Lloyd Corporation is a collaboration between
, who shows as a solo artist with Mother’s Tankstation, and Ali Eisa, who has his own practice as well but also works as an academic, youth worker, and writer. As a duo, “they’re interested in the precarious forms of labor that result from capitalist structure, and the boundaries between public and private spaces” in capitalist economies, according to the gallery’s owner Vanessa Carlos. Good luck passing by Carlos/Ishikawa without stopping to check out the Spiderman suit tryptic (The saga of the costume continues,
2016, priced at €5,500) that hangs in the booth. Carlos explained of the work: “They are very interested in amateurism, and this very iconic Hollywood costume that gets co-opted,” by many, including those in the U.K. who collect money outside of the tube stations in DIY superhero suits. Sharing the same wall, I used to work for DHL back in the 90’s...
(2016; €8,500) includes 12 works—watercolors and protest posters collected at environmental and anti-war rallies among them.