorbed we have become. Visit the @hangupgallery website for all the info, more previews to come #oddlyhead #hangupgallery #inauguralexhibition #repeatafterme #mememe #memyselfandi #me #limitededition #handmade #contemporaryart #streetart #gicleeprint #papercollage #mixedmedia
As Fishlock says, “We are trading privacy and intimacy, companionship and love for a public existence and a virtual thumbs up from people we’ve never met.
Keenly aware that we’re being judged on our every pronouncement and every picture we post, we have become absurdly self absorbed. And who spends more
time thinking about themselves and their place in the world than the artist…?”
It’s not all doom and gloom in the world of Oddly Head though. Light relief comes in the form of another new work titled 99 Problems. He has cunningly
cast a dropped 99 ice cream in plaster and has been decorating the streets of London with this irreverent artwork. These limited edition cones cast
in various colours will be on sale at the Private View, launched along-side an ice cream truck giving out refreshing summer snacks.
Following the success of limited edition #99problems issue 1, this is the #bigreveal of issue 2, made especially for my forthcoming show #repeatafterme @hangupgallery this August. There will be an assortment of neon colours to choose from at the gallery, as well as an ice cream van serving up the real thing at the #privateview on 3rd August #oddlyhead #99problems #icecream #neon #hangupgallery #handmade #limitededition #plastercast #icebomb
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