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Tim Fishlock – SLACKER POP

  • 2021
  • Ink and acrylic gouache, screen print on paper
  • Original
  • Signed and dated on reverse by the artist
  • 79cm x 58cm
  • Sold framed

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Tim Fishlock – SLACKER POP

"To be honest I don’t know what baroque slacker pop is"

"To be honest I don’t know what baroque slacker pop is"

I think I read the phrase in a Pitchfork review and banked it for future use. I do know that baroque pop was birthed in the sixties. A quintessentially English pursuit, that grew out of the psychedelic movement. Journalist and St Etienne member Bob Stanley writes,

This was a sound informed by Paul McCartney's contributions to The White Album, the Zombies' Odessey (sic) and Oracle, Scott Walker's weighty chamber pop, and a dash of Crosby, Stills & Nash harmony. Just add a harpsichord, a pot of tea, a ginger cat on the windowsill, and you've got the picture.

Slacker rock is the laid-back, lo-fi sound of mostly American groups like Pavement, The Lemonheads and Vivian Girls. Perhaps these two disparate genres have been triumphantly spliced by a bunch of bands I’m yet to hear of. And that’s the point. The excitement of the new in music is without end because what’s new to you or I may have been created ages ago. As the record label Analog Africa has it in their strapline: The future of music happened decades ago.

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London-based artist Tim Fishlock creates bright typographic paintings inspired by our love/hate relationship with social media and uneasy alliance with modern technology. A graduate of Goldsmiths, he began his career making commercial art installations, moving on to high-profile projects including limited-edition print portfolio releases and a book made with Hollywood screenwriter Josh Weinstein. His current work sits well with his other pieces: intricate collages of repeating motifs and satisfyingly tactile...

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