W+K has been lucky enough to team up with Jotta in order to put on a series of exhibitions showcasing the wealth of emerging creative talent from their network. Last week we opened the first in our series of collaborations with them, Geometry Is Never Wrong. This show brings together the work of artists Andrew Beedle, James R. Ford and David Wightman, in order to explore the relationship between graphic and fine art techniques.
Thanks to the fabulous Millie and Ellie from Jotta, and all the artists involved.
Here are some installation views:
Here's a little more about each of the artists involved:
Currently studying at London College of Communication; his varied and vivdily hued body of work includes typography, photography, a range of "disgustingly bad/good" illustrations of women's faces and some retina-burning graphic prints. Andrew has been delving deeper into moving image production, editorial output and rigid grid systems. Some of his biggest inspirations include M/M Paris, Gregory Crewdson, Steven Klein and Pocahontas.
David Wightman studied Fine Art, Middlesex University and completed an MA in Painting at Royal College of Art, London in 2003. He has exhibited his paintings of textured geometric works and flat plane landscapes widely across London and the UK since then. His current work juxtaposes geometric abstraction with cheap wallpaper, drawing on his own background and oscillating between working-class interiors and formalist colour-field paintings.
A British artist whose practice is engaged with pastimes, pursuits and obsessions, Ford delves into the activities and influences of his childhood as a way of both embarking and staying put, exploring notions of repetition, boredom and idiocy with a sense of humour and pathos. His body of work consists of projects and investigations based around observations, process and play: ranging from inventing a new home-based sport, to covering a Ford Capri in over 4,000 toy cars, to spending countless hours scribbling loops. Having recently relocated from London to Wellington, Ford's first engagement with New Zealand audiences rests between two locales. His project A Tweet a Day, 2009-2021, will continue an 11 year word-for-word reading of a childhood book through Twitter. His Twitter name is @JamesRFord.