Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Joe Wilson Fireworks For Dead Men Solo Show at Coningsby Gallery

Joe Wilson invites you to join him for the private view of 'Fireworks For Dead Men', the inaugural solo exhibition.

Private View - 27 March 6 - 9pm

In this exhibition, Joe takes influence from the idea of 'Memento Mori'. The Latin phrase translates as 'remember your mortality', dating back to times of antiquity, the idiom was used to describe artworks that featured a 'figure of death'. Often placed with their eyes open, the recently deceased were once captured in postmortem photography as a last remaining memory for those left behind. Joe pays homage to this strange practice in breathtaking, hand printed portraits.

The show centers around a collection of new work, exploring centuries-old reverse glass mirror painting techniques, updated for the modern day to create beautiful and haunting one off pieces. These pieces will be available for sale throughout the show along with a selection of screen printed paper editions.

A number of older pieces of work and original drawings will also be on display, with a limited number for sale.

Joe's unique drawing style attracts a mixture of different clients from editorial to fashion, he has produced work for clients such as: The Guardian, Ted Baker, Faber & Faber, Film4, Saatchi & Saatchi, Adidas, Johnnie Walker, 21st Amendment, Little White Lies, Arrow Films, London Fashion Week and Visa.


The show runs from the 24th March - 4th April

The Coningsby Gallery
30 Tottenham Street
London W1T 4RJ
+44 (0) 20 7636 7478

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