If for you (as, we’re not ashamed to say, for us) the musical connotations of ‘Gold’ are limited to the empowering advice to ‘always believe in your soul’, it’s time for a rethink.
Although we have no doubt that all of you, dear DW readers, are indeed ‘indestructible’; New York artist Todd DiCiurcio is moving Gold swiftly into the 21st Century with his new exhibition opening today in Camden.
Eschewing Martin Kemp et al for acts like Kings of Leon, Adam Green, Exit Music, Broken Social Scene, Guided by Voices, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Bob Mould, The English Beat and Guster, DiCiurcio creates stunning paintings inspired by their music.
This is DiCiurcio’s first UK show, and will feature a new series of large-scale paintings, which will be accompanied by a series of live painting and gig performances.
True to the nature of his subject matter, the artist’s techniques are dynamic and energetic; combining live drawing processes with careful executed technical skill. For these works, the artist combines a metallic gold base with the printing of his original live drawings in black enamel, hand-finishing each canvas with a coating of diamond dust.
Gold runs from 7 – 21 May at Cob Gallery, 205 Royal College Street, Camden, London NW1.