Posted on June 25, 2012
Tinsel & Twinkle
TINSEL & TWINKLE KIDNAP A BANKER!
6th – 19th of July, this is the first retrospective by the art duo – Tinsel and Twinkle – and is also an amazing opportunity to see a large cross section of their work, including previously unseen pieces, and a selection from the back catalogue. This is also a chance to re visit previous art stunts – Tinsel and Twinkle as Traffic Wardens giving away free art, and the wonderfully acclaimed ‘Opinionated Objects’. All works will be for sale including a run of limited edition prints.
Tinsel & Twinkle have chosen to present their ‘mini’ Retrospective fairly early on in their artistic careers. The works on display offer an insight into their individual artistic concerns. Social and political themes dominate the show, illustrating their quest to highlight, expose and question; bringing contemporary issues to the forefront.
Tinsel’s passionate ideology as an artist is rooted in a desire to create works which question and challenge social and political issues. Her commentary is a personal response to social injustice. Incorporating text into her paintings, the works are littered with action statements, personal mottos, questions, observations and anecdotes, reflective of her earnest approach to dealing with serious concerns.
Twinkle’s work has been inspired by social political issues in Britain both now and as it existed decades and centuries ago. Recently her work has become more universal in it’s consideration. Often satirical and usually political, the content carries dark undertones and attempts to shine a light on where the Human condition repeatedly remains in the dark.
Private View: 7.30-9.30pm Thursday July 5th.
Exhibition: 6th – 19th July
Venue: A-side B-side Gallery, Hackney Downs Studios, 5-9 Amhurst Terrace, Hackney LONDON E8 2BT
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday 12-6pm or by appointment.
Nearest Tube: Dalston Kingsland Overground