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In his second solo exhibition at Hang-Up, artist Tim Fishlock questions and appraises our information-saturated age and asks us to confront what the deluge of opinion, narcissism and image overkill is doing to our society. INTROVERSION IMMERSION tackles the dreaded compulsions of social media and our own existential plight with thought-provoking and playful irreverence. Fishlock continues his shrewd comment on the fragile state of society and our place within it through his vibrant, text-based paintings, reflecting on our uneasy relationship with technology and how we are a slave to our own invention. A site-specific installation titled INTROVERSION IMMERSION takes over the entire Hang-Up bunker in the form of an enclosed ‘room’ of 72 light boxes ranged floor to ceiling. Flooded with a beguiling fusion of words and colours, we are confronted with the fiction served up every day and reminded there is no language without deceit. Upstairs, a series of six new paintings entitled SATISFACTORY LIVING are unified by the repetition of ME ME ME, presented alongside a heavy punchbag, stitched from rich leather, appliquéd with the word ‘ME’. Fishlock’s important new work reminds us that our capacity to see, feel and question is circumscribed by the type of world we are immersed in. This timely exhibition challenges us to truly look and think about how we live.      

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I began to wonder whether it’s people like me, the introverted, who are truly the most self-absorbed and self-centred.

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Tim Fishlock Tim Fishlock

Following the hugely successful inaugural show REPEAT AFTER ME at Hang-Up Gallery in August 2017, London-based artist Tim Fishlock (FKA Oddly Head) has gone on to create sell-out series of work and collaborated on several exciting projects and exhibitions. He has shown work in prestigious institutions in London including the Design Museum and the Royal Academy, where two of his works were selected by Grayson Perry for the 250th RA Summer Show. Fishlock makes work that shrewdly comments on the fragile state of society and our place within it. Through his vibrant, text-based paintings, the artist reflects on our uneasy relationship with technology and how we are being subjugated by our own invention. Whilst honing in on the dreaded compulsions of social media and our own existential plight, there is a dark humour that runs through much of Fishlock’s work. The joy of words and the value of a good pun are always evident.  

Hang-Ten

Hang-Ten

Celebrating Ten Years of Hang-Up Gallery. Banksy, Harland Miller, The Connor Brothers, Sir Peter Blake, kennardphillipps, Oddly Head, Lauren Baker, Joe Webb, Johnathan Reiner and Mark Powell

23 Jun – 2 Sep 2018

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