Exhibition

Patrick Thomas

100 BPM

1 Feb - 16 Mar 2013

Private View Fri 31 Jan 2013

Hang-Up Gallery are delighted to announce their forthcoming show ‘100 BPM’ by British graphic artist Patrick Thomas. Silkscreened bold heart ideograms combined with found imagery and collage will be a recurring motif throughout the exhibition, which is timed to coincide with the Feast of Saint Valentine.  

100 BPM will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in London since 2008 and will be the first time that the collection will be shown publicly. The majority of works on show will be limited editions and unique pieces created using free-form screenprinting and collage, a technique which the artist has been investigating over the past 18 months in Berlin and Barcelona. This work explores the area between the unique artwork and the edition. 

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Hang-Up Gallery are delighted to announce their forthcoming show '100 BPM' by British graphic artist Patrick Thomas. Silkscreened bold heart ideograms combined with found imagery and collage will be a recurring motif throughout the exhibition, which is timed to coincide with the Feast of Saint Valentine.

100 BPM will be the artist's first solo exhibition in London since 2008 and will be the first time that the collection will be shown publicly. The majority of works on show will be limited editions and unique pieces created using free-form screenprinting and collage, a technique which the artist has been investigating over the past 18 months in Berlin and Barcelona. This work explores the area between the unique artwork and the edition. A selection of prints will be perforated with with a laser cutter to simulate arrow shots. Several will have real arrows embedded into the gallery walls.

Patrick Thomas was born in Liverpool, UK. He studied at Saint Martins School of Art and The Royal College of Art in London. In 1991 he relocated to Barcelona where in 1997 he founded Studio laVista. In 2008 he established a silkscreen press and since then has exhibited his limited-edition prints across five continents where many are now held in private and public collections.
He lives and works between Berlin, Barcelona and London and teaches at Stuttgart Art Academy.

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Patrick Thomas
Thomas has been described as an ‘icongraphiste’ by American design critic Steven Heller. His work combines iconic images to create new, powerful messages. His art avoids labels, Thomas explains “I’m interested in process, in typography, in image-making and art. What I do is hopefully something that doesn’t fit neatly into any one of these categories.” Thomas' art is rooted in popular iconography that is re-purposed and re-composed; transforming common visual artefacts into social and political commentary. Thomas believes art should communicate, provoke and question, “I almost feel an obligation to criticise or question.” Although, ambiguity also plays an important role in his art. A successful piece, he feels, has multiple possibilities of interpretation.

Exhibitions

100 BPM

Patrick Thomas

1 Feb - 16 Mar 2013

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