'More Instant Mash', a solo exhibition of new screenprints and paintings by Hackney-based pop-artist Carl Stimpson comes to specialist print Orbital Comics (Central, London) from 30 March - 30th April 2019.
Carl Stimpson blends carefully painted portraits of icons from the worlds of music and film with cartoon techniques and imagery, and classic but obscure advertising logos. So far, so pop-art, but where his work diverges is in his treatment of this classic material - his use of the “ligne-claire' technique, the imposition and projection of his mashups onto suburban and urban walls as fictional murals, a slight twist in some of the lovingly painted portraits.
Having trained initially as a painter - he studied Fine Art at The Arts Institute of Bournemouth (now Arts University College Bournemouth) - the recent addition of screenprinting to his painting techniques has allowed Stimpson to introduce an element of mass-production to his work, producing beautifully varied editions where the flatness of a screenprinted black ink layer contrasts with softer hand-painted elements.
Orbital Comics Since 2008, Orbital gallery has established itself as the UK’s foremost comic art gallery. We have hosted dozens of individual shows featuring the cream of British, and international contemporary comic art, as well as many group shows ranging from the subversively underground to the highbrow and star studded.
Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA.
Carl Stimpson © 2013