The Coningsby Gallery presents H.Y.T. Studio: ‘Business or pleasure’‏

The Coningsby Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition of H.Y.T. studio entitled ‘Business or Pleasure’.

H.Y.T. studio will present a new body of work produced over the past months. Featuring a series of bold, colourful paintings. The exhibition addresses the tensions between a commercially focused style and a personal uninhibited approach.

The artist has used unwanted elements from commercial projects to create bold, semi-abstract paintings. “Most of the graphics and illustrations I make are unused. This is not to say they are ‘not good enough’ rather they have been deemed inappropriate for a specific task”. The rejected elements have been repurposed, organised and overlaid subtly with established corporate motifs. The result is a series of paintings that are visually busy but simple, displaying techniques that are between illustration and design. Stylistic illustration and corporate iconography are objectified to exist in a gallery context, challenging our perceptions of function and purpose, existing in the space between ‘Business or Pleasure’.

H.Y.T. is the illustration and graphic design studio of artist John Slade and operates between London and Ireland. He graduated from the Limerick School of Art and Design in 2000. He has participated in exhibitions and been published in a wide variety of publications.

Exhibition Opens: Monday 9th May to Saturday 22nd May 2016
Private View: Thursday 12th May, 6.00pm - 8.30pm

Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, London. W1T 4RJ


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