Godfather of Pop Art Exhibit in Ealing
Work of Peter Blake will be on display at For Arts Sake
Ealing Green shop For Arts Sake will be hosting an exhibition of rare and new limited edition works on paper by the godfather of British Pop Art - Peter Blake,
The will contain over 100 screenprints, presenting rarely-seen and familiar pieces, all of which are highly collectable. The exhibition will focus on his early screenprints to the present day. The show will include major iconic works.
Peter Blake's work reflects his fascination with all streams of popular culture, and the beauty to be found in everyday objects and surroundings.
Many of his works feature found printed materials such as photographs, comic strips or advertising texts, combined with bold geometric patterns and the use of primary colours. The works perfectly capture the effervescent and optimistic ethos of the sixties, but are also strikingly fresh and contemporary. There is also a strain of sentimentality and nostalgia running throughout his work, with particular focus towards childhood innocence and reminiscence.
In order to produce his prints he works with one of the leading print studios, CCA.
Blake maintains a close involvement with the process until he is confident that his artistic objective has been achieved. Critics say his style retains the same magic as always, producing work which is still as captivating as his work of 50 years ago.
Opens | Friday 9th September – Sunday 9th October 2016
Private View | Thursday 8th September 6 - 9pm
31st August 2016