Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Graham Carter at the Coningsby Gallery

Graham Carter opens his new solo show tonight at the Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, London. (Goodge Street Tube)

‘East Meets West’ is a collision of design elements from 40’s and 50’s America, juxtaposed by traditional oriental imagery and landscapes, creating a wonderful sense of nostalgia and a visual feast.

These passions stem from a childhood full of American re-runs and comic books, and as strongly as American culture influenced Graham the child Japanese culture and style has made it’s mark on Graham the adult, “I’m not entirely sure where it comes from but I’ve always had an affinity wit eastern mythology, folklore and design. More and more it keeps creeping into my work

Along side affordable silkscreen prints and giclee hybrids Graham has produced new 3D screen prints which combine laser cut Perspex characters placed in front of screen printed backgrounds and foregrounds. These extraordinary pieces have become highly collected due to their very small editions and skill in design and construction, “ I think people get really excited by these pieces because they can feel how much I enjoyed creating them. When I first saw them finally made up all these extraordinary shadows from the screen printed glass reflected in the Perspex creating an entire new layer, it looked amazing!”

‘East meet West’ opens on Sunday 31st August and runs until Saturday 12th September. Open daily.

Graham Carter will be exhibiting at the Brighton Art Fair at the start of October

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