+++ Theme From Boat Weirdos (extended version) by Pete Fowler +++3. Oct - 16. Nov 13 / ended The Book Club
The Book Club is happy to present an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Pete Fowler. Known for his psychedelic character design, Fowler’s work has over the years, taken to a wide variety of media – most notably toy designs, print making, large-scale acrylic paintings, sculpture, custom synthesisers and music videos for the likes of The Horrors and Super Furry Animals. Fowler is also one half of the cosmic yacht rock musical duo, Seahawks.
For this show, Fowler has set sail on the cosmic oceans to meet and greet the oddballs that frequent the deep waters, as well as the freaks that bother the shoreline. Comprising of acrylic painted canvas’, drawings and a large scale mural on The Book Club’s wall. Theme From Boat Weirdos takes it’s starting point from a body of work Fowler showed at Outlaws Yacht Club in Leeds earlier in the year, hence the extended version referred to in the show’s title.
For the last few years Fowler has been drawing influence from nautical themes, reflecting his time spent boat building on the Isles of Scilly post art school graduation and exploring themes with his music project, Seahawks. Combined with his love of myths, cosmic themes, synths and owls this body of work represents where Fowler’s charts have led him to creatively navigate through the noise of the 21st century.
Alongside the paintings and works on paper he will be creating a large size mural directly onto the wall of The Book Club that will reflect the themes of the show. Fowler has created various murals, indoors and outdoors, over the years from Osaka to Swansea with his last piece painted on the huge wall at Village Underground in London for a Tsunami fundraiser.
Pete Fowler was born in Cardiff 1969 and studied Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art. Fowler has worked as a freelance illustrator and designer in London since the mid-late 90s working with clients as far reaching as Sony, GQ, Kia Motors, Volvic, Disney and Paul Smith. As well as digital artwork he exhibits his original artwork in various galleries and spaces and recently had his first solo show for 4 years at the Wales Millennium Centre, which ran until the end of February 2013. Other exhibitions are planned for 2013 including solo shows at Beach in east London in August, Outlaws Yacht Club in Leeds and Team Love gallery in upstate New York.
Recent projects have included designing two one-off synthesisers for XL records, a Christmas campaign for O2, a remix and design work for Tim Burgess and a toy figure with the legendary British comic 2000AD.
Aside from his artwork Pete is one half of the cosmic smooth rock/deckshoe gaze music duo Seahawks, releasing music prolifically since 2010 and continuing to plot a similar course in 2013 with various remixes, records and CDs alongside DJing.
Disney, Levi's, Lynx, AVG, Kia Motors, Paul Smith, Sony, EMI, Warner Brothers, Poweo, Hewlett Packard, Boxfresh, Vice Magazine, GQ, Volvic, Etnies, MTV, Konami, BMG, Island Records, Rough Trade, Aardman Animation, Unilever, Greenpeace, Redbull, Warp Films, Haiti Benefit, The co-operative, Future Publishing, Big Chill, Camp Bestival & Bestival, All Tomorrows Parties, Green Man, The Horrors, Clinic.
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