Figuratively Fiction by John Gathercole

5 Dec 2019 – 15 Dec 2019

Regular opening hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
16:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Free admission

Hundred Years Gallery

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Tube: Old Street
  • Overground: Hoxton

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The exhibition emerged from a submission to the Hundred Years Gallery Open Call 2019 – One of two solo shows awarded to artists receiving the highest number of visitor's votes.


John Gathercole has been working professionally for many years, selling and showing internationally, including both Tate Modern and Britain. Painting is his first love but initially found success as the founder of the Kreative Union of Neo-aesthetic Terrorists, (the K.U.N.T ists, a play on the German word for art). An anti aesthetic anti art punk collective that lampooned the art world.

With the Kreative Union he catechized what is considered art, exploring whether art is morally emancipating or socially engaging and what was considered art as both good and bad, high and lowbrow. Through this they challenged the assumptions of established aesthetic criteria by employing subversive working agendas and disputing the role of the artist in society.
They went on to open a shop/gallery, ‘The Emporium’, in East London which allowed the group to pursue a commercial artistic venture, establishing the Kuntists as a brand and entity by producing a fanzine, clothing range, art gifts and dolls and also forming a band and releasing a cd ‘Art Noises’.

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Exhibiting artists

John Gathercole


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