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Thu, 05 Nov

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29 Northgate

My Reality, Your Reality, It’s Reality and Shirts

Presenting a body of work by artist John Tiney accompanied by a selection of the artists paintings. A solo exhibition opening at Prism Contemporary on the 5th November.

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My Reality, Your Reality, It’s Reality and Shirts
My Reality, Your Reality, It’s Reality and Shirts

Time & Location

05 Nov 2020, 18:00 – 30 Nov 2020, 17:00

29 Northgate, 29 Northgate, Ewood, Blackburn BB2 1JU, UK

About the event

Presenting a body of work ‘My Reality, Your Reality, It’s Reality and Shirts’ accompanied by a selection of the artists paintings. Whilst constrained by dimension, form and process, a cacophony of references are encapsulated in John’s paintings. T-shirt graphics, Disney scenery, paint smears, corporate logos, ‘how to draw guides,’ skateboard stickers, infographics , caricatures, pop culture references, coffee beans, tea cups, beer cans and neon colours spill forwards; captured in paint and expressed skilfully through  a curious but sympathetic blend of gestural, representational, printed and graphic mark-making.  

A methodical process of archiving, collating, wearing, staining, screen-printing, stretching and treating T-shirts to form neatly-squared makeshift canvases, sometimes batch producing; has seen the artist evolve a ‘creative production line’ over several years, liberating himself from the measured pace of hand-painting as he resolves these artworks with satisfying speed. The uniform dimensions of this series create a building block set to devise geometric formations in each new space, with a colour spectrum spanning 100 shades.

In contrast, his paintings require a patient investment whilst offering no formula other than proportion. Each new work unexpected and disconnected from previous works.

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