get yourselves to London to see Everything Is Electrified by artist, Joe Simpson. The exhibition takes the unlikely subject of pylons and follows Musician Portraits - previously featured on the blog here.
Speaking to Simpson in the run-up to the exhibition, the artist says:
"Whilst I was preparing for the musician portraits exhibition, I wanted to keep creating art, but to do something quite different as a creative break. I wanted to make paintings that I could do with minimal source material and that wouldn’t rely on sitters. I’ve always been interested in bold skies and clouds and started to make landscapes. I wanted to contrast the sprawling natural shapes of the skies with straight, formal and rigid imagery – so started to draw pylons and transmission towers over the top. I’ve always liked pylons and wires across the skyline, they feel quite cinematic – like they appear in a Spielberg movie."
PS. if you were wondering, the title of the exhibition comes from this song...
Electrified - Ben Sollee
Everything Is Electrified runs from January 20th – 30th, 2012 at Camden Town Unlimited everyday 12pm – 8pm.