Hang-Up Gallery are delighted to announce their forthcoming show ‘100 BPM’ by British graphic artist Patrick Thomas. Silkscreened bold heart ideograms combined with found imagery and collage will be a recurring motif throughout the exhibition, which is timed to coincide with the Feast of Saint Valentine.   100 BPM will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in London since 2008 and will be the first time that the collection will be shown publicly. The majority of works on show will be limited editions and unique pieces created using free-form screenprinting and collage, a technique which the artist has been investigating over the past 18 months in Berlin and Barcelona. This work explores the area between the unique artwork and the edition.  What makes your heart flutter at 100BPM? #SHOWSOMELOVE with Hang-Up this 2014.



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Thomas has been described as an ‘icongraphiste’ by American design critic Steven Heller. His work combines iconic images to create new, powerful messages. His art avoids labels, Thomas explains “I’m interested in process, in typography, in image-making and art. What I do is hopefully something that doesn’t fit neatly into any one of these categories.” Thomas' art is rooted in popular iconography that is re-purposed and re-composed; transforming common visual artefacts into social and political commentary. Thomas believes art should communicate, provoke and question, “I almost feel an obligation to criticise or question.” Although, ambiguity also plays an important role in his art. A successful piece, he feels, has multiple possibilities of interpretation.



by Kieran Collins


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