Danny Augustine Exhibition
Natural’s Not In It, new body of works by Royal College MA Printmaking Graduate, Danny Augustine
A solo exhibition of ten new limited edition screenprints at Jealous Gallery, Shoreditch,1-4th October
Private View: 1st October 6-9pm
Jealous Gallery East is set to host a four-day solo exhibition dedicated to new works from artist Danny Augustine. Natural’s Not In It re-examines long held ideas that have developed throughout art history and have been the foundations of our standards of beauty and morals, explored via ten new screenprint editions, each a limited edition of two.
Using classical works from antiquity, through to the modern day as his source material, Augustine displace the familiar from its context through striking colour and lose brush work inviting you to lose your predispositions and question your susceptibility.
Augustine’s unique screenprinting method is a pivotal aspect in the development of his artistic practice, freely layering imagery and colour, allowing the work to change and develop, sometimes unexpectedly throughout creation. He explains: “A lot of screenprinters today finalise an image on Photoshop, before work is created, then break it into colours and print it. There isn’t anything wrong with this method of printing but it can restrict any sense of experimentation and exploration of the piece in question. I find it quite difficult working in this way because once the image has been created and finalised on the computer screen I instantly lose interest and become disheartened by making something I’ve already seen, almost like being told what happens at the end of a book.”
The addition of paint, photography and drawing emerges through a personal relationship Augustine cultivates with the original work, creating a dialogue between the machine, art history and individual. The works utilize all of these techniques to offer a new vision of classical beauty and morals in a contemporary context.
Born in 1986 and raised in Hackney, Danny studied Fine Art at the University of East London and graduated in MA Printmaking at the Royal College of Art. Danny’s practice deals predominantly with ideas of identity and gender, and how it is portrayed in today’s society, be it male, female, transgender or homosexual. Playing with a narrative which starts out as hope quickly becomes a hegemony of power and a carnival of vice. His work explores the role of desire, lust and sexuality play in contemporary society.
Jealous is a Contemporary Screenprint Studio, Gallery and Publisher based in Crouch End and East London’s creative hub of Shoreditch.
We are known for our collaborative approach to producing high quality limited edition prints with many illustrators, graduates and established artists and our editions can be seen at many of the art fairs we attend including Art 14, The Original Print Fair at The Royal Academy, The London Art Fair, Moniker and the AAF’s in England and New York.
Our editions can be found in many galleries and institutions in London and internationally. Our client work includes White Cube, The Fine Art Society, Pentagram, Why Not Ass., Graphic Thought Facility, The British Film Institute and Royal Academy of Arts to name but a few.
For more information, images or interviews please contact [email protected]
Jealous Gallery East, 53 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3PT.
Private View 1st October 6-9pm. Please RSVP to [email protected]