In his first solo show at Signal Gallery, called ‘Monochromatic Shades’, British stencil artist SPQR is exploring the Art of Protest/Protest Art conundrum. He looks into the ability of Art to protest about the evils of society as he sees them. Included in his line of fire is the art world itself, with is fashions and favourites and at it’s core, a hollow commercialism. Themes that recur for the artist are ‘surveillance’ culture, brainwashing media and the need for acts of defiance to counteract these ills. This is brilliantly achieved in his work, with a tough humour, which is distinctly lacking any sentimentality or soft edges. ‘Monochromatic Shades’ promises to be one of the most exciting new collections of stencil work to be shown in London this year.
Private View: 16 September 2010, 6 - 9pm
Open to the public: 17 September — 02 October 2010, Tuesday — Saturday 12 - 6pm
Signal Gallery | 96a Curtain Road | London EC2A 3AA
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