BodyPop takes a look at the female form in the twin worlds of art history and advertising or popular culture. A 'solo' show plus friends. In that, several invited guest artists have contributed pieces on the theme/subject of the image of woman. The collection illustrates the passing of the baton, visual remixing of old masters such as Sylvette David given an 80s twist with leopard print and Sottsass bacteria. Art informing and feeding the next wave, the trickle down effect into the applied arts and even back again are hinted at just as Lichtenstein plucked from the world of comics and produced mechanical looking 'fine art'. This look in itself has for a long time found it's way back into the mainstream media and branding on our high streets, thus completing the circle/sphere*? of influence.
Faceless lingerie models, the image of the domestic goddess, allusions to fetishism and strong iconic cubist portraiture contribute to the mix of works on offer from an artist with a growing reputation, client and collectors list as well as 31 years involvement in graffiti and street art. His first London solo show was funded by a very generous donation from a "well known yet secretive British artist".
Central to the pieces are references to the wider history of modern art, Matisse's oak leaves, Mondrian's colour scheme and a splash of Hockney mark making in print form.
The works range from assemblage and found objects, collage, screen print and paintings. Some pieces are on loan from private collections and will not be for sale.
"Vinnie Nylon has been writing graffiti since 1985, coming from a background of the peace movement, punk and skateboarding in which he had painted slogans and stencils even as a young boy in the early 80s prior to the so called era of Subway Art.
Much of the subject matter of Vinnie Nylon’s paintings is the product of a lifelong collecting obsession with post war products, badges, cartoons, toys and advertising media. Stories are acted out by a cast of vintage vinyl dolls and advertising mascots. Icons of consumer culture have been reinterpreted and given his personal twist, a roll call that includes Valvo, Soda pop, Lucky boy, Bright spark and My-T-Toof"
Words from Stolen Space
Previous clients and publication includes Thames and Hudson, Graphotism, Sony playstation, Foster’s ice beer, Granada Television, Garage magazine, Hip Hop connection, 50-50 skateboards, Anglia television, Penguin books, Reebok, Environment agency, Dope clothing, Groovetech, Thursday club records, Wildcat body piercing, Walkabout foundation, Art against slavery, Juice magazine (Germany) and Paul Oakenfold.
Vinnie Nylon is represented by Wish Less gallery in Tokyo and Stolen Space in London.
Previous selected shows -
Saints and Sinners - Stolen Space
Never Judge (Penguin books classic covers) - Stolen Space
Poptimism - High Roller Society
Let the good times roll - Stour Space Hackney
One night in Bethnalhem - High Roller Society
Nylonatronik - Wish Less gallery - Tokyo
Fear of a Crack Planet - Newcastle
Stocking Fillers - London
The Reasons for Seasons - Stolen Space
LAX / LHR - Stolen Space
Nylonatronik pop up show - Tag Sta - Fukuoka Japan
Season Ticket - Shoreditch London
Salon des Refusés 5 - West London
Cook Pass Babtridge - Moosey Art - Norwich
Art of LOVE - Village Underground - London
15 years smiling with friends, an exhibition by Pez featuring collaborations with artist friends: West Bank gallery - London