The artists, both originally from United Kingdom, portrayed on more than sixty artworks the feelings of rebellion and disunion of their country of origin, fuelled even more in the latest years by political and administrative decisions that lead into Brexit. These themes are explored through portraits and figurative subjects, painted with chalk, conté, pastels, spray paint on different supports.
Guy Denning, born in England in 1965, started painting in the ‘80s, associating himself with the second wave of punk, painting on the streets and finding inspiration from the band CRASS and the photo-montage visions of artist Gee Vaucher.
His art, fruit of years of self-taught work, is the result of a socio-political analysis of contemporary world, with particular interest for environmental issues, movements of rebellion and protest.
Since the early ‘90s, along participating in events and street art festivals, he exhibited in dozens of solo and group shows everywhere in the world and his works are part of public and private collections, including the MAGI’900 Museum in Pieve di Cento.
Since 2007 Guy Denning has lived and continues to work in Finistère, France.
8Mail, born in England in 1999, starting at the age of 13 he has painted at Upfest, Europe’s largest street art festival and his participation has been confirmed every subsequent year.
Student at Central St Martins in London, his artworks often depict riots, protests, fights scenes and migratory movements, cause by socio-political instability around the world.
Apart from participating in street art festivals, he has exhibited at various group shows in London, where he currently studies, works and lives.
The 36 original portraits by Guy Denning are inspired by a poem he wrote and narrated himself. You can listen to the full version in the video below. Text, music and images by Guy Denning.
You can visit the show until 4th March 2018, every day (except monday) from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00.
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