Imitate Modern is excited to announce the arrival of our new group exhibition “Rhythm” at 90 Piccadilly. The exhibition will run from 31st May to 9th June celebrating the arrival of summer and will be called Rhythm after one of the most dramatic works in the show by the artist Ed Ball
As the name suggests rhythm and music are the uniting themes for the multidisciplinary art selection we will be presenting. The exhibition will include prints, photography, paintings and sculpture by our resident artists as well as selected artworks from private collections and by invited participants.
The exhibition aims to bring about rhythm into the visual realm. It will include abstract paintings of music, portraits of Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and Prince but will not only be about the kings of rhythm and beat but also about the music of our everyday lives. In the end of the day what is life without rhythm?!
Some highlights from Rhythm exhibition:
-The main work in the show Rhythm is a painting by Ed Ball painted in 2015, which the artist Ed Ball, who specialises in painting music considers the pivotal work in his career, produced at the dawn of his early period of painting music.
In the words of the artist Ed Ball: 'I’m a multi-media artist who loves exploring contemporary abstract work in many ways. But back then I was focused on the art of painting sound and music, expressing myself in the pure and simple act of becoming at one with the music. A bit like when you are dancing to an amazing track, you are with the groove and you just don’t care because you are lost in the sound, beat, and rhythm! … it just all came together for me with this piece, on this special day I discovered the cathartic experience of painting to music. That day I lost myself in paint music and colour”.
The creation of Rhythm has been well documented in terms of photography and video, See the artist blog post about Rhythm:
-The exhibition will feature the iconic image by photographer David La Chapelle of Michael Jackson presented as a misunderstood angel and martyr.
-Imitate Modern will be presenting the work of Henry Hate for the first time, who is a London based visual artist & tattoo artist. His tattoo work is visible on the likes of Amy Winehouse, Alexander McQueen, Boy George and Pete Doherty to name just a few. Stepping outside the box of the tattoo world that has brought him much success, he is now shifting into the world of fine art. The artist will feature his work Diva Las Vegas, image of Elvis Presley with quite a dramatic twist at Rhythm among a few other prints.
Ballet never gets old, but when it comes to ballet and Tyler Shields you are surely in for something different. Whether it is ballerinas smoking cigarettes or Chanel ballet shoes, the photographer knows how to bewilder and amuse by bringing together contemporary culture and the classic.
A number of artworks by other artists will feature at the exhibition including Mairi-Luise Tabbakh, Cody Choi, Cartrain, Lukas Avalon, Oliver Dunsch, Schoony, Day-z, Triana Terry, Rich Simmons, Paul Oz and George Morton Clark.
For further information regarding the exhibition, images or to arrange interviews with the artists please get in touch by email [email protected].