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Ivory Towers – Exhibition in Bristol Featuring Former GOH Julian Quaye

December 1st, 2015 · 1 Comment

Former BristolCon Artist GOH Julian Quaye will be displaying some of his work in an exhibition entitled ‘Ivory Towers’ in Bristol this week.

The exhibition runs from December 1st -7th at PAPER Arts / Co-lab, 51-53, Merchant Street, Broadmead BS1 3EE, and “showcases the work of three artists each with his own unique style but all united by the common theme of wildlife. Wildlife crime is ravaging the planet; the illegal trafficking of wildlife is now one of the world’s largest criminal industries with repeated links to terrorism networks. To help fight this crime, the artists are donating a percentage of every item sold to the I.A.P.F. (International Anti-Poaching Foundation).

Bristol born artist Diff (Patrick Tutton) was inspired by Banksy and first brought his artwork to the streets of Bristol. In recent years Diff has diversified, producing 3-dimensional works dealing with issues of capitalism, war and greed. Diff has the gift of making dark worldly concerns come to light with a touch of humour.

South African born Neil Thomas Roberts is now a Bristol based visual artist who mainly specialises in oils. His key themes generally revolve around the surreal directly influenced by the arcane, resonating with symbolic energy. Recently he has been preoccupied in refining a traditional photo-realistic technique which he intends to modify with touches of the street art style. Neil aims to transcend the realm of pure aesthetics and wants his creations to serve an anabolic purpose.

Julian Quaye’s paintings illustrate his love of ironic juxtaposition with a touch of steam punk sensibility and a huge dose of kitsch.He is currently working on brief character biographies which will bind them into a larger narrative. He describes himself as “the bastard great great grandson of Beatrix Potter”.

These exciting artists will also be showing some miscellaneous works at the event to illustrate their artistic versatility.”

You can find out more about the event on Facebook.

Tags: Art · Bristol

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Julian // Dec 11, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Thanks for the mention guys. Look forward to seeing you at next year’s Bristol Con