16 Mar 2023 | 2 min read
Hang-Up Gallery is delighted to introduce our upcoming exhibition TYPE, a collection of rare and sought after artworks from some of the most exciting British artists in the contemporary art world: Harland Miller, David Shrigley, The Connor Brothers and Banksy.
TYPE will display a rich collection of exclusive and never before seen original paintings, drawings and limited editions by four groundbreaking artists celebrated for their aesthetic, painterly pictures overlaid with witty text and deadpan delivery.
Text and art have been linked for decades, and today's contemporary art world is more dominated by text and narrative than ever. Auction houses, galleries and dealers are crossing the globe to add these works to their collections, and there are four artists who are influencing this current trend: Harland Miller, David Shrigley, The Connor Brothers and Banksy. What do they all have in common aside from text? British humour.
Last night the hang-up crew hit @londonartfair 2018! The @connorbrothersofficial stand was super cool, as expected. 👊🏼📸 #LondonArtFair2018 #VIPPreview #TCB #TheConnorBrothers #IDontWantToGoToHeaven #TellMeBeautifulUntrueThings #HellIsEmptyAndAllTheDevilsAreHere #NewYear #IfItsNotWeirdImNotInterested ✋🏻#Modern #Contemporary #Prints #HangUpGallery #LondonLife
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Above: The Connor Brothers at The London Art Fair 2018.
Fresh in the gallery Harland Miller’s ‘Too Cool To Lose’ 😎 #harlandmiller #toocooltolose #fresh #screenprint #10colour #penguinbooks #availablenow #mondaymotivation #hangupgallery #artdaily #want #wishlist #getintouch #stokenewington #london
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Above: Harland Miller - Too Cool to Lose
Wit is one of the greatest traditions of British culture and these artists make no exception. TYPE portrays the incredibly persuasive power of language and British humour in the current art world. Miller, Shrigley, The Connor Brothers and Banksy are prime examples of how artists are using text and black humour to make a statement. These artists cleverly employ sarcasm to portray the absurdity of everyday life. By using text combined with image, they are able to communicate with their audience in ways that are both immediate and subtle, and as a nation who aren't afraid to laugh at themselves, we are lapping it up.
Above: Banksy - Welcome to Hell
Above: David Shrigley - I'm So Great
Our cheeky pick of the week ‘Killing Bondage’ by Harland Miller 🖤🤭 available @hangupgallery #tuesdaymood #harlandmiller #killingbondage #bold #screenprint #handfinished #goldleaf #ownart #wishlist #dontmissout #available #hangupgallery #tuesdayfun #gallerylife #artdaily #limitededition #penguin #drippydrippy
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Above: Harland Miller - Killing Bondage
Merry Christmas Eve 🎅🏽 David Shrigley – Untitled (mum, dad & dwarf) Absurd human relationships #FamilyTime #DavidShrigley #Untitled #soldframed #ChristmasEve #Original #LoveArt #OwnArt #HangUpGallery #London @davidshrigley 🤶🏼
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Above: David Shrigley - Untitled (mum, dad & dwarf)
Above: The Connor Brothers - If You've Got a Skeleton in Your Closet You'd Better Make it Dance
Mike Snelle speaks to Hang-Up, "Anyone claiming to be a genius certainly isn't, and any country bestowing on itself the accolade of greatest nation on earth clearly has some narcissistic tendencies. Thankfully in the UK (these days) we are aware of our own mediocrity. The British are known for their dark self-deprecating humour and this reflects the art we make. It is also a useful distraction from our inability to draw well."
In this increasingly insane world we're looking for comedy wherever we can find it. TYPE highlights the fact that humour, when used correctly, allows artists to not only make us laugh, but shift our perspective on our world. After all, it is said that laughter decreases stress hormones and promotes an overall sense of well-being. Who doesn't want that in their private collection?
'Tell Me Beautiful Untrue Things' by @connorbrothersofficial. Come say hi, we're open until 6!👋 #theconnorbrothers #tellmebeautifuluntruethings #handpainted #paperback #newhang #friday #ownart #galleryvisit #hangupgallery #hanguppictures #stokenewington #london
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Above: The Connor Brothers - Tell Me Beautiful Untrue Things
Above: David Shrigley - Fucking Ace... you can view the work that we currently have available by David Shrigley, here.
And there we have it! Thank you for reading about our exciting upcoming exhibition. TYPE will be running from the 16th of March to the 6th of May, with the Private View launch on the evening of the 15th of March from 6-9pm. We will not be releasing our catalogue for TYPE until closer to the exhibition date, but if you have any questions or would like some more information regarding the exhibition please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 02036674550.
Remember to RSVP HERE for the Private View evening. We look forward to seeing you there!
Have a great week!
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