Printed Matter features work by artists including Peter Blake, Shepard Fairey, Charles Avery, Natasha Law, Jonathan Yeo and Damien Hirst.
The exhibition showcases work published in 2014, including Blake’s Elvis Two Rivers and Liberty Beauty Rose, which are part of his series of fairground-based wood engravings and his first etches in over two decades. Yeo’s portrait collages of celebrities such as Helena Bonham Carter are featured, alongside Natasha Law’s Pull in Purple, an example of her semi-nude pop art.
Gallery founder Charlie Phillips and gallery manager Susannah Haworth curated the selection, with the aim of bringing to light the significance of print as an artistic medium: “We selected artists and works which we both admire,” Haworth says.
The prints have been arranged so that they sit well next to each other aesthetically, with some artists claiming dedicated walls, she says: “Our aim was for the viewer to appreciate each artist’s work without them competing or jarring against each other.”
She adds: “The bright colour in Natasha Law’s work looks particularly striking next to Damien Hirst’s ‘Flumequine’ spot work. The bold reds and golds in Shepard Fairey’s ‘Power and Glory’ prints also sit nicely next to the black and white Charles Avery ‘Place de la Révolution’ prints.”
Printed Matter runs until 7 March 2015 at Eleven, 11 Eccleston Street, London, SW1W 9LX. Entry is free.
All images courtesy of Eleven, London.