AboutFrom telephones, pint glasses, coffee cups and football shirts to fly-posters, basic computer graphics and the language of product design, five London-based artists draw on the unassuming objects and materials of everyday modern living. Their shared interests go beyond injecting the over-familiar with something new or strange. Using simple gestures, action, sculpture and print, their works carry pathos and poetry.
Appau Junior Boakye-Yiadom (b.1984, London) Graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 2008. Previous Exhibitions Include: Restrike, Poppy Sebire Gallery, London, 2011; Peacock Trousers, Josh Lilly Gallery, London, 2011; Misguided Warrior, Squid & Tabernacle, London, 2010 (solo); This is England, Aubin Gallery, London, 2010; Like Love Parts One & Two and Action, The Bluecoat, Liverpool, 2010; Backwash, Primo Alonso Gallery, London, 2009 (solo) www.boakye-yiadom.com
Loz Chalk (b. Born 1983, Folkestone, Kent) Graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 2011. Recent Exhibitions Include: Premiums, Sackler Galleries, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2010; PRIMER-UWE/Spike Fellows Show, Spike Island, Bristol, 2008; The Wrong Place, The Old Pro Cathedral, Bristol, 2007; Build Me A Monument, 37 Jamaica Street, Bristol, 2007; Art Vaults, Southampton, 2007. http://www.laurencechalk.co.uk/
Rhys Coren (b.1983, Plymouth) Graduated from the University of West England in 2005. Recent exhibitions include: The Second Most Popular, BAM BAM BAM, Wolstenholme, Liverpool, 2011 (solo); my friend speak HTML, NRMAL FESTIVAL, Monterrey, Mexico, 2011; ICML PRSNT... Duck Hunt, Rhubaba, Edinburgh, 2011; Something is Coming, Godspeeeeed Gallery, Richmond, VA, USA, 2010; Techno-Thriller, The Newbridge Project, Newcastle, 2010; VIDEO PROGETTO, Grand Union, Birmingham UK and 26CC, Rome, Italy, 2010;
Paintings From England & American, CRISP, London, 2010; After Newsround, Old Shoreditch Station, Jaguar Shoes, London, 2009 (solo). www.rhyscoren.co.uk
Jack Newling (b.1983, Nottingham) Graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 2009. Recent exhibitions include: Then again, SPACE, London, 2011 (solo); With and without painting, Max Wigram galley. London, 2011; Friendships of the peoples, Simon Oldfield. London, 2011; Jerwood Contemporary Painters, Jerwood Space. London, 2010; Pleasure ground, Lokaal 01, Breda, Netherlands, 2010; TAG from 3TO36: New London Painting, Brown. London, 2010; Bloomberg new contemporaries, Cornerhouse, Manchester, Club row London, 2009. www.jacknewling.com
Laura Wilson (b. 1983) graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2006. Selected exhibitions include; Header Stretcher Soldier Sailor Shiner Rowlock, Vitrine Gallery, London, 2011; Horse of a different colour, Siobhan Davies Studios, London, 2010; Preludes and Nocturnes, Dalston New Library, London 2010; Field Broadcast as part of Wysing Contemporary, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, 2010; Late at Tate, Tate Britain, 2009; Endgames, Truck, Canada 2007; Ename Actueel 2007, Foundation, Belgium, 2007. www.laurawilson.me