127 Green Lanes
2nd February to 23rd February 2019
Wednesday to Saturday | 11 am to 6 pm
Atom Gallery is proud to present “Instant Mash” a solo exhibition of new and recent work by Hackney-based pop-artist Carl Stimpson – a mash-up of Muses, Murals and Music
Carl Stimpson’s work mixes carefully painted portraits of icons from the worlds of music and film with cartoon imagery and techniques, and classic but obscure advertising logos. So far, so pop-art, but where his work diverges is in his treatment of this classic material – his use of the ‘ligne-claire’ technique, the imposition and projection of his mash-ups onto suburban and urban walls as fictional murals, a slight twist in some of the lovingly painted portraits.
Having trained initially as a painter – he studied Fine Art at The Arts Institute of Bournemouth (now Arts University College Bournemouth) – the recent addition of screenprinting to his painting techniques has allowed Stimpson to introduce an element of mass-production to his work, producing beautifully varied editions where the flatness of a screenprinted black ink layer contrasts with the softer hand-painted elements.
Stimpson currently lives and works in Hackney.