For Back to Front, Something in the Attic worked with figurative artists Nettie Wakefield and Ed Haslam to curate an exhibition in which they collaborated for the first time. Nettie developed her reverse portraits, whilst Ed revealed the face of the same subject. A new body of 24 drawings were created for the exhibition which took place at the Nancy Victor gallery between the 5th and 14th of December 2013, for the opening we took the show off-site to the Sanderson’s Billiard Room where a series of prints and paintings were installed, and a vinyl-only DJ set was performed by Andrew Ashong (Sound Signature). Subsequently, … Continue reading
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Tagged Andrew Ashong, Back of House, Back to Front, Billiard Room, Cedric Bardawil, December 2013, DJ set, Drawing, Ed Haslam, Exhibition, Figurative Art, Fionn Macdiarmid, London, Majestic Disorder, Nancy Victor, Nettie Wakefield, nick hadfield, Robert Pattinson, Sanderson, Something in the Attic, Sound Signature, Vinyl Only
Many thanks to everyone who came to Lynnie Zulu’s pop-up exhibition on the 21st & 22nd of March 2013. We had a great time putting the show together and having you there. Below is a mix by Nick Hadfield which is intended to be a soundtrack to the art, we’ve also included some photo highlights from both nights. All the best, Cedric
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Tagged Cedric Bardawil, Exhibition, i-D, i-D Online, Jungle Fever, London, lynnie zulu, nick hadfield, Notting Hill, Pop-up, Something in the Attic
Cedric Bardawil: How would you describe your work? Lynnie Zulu: Vibrant super graphics with a psychedelic twist! I want my work to draw the observer into a mysterious and curious world. CB: What can we expect at your upcoming exhibition Jungle Fever? LZ: Jungle Fever has been a lot of fun to put together – the theme is riddled with exoticism, mystery and discovery. It has been pointed out that all of my illustrations for this show are of women – maybe I have subconsciously chosen them because symbolically forests are female and hold their secrets.
Jungle Fever is a thrilling ride into the wild world of Lynnie Zulu. Her bold tribal graphics – with a jazzy, psychedelic twist – lead us on an expedition into the unknown. Zulu’s spontaneous and fluid style imprints her vivacious personality on all her work. Her connections with Tanzania also enable her to draw from a deep well of African creativity. For her first solo show, she has made spectacular use of the vibrant patterns and colours found in tropical rainforests and jungles. Her fascination with the individual also introduces us to a community of mysterious and charismatic characters. Faces magically emerge from the patterns … Continue reading
In anticipation for our exhibition with Andrew McAttee on the 25th and 26th of October 2012, we’d like to share some footage from the previous Something in the Attic event which took place in June 2012. Footage in the Attic from Something in the Attic on Vimeo.
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Tagged Bumpkin, David Shillinglaw, DJ Stavef, Exhibition, June 2012, Live Drawing, London, Notting Hill, Pop-up, Something in the Attic, Street Art, Urban Art
We are pleased to announce our next show with Andrew McAttee on the 25th and 26th of October 2012. You may be familiar with Andrew’s work from his early years with Elms Lesters Painting Rooms (1997 – 2007) where he exhibited alongside Ron English, Adam Neate, Space Invader, Dalek and Delta – or perhaps you’ve seen his more recent work for Sony Playstation. Andrew McAttee was recently featured in the London Metro for his upcoming auction at Bonhams Urban Art auction in LA (see excerpt below). What stands out is his brave use of colour, providing the viewer “an imaginative glimpse into another world”, he … Continue reading
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Tagged Abstract Expressionism, Adam Neate, Andrew McAttee, Bonhams, Dalek, Delta, Elms Lesters, Expressive Pop, LA, London, Metro, Notting Hill, October 2012, Optimism, Pop Art, Ron English, Something in the Attic, Space Invader, Street Art, Urban Art, Urban Art Auction
Cedric Bardawil: I see certain themes re-occur in your art, could you explain them? David Shillinglaw: That’s a hard thing to do, my body of work has changed over 10 years since I graduated. I’d say there are constants throughout my work, however it changes quite a lot thematically and in terms of medium. The crux of my work is about the human condition, but that term is as broad as any term can be. In my book, Colourful Condition, I talk about the struggle of being human. Whether you are rich or poor, black or white, old or young, we all face struggles.