Hi there, Affordable Art Fans!
We have some NEW SHOW NEWS for you!
If you haven’t already been along, Conclave Brighton’s new group show Hit for 6! is now up and running in our main, ground floor gallery space, but in the coming weeks, we have a couple of special shows in our new basement exhibition space, all for your artistic delectation!
Conclave Basement Exhibition Space: 12th – 20th October
Launch party Friday 11th October, 5-8pm
His artwork is an exotic cocktail of graffiti, street, graphic and pop art, inspired by social media, graffiti, consumerism, pop culture and the urban life in which he lives. The materials he uses to make his artwork are a mix of acrylic, household paints, spray paint, glitter, screen printing, markers, and mixed media collages of comic books, digital prints and found objects.
His street-art inspired subversive pop-art works are a fun, colourful psychedelic and humorous approach exposing the human condition: notions of success, money, glamour, love, death, sex, gender and religion are picked at with dry, comedic use of tragedy meshed with absurdity.
His work is in many public and private collections worldwide (and is also owned by Noel Fielding and Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim!)
For his solo show at CONCLAVE BRIGHTON (basement space) Barrie will be showcasing a series of affordable paintings, mixed media and print works, and launching of his new limited-edition book “Barrie J Davies is an Artist”. (We’ll also get to experience a bit of Barrie’s psychedelic DJing at the launch party!)
To see more of Barrie’s work, head over to his page here.
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Conclave Basement Exhibition Space: 26th October – 3rd November
Chainsaw & THE GIRL is a unique collaboration between artists BILLY CHAINSAW & GIRL SH*T: one that explores their shared love of MUSIC, SUBCULTURE & MAGICK, one that will take over the CONCLAVE Brighton basement exhibition space with a very special, interactive week-long installation.
BILLY CHAINSAW artist statement: “In my early teens I developed an obsession with American comic books, masks, the movies, magick, and author William S. Burroughs… elements that repeatedly feature in my mixed-media, cut up pop art.”
THE GIRL (aka GIRL SH*T) artist statement: “GIRL SH*T is informed by a love of subcultures, music, ’zines, gig posters, fashion, art, design and punk feminism.”
To see more of Billy Chainsaw’s work, head over to his page here.
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Opening times for both shows are as per the main gallery (Tues-Wed: 12-6 / Thurs-Sat: 10-6 / Sun 11-5). Call in to see what it’s all about!
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