‘The Weird Machine’ opening at Lo-Fi Collective on the 4th of November will showcase new works and installation by Sydney artist Numskull. This highly anticipated solo show will feature paintings in mixed media on canvas, wood, custom made signs and installation pieces. This show will also be the release of a set of limited edition prints by the artist.
‘The Weird Machine’ invites the public into the nonsensical world of Numskull. A sometimes confusing collage of bold, detailed and distracting imagery and an exploration of the blurred lines between real life experience, and dream states. Numskull’s new collection of work explores of the effects of modernity in a world where we are constantly pestered and bombarded with uninvited visual material. Advertising, signs, false heroes all dominate our environment, this is his response.
‘The Weird Machine’
6pm, Thursday 4th November 2010
Lo-Fi Collective Gallery – 383 Bourke St, Darlinghurst
For more information, interviews or images please contact Marty Routledge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Numskull is a Sydney based artist, who’s bold work has become a favourite on the street and in the gallery for its epic mashes of text, pop iconography and stencil figures.
Often quite nonsensical, his work mashes together images which explore love, hate, mystery, fantasy and false heroes that dominate the airspace via advertising. Having grown up on a diet of graffiti, comics and cartoons, Numskull draws from this and a love of sign-painting to create original, humorous and often controversial pieces using screenprint, stencils and paintbrush.
Having no formal art education or training, Numskull’s style and practice has evolved through experimentation and his involvement in the street art and graffiti culture. A short and somewhat frustrating involvement in the advertising world also led him to see and explore his surroundings in a different light.
Numskull’s art practice comes from his experiences with people, average life and often the strangest of situations.