Le Gun was founded in 2004, and comprises five artist illustrators – Bill Bragg, Chris Bianchi, Neal Fox, Robert Rubbish, and Steph von Reiswitz – and two designers – Alex Wright and Matt Appleton.
The group initially made its name with its eponymous publication – a beautiful and curious piece of narrative-led illustration and text.
Since then, the group has expanded into creating design shows, art exhibitions and installations – including a brilliantly surreal piece that saw urban foxes pulling a ‘shamanic amblance’ as part of the V&A’s Memory Palace exhibition.
Now, the group is working together on a new show at east London’s Daniel Blau Gallery, entitled Space is Deep.
Work by individual Le Gun members will be on show alongside collaborative pieces by the collective.
Famed for its predominantly Monochrome aesthetic, the show will see Le Gun move into glorious Technicolour, showcasing their characteristic collaging of punk, occult, pop and surrealist influences.
The works are as jarring, odd and wonderful as ever, presenting sometimes surreal, sometimes familiar circumstances through a lens of the not-so-familiar.
Robert Rubbish’s A Late Drink, for instance, shows us a rather dapper pair – she with Marge Simpson-esque barnet; he with Victorian moustache – enjoying a drink with a chipper little chimp:
Space is Deep runs from 13 December – 8 February 2014 at Daniel Blau Gallery, 51 Hoxton Square, London N1