The Outsiders is proud to present Work on Paper, a solo exhibition by the artist Stanley Donwood. Included in this selection are never before seen images as well as prints from his most acclaimed series namely ʻAtoms For Peaceʼ, ʻLondon Viewsʼ and ʻTwisted Woodsʼ.
Feb 7th – Mar 12th 2011
The Outsiders is proud to present Work on Paper, a solo exhibition by the artist Stanley Donwood. Downstairs in The Dungeon, Donwood will showcase a selection of Artist Proofs, rare print editions, and original drawings on paper. Included in this selection are never before seen images as well as prints from his most acclaimed series namely ʻAtoms For Peaceʼ, ʻLondon Viewsʼ and ʻTwisted Woodsʼ.
Renowned for his collaboration with Radiohead, Stanley has created all the bandʼs artwork from their second album on. Yet, Donwoodʼs evocative and haunting imagery reaches far beyond bandʼs brand, which he helped to catapult to international stardom. Interweaving meditative illustrations with propagandist text and graphics, his workʼs potency lies in the unique pairing of deeply personal emotions and political themes alongside an inherent sense of reserved wit. This winning combination allows for the examination of grave subjects not entirely seriously but without a doubt respectfully.
"Work on paper, I thought... work on paper. The forthcoming show at Mr Lazarides' earliest gallery acquisition, once an emporium of sadomasochistic paraphenalia called 'Swish' and now a sort of shop-cum-gallery called 'The Outsiders' is to be an exhibition of various marks that I've made on paper. And the thing is, I'm not actually in my studio, but in a kind of no-man's-land in the crumbling edifice that houses it… It's at times like this that I wonder why I didn't listen to my teachers when I was younger, why I laughed at those careers-advice people." —Stanley Donwood