Previous Art at UD Presents…
Soon to be a graduate of the Loughborough
School of Arts, Julia Gittins is a freelance
Illustrator based in London. Working mainly in mixed media illustrations her focus is directed towards Book and Editorial work as well as poster design. Her work transcends the border between the real world and the fantastical one, joining them together in imagery that is as beautiful as it is imaginative.
**She also did the wonderful artwork for our D/R/U/G/S show in March & Boy Mandeville in April!
“Eyes On The Wall are a small team of interdisciplinary artists delivering fresh solutions to visual projects. We specialize in creating personalized content and mixing live-action for music and theatre events, art installations, exhibitions and stage performances, private and public launchings. Our multi-cultural backgrounds give us a unique insight and thinking for each project. Together we take in a broad range of ambitious and experimental projects, which are mainly focused on all-encompassing and improvised visualization in live context”
Nat Urazmetova, Roman Knipping Sorokin & Valeria Meng of the collective were kind enough to join us for our D/R/U/G/S show in March…
by Jamie Shovlin, Mike Harte & Murray Ward.
Lustfaust was a hoax 1970s German electronic music band, whose memorabilia was notably featured in the Beck’s Futures exhibition in 2006, and which deceived Sunday Times cultural commentator Waldemar Januszczak into running an article describing their activities. Januszczak went so far as to tip the collection for the Beck’s Futures prize!
The exhibit, which was eventually runner up for the prize once it had been exposed, was designed by conceptual artists Jamie Shovlin, Mike Harte and Murray Ward. Shovlin had previously gained notoriety by setting up an exhibition of art that was claimed to have been produced by a 13-year-old missing schoolgirl called Naomi V. Jelish (who, like Lustfaust, never existed — her name was even an anagram of the artist’s name). The work has been praised for the depth of its deception — the artists set up fake web sites about the band and added it to Wikipedia, assembled photographs and chronologies for their tours, recorded an interview with the band’s “German-Belgian frontman”, and even recorded excerpts of music which were attributed to them.
The deception was so deep that some viewers actually boasted of having seen the band live. This was in spite of deliberate clues which had been included in the exhibition, such as notes describing the band as veering “dangerously close to Spinal Tap-isms” and “an obscurantist’s dream”.
We were lucky enough to be able to show ‘performances’ of Lustfaust as part of Unquiet Desperation with Wild Palms, Phantom and Spokes on November 13th.
JESS FLOOD PADDOCK [ARTIST]
“Her thoroughly thought out and often-witty work uses cement and other building materials to give a roughly finished look that can feel edgy and unsettling at times. Not having had any formal training in fabricating using these materials, Flood-Paddock has picked up what she can when needed, through, as she describes, “awkward conversations in DIY shops”. “
(DAZED & CONFUSED)
(DAZED DIGITAL / CONVERSE EMERGING ARTIST SHORTLIST)- 2010
“Jess Flood-Paddock’s work is centred in the solitude and dialogue of her studio practice, questioning the actions and objects of making in such a way as to dislodge the expectations attatched to weight, to gesture, to material. Without relying on perceptual games her table-top pieces fox the eye - assuming a monumentality beyond their scale”
Jess Flood-Paddock trained at the Slade (BA Fine Art 2000) and the RCA (MA Sculpture 2005). Her work has featured in several group shows nationally including Transformer, Woburn Square, 2007; New Contemporaries, London and Liverpool 2006.
Jess was kind enough to create this visual display for our October show with Mount Kimbie…