Screenprint your dreams

One half graphic designer, one half fine artist and one whole lot of imagination, artist duo Static make work that seamlessly merges multifarious media and blurs the lines between dreams and reality.

Hallucination Part II Detail
Hallucination Part II Detail

The pair’s new show at London’s Scream Gallery, Phantasms of the Living, explores the ideas of dreaming and waking, using textural, haunting imagery to reference the half-truths we see in our reveries.

What Lies Behind Those Eyes
What Lies Behind Those Eyes

These themes of dreaming, apparitions and the paranormal are what gave the show its name – drawn from the title of a journal written by a member of the Society of Pyschical Research in 1886.

Simultaneous Dream
Simultaneous Dream

The works are created by screen-printing on to layers of glass, with found imagery of eyes and faces creating an eerie, hypnagogic feel.

Emotional Recall
Emotional Recall

Static says, ‘we want to encourage people to look beyond the surface and connect with the images, where each piece carries an echo of the one before.’

Hallucination Part 1
Hallucination Part 1

These themes of dreaming, apparitions and the paranormal are what gave the show its name – drawn from the title of a journal written by a member of the Society of Pyschical Research in 1886.

Borderland
Borderland

The backgrounds are formed using a range of found materials, from the beautiful – like petals or dried flowers – to the utilitarian in reclaimed wood, to the more obscure, such as the ashes formed from incinerating old work that the pair didn’t want to keep carrying from studio to studio.

Window to the Soul  (Amaranth)
Window to the Soul (Amaranth)

Static – Phantasms of the Living runs from 7 June – 20 July at Scream, 27 – 28 Eastcastle Street, London W1W

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