Hot on the heels of design-meets-dining exhibition Hysteria, Apostrophe’s Soho café branch is launching an exhibition this month of work by Julian Hanford.
Hanford is a former creative director and commercials film director, who worked in advertising until 2007. He worked at Saatchi & Saatchi as senior art director during the early 1990s, but now chooses to focus on photography and fine art.
The show, called, despondently, Meh. And other Contemporary Cultural Observations, will exhibit a number of his photographs alongside more conceptual pieces.
‘The main body of work explores Hanford’s fascination with anthropology, the human condition and the perception of our relationship with the universe’, says Apostrophe.
‘The pieces are consciously thought-provoking and ironically humorous.’
Many of his photographs seem to take the photographers surroundings as their subject, giving a sense of immediacy shown in this charming fly snapshot, cheerily titled Please Don’t Let Me Die alone:
Hanford takes a rather Orwellian standpoint in Freedom is a State of Mind:
While looking more to the Surrealists in this Magritte-esque image, The Dream of J. Bruce-Ismay:
Meh. And other Contemporary Cultural Observations opens on 17 March at Apostrophe Brewer Street, 26 Brewer Street, London, W1F