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Tudor Psychedelia: AMC response to Will Teather’s exhibition

11 Sep, 2018 at 7:00 pm9:30 pm


Continuing the series of sessions inspired by artwork on display at Underdog Gallery, on Tuesday 11 September Art Model Collective will team up with musicians to create a multi-sensory experience of Tudor Psychedelia for our life drawing crowd!

We will embrace the psychotropic pop-art take on European court painting inspired by Will Teather Solo Exhibition, “Maximalist Banquet”(on show at The Underdog London 7-25 September). Behold Will’s fluorescent and supernatural reinterpretations of Tudor portraits come to life through the costumed poses from THREE models: CarlaManko, and AMC regular, now our debutant model, Thomas Eliott! Plus a costumed cameo from Atomic’s John Dee.

But there’s more! For a truly immersive experience of life art fuelled by live music, which has proved popular at Art Model Collective sessions, musicians Takatsuna Mukai and JF Whitney will provide improvised aural backdrops in the spirit of Tudor Psychedelia to accompany the session. This will be a truly transcendental life drawing experience!

Takatsuna Mukai is a multi-instrumentalist/composer/producer, currently in the band Call Cat with Hannah Marsden. Previous collaborators include Dragan Živadinov (NSK), Malcolm Poynter, and Kimatica Studio.

Musician, composer and artist JF Whitney has performed around the world, appeared on 70+ record releases and still found time to make more than 20 short films. He’s played with bands such as The Flaming Stars, Minxus, and The Urban Voodoo Machine.

Please join us for a feast of art, sound and life drawing in this medieval banquet at Underdog Gallery, just a few minute walk from London Bridge!

Bar, tables and chairs, some easel spaces
Free art materials courtesy of GreatArt
All levels welcome

ADVANCE TICKETS: £15 on Eventbrite; £20 cash on the door.
More about the exhibition:

Will Theather is a British magic realist painter. After breaking sales records at events such as the Other Art Fair, his debut one-man show arrives in the capital. The show brings together works from across the artists body of work, that are both refreshingly contemporary, otherworldly and rooted in the medium’s rich and complex traditions. 

There will be new collection of fractal paintings of increasing complexity. These artworks use patterns implied in Old Masters paintings to explode the original composition. 
Sacred Geometry provides the catalyst for Teather’s fractured images of old masters paintings, where the underlying structures of historical paintings are used to explode the original image into fragmented patterns. The results are psychedelic with a great sense of movement, helping reveal new insights into familiar artworks by the likes of Carravaggio and Manet. 

The artist has also played with other fundamental aspects that define painting as a genre. This has included creating three-dimensional paintings on globes and unusually formed canvases that employ an innovative type of inverse perspective. These groundbreaking artworks give a 360° view of a space across a painted sphere, blurring the boundaries between painting and sculpture. 

The title of the show, Maximalist Banquet, refers to the painter’s interest in excess and overloading his images with both subject matter, colour and symbolism. This is evident in another new collection: the painter’s fluorescent and supernatural reinterpretations of Tudor Portraits. These are a sort of psychotropic pop-art take on European court painting, that includes scenes of hell coming out of Henry 8th’s head.

Exhibition Dates: Friday 7th September to Tuesday 25th September


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