Take a good look at yourself

Graphic artist Luke Embden’s upcoming London show boasts the rather self-concious title ‘An Introspective’.

But hopefully visitors to the Doors Showcase exhibition will spend more time studying the artworks than analysing their own thoughts and desires, as Embden’s work rewards close scrutiny.

a photogram
a photogram

Using an abstract style and frequently drawing on graffiti and typographic styles, the repetitive patterns of Embden’s work frequently feature layers of hidden messages – most obviously in risograph Summer Loving.

Summer Loving risograph
Summer Loving risograph

As well as working on canvas, paper and textiles, Embden also spreads his patterns across a variety of surfaces, including vases, dolls and a rather swanky pair of customised Nike trainers.

Customized Nike trainers
Customized Nike trainers

Scary? Or cute?  This critter's name is Munny.
Scary? Or cute? This critter’s name is Munny.

The gallery says, ‘Embden’s Pop sensibilty sees his animal patterns take on a viral-like quality, devouring desirable consumer objects… Under this seemingly all-embracing consumerist semblance, he conceals his cryptic messages and thoughts.’

customized airfix
customized airfix

And if that’s a bit to analytical for you, there’s also a lovely picture of a sloth to look at.

a very cute sloth
a very cute sloth

Luke Embden – An Introspective is at Doors Showcase, London EC2A, from 27 July-27 August

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  • Craig (Wall Art Rockers) November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Munny looks awesome! Über…

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