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IDOLS - Exhibition Opening Reception


Sat May 31 2014, 2:00pm–6:00pm

Where: EDITIONS by Collectors Contemporary, 21 Orchard Boulevard 01-21 Park House, Orchard Road, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Collectors

Opening Reception: 31 May 2014 [2 – 6pm]
Exhibition runs till 29 June 2014
The opening reception and exhibition will be held at EDITIONS by Collectors Contemporary

STATIC are taking over EDITIONS by Collectors Contemporary with IDOLS: a brand new body of work created exclusively for the gallery.

STATIC is a creative collaboration between two contemporary British artists, Tom Jackson and Craig Evans. Working out of their studio in the East end of London, the duo employ myriad techniques including painting, screen printing, drawing, stenciling and spray-painting. Inspired by popular culture, music, film and current events, their fresh ultra contemporary works are instantly recognisable for their polished graphic style, explosive electric colours and layered imagery.

For their new solo show, the artists have chosen to 'canonize' twelve contemporary idols. Reminiscent of saints cast in stained glass, each figure is encased in layered glass against a halo of gold. They are disguised in bandanas and brandishing cans of spray-paint. United by their rebellious spirit and creativity, each figure is symbolic of a cultural zeitgeist.

Combining backgrounds in Graphic Communication and Fine Art, STATIC are renowned for their layered glass pieces and multi-textured works. Their labour intensive practice involves completing every stage of the creative process in house and by hand: from hand cutting large-scale intricately detailed stencils, to hand drawn typography. They take an innovative approach to materials and have previously employed such diverse components as wood, metal, Perspex, glass, diamond dust, resin, ash and magnesium powder.

STATIC will be traveling from the UK to open IDOLS. This exhibition will provide a unique opportunity for visitors to meet the artists in person and learn more about their multilayered experimental practice.

Jackson and Evans have collaborated since 2006. They have exhibited internationally: in the US, UK Japan, Italy, India and Moscow. Their work is also held in the private collection of the Saudi Arabian Royal Family.

STATIC is represented by Collectors Contemporary.