127 Green Lanes
2nd March to 23rd March 2019
Atom Gallery is pleased to present “Everything is really bad…” a solo exhibition of new and recent paintings by painter and art provocateur Babak Ganjei.
Babak Ganjei graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins in 2001. Since then he has been working independently as an artist, playing in bands (Absentee, Wet Paint), writing comic books (Hilarious Consequences, Early Learnings, Twit) and hosting regular radio show “Hot Mess” on NTS radio.
In 2014 Babak sold a set of twigs from his neighbourhood on eBay for £62. He has turned books by Jeremy Clarkson, Nigel Farage and Donald Trump into works of blackout poetry, and tried to sell a painting of his credit card back to Barclays for the value of the debt. It didn’t work but he made a “friend”.
Last year a selection of the 180 and counting Film Ideas that Babak pitched via Instagram were printed into a zine by Rough Trade Books.
This exhibition will show some of Babak’s recent text-based works and tropical paintings, in addition to new limited edition screenprints printed and published by Atom.