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Prints ‘R’ Us
From: Wed 24 October 2012, Open daily 11.00am - 6.00pm
To: Sun 27 October 2013
Free, no booking required
Chelsea Futurespace, Hepworth Court, Grosvenor Waterside, Gatliff Road, London, SW1W 8QP
PRINTS ‘R’ US brings together the work of two influential British artists who are exhibiting together for the first time.
Brad Faine and Steven Thomas are conceptual artists who make prints using vibrant colour with under-lying irony, wit and visual puns. Their work is heavily influenced by graphic design techniques as well as British and American Pop Art.
Brad Faine’s recent conceptual works create a vibrant, colourful interplay between visual and textural layers of meaning and are structured around complex geometric layers of words, numbers, images and symbols that create the underlying philosophy.
Faine set up his own printmaking studio, Coriander, in 1973, which has become the global venue for all contemporary artists wishing to create silkscreen and digital limited editions of their work. He shows successfully throughout the UK and Europe and has recently enjoyed exhibiting in the acclaimed group show at 45 Park Lane – The Dorchester Collection with Damien Hirst, Bruce McLean and Sir Peter Blake. His work is collected avidly and is represented in many private collections.
Steven Thomas is the co-founder and creative director of the design group Whitmore-Thomas. He has travelled the globe working on an extraordinary array of truly iconic projects from Biba to Paul McCartney, from London Transport to the Subaru World Rally team; now his practice is away from the drawing board and back to its roots.
Steven Thomas has amalgamated all of his formative influences from painting, particularly pop art, design craft and rock’n’roll in his recent image-making producing several new suites of prints; his love of humour, word-play and visual ambiguity adding a playful surface appeal to his recent work. He has had several solo exhibitions and has contributed to many group shows hanging alongside Damien Hirst, Roy Lichtenstein, Sir Peter Blake, Jasper Johns and Patrick Caulfield.