Menu
The New Contemporary Art Magazine

Preview: Phlegm’s “The Bestiary” at Howard Griffin Gallery

British artist Phlegm is opening an installation-based show titled "The Bestiary" at Howard Griffin Gallery in London on February 1. Even though this is his first show in an official gallery space, he stayed true to his street art origins and created a completely non-commercial exhibit. Strongly influenced by medieval bestiaries, the artist created a 3D version of his own catalogue of characters with a large scale installation in wood, clay and plaster. Just like these antiquated guides, Phlegm created pseudo-scientific texts in which some descriptions of the creatures are accurate, while others are completely fanciful and refer to the recurring characters featured in his murals. Read more after the jump.

British artist Phlegm is opening an installation-based show titled “The Bestiary” at Howard Griffin Gallery in London on February 1. Even though this is his first show in an official gallery space, he stayed true to his street art origins and created a completely non-commercial exhibit. Strongly influenced by medieval bestiaries, the artist created a 3D version of his own catalogue of characters with a large scale installation in wood, clay and plaster. Just like these antiquated guides, Phlegm created pseudo-scientific texts in which some descriptions of the creatures are accurate, while others are completely fanciful and refer to the recurring characters featured in his murals.

Known for his dedication to detailed line work, the artist put a lot of time into planning, building and finally painting this installation. As seen on these in progress images from the gallery space, the results give the visitor a chance to walk inside one of Phlegm’s paintings and experience it from different angles. For this show, he obsessively created a categorization of his creatures and collected them all in one place for the first time. The show will be on view through March 4, so make sure you see it in person if you’re in the area.

Meta
Topics
Share
Facebook
Reddit
Pinterest
Email
Related Articles
Artist and animation director Joe Vaux paints what he likes. His personal work is teeming with impish demons. His cheerful hellscapes are populated with lost souls, sharp toothed monstrosities, and swarms of wrong-doers. And yet, there’s an innocence to all of this. Click to read the Hi-Fructose exclusive interview with Joe Vaux.
Vibrant and bold, Oscar Joyo’s latest body of work which was exhibited at Thinkspace Projects in Los Angeles, vibrates the retina; while delving into his childhood memories childhood in Malawi and themes of Afrofuturism.
Something interesting happens when when artists like Alan and Carolynda Macdonald, who have the painting fundamentals mastered, decide to subvert expectations and perplex a viewers expectations conceptually. Click to read the Hi-Fructose exclusive interview.
The concept of the Wunderkammer, aka The Cabinet Of Curiosities has been an artistic inspiration for some time, however a new show opening in November by Ryan Matthew Cohn and Jean Labourdette takes it up a notch with an exceptional show of sculptures and paintings based thematically on the subject. Click to read the new Hi-Fructose exclusive interview.

Subscribe to the Hi-Fructose Mailing List