And it’s these zweibels – or onions – that illustration, design and experimental screen-printing collective Heretic have taken as a central tenet of their upcoming exhibition.
But not just any old onions – ‘forbidden’ ones, hence the rather oddball exhibition title Forbidden Onion Zoop, which acts as a second instalment of the Verboten Zweibeln show held last December.
And judging by these work-in-progress shots, this is not a show for the weak-of-retina.
The Hackney based print collective’s latest work tackles broadly similar themes as before, inviting us to ‘peep into a perverse and twisted, acid bathed love vortex; a kaleidoscopic, layered, carnival of ink, flesh, and forbidden fruit.’
Heretic was formed about seven years ago by Luke Frost, Jon Rundall and Therese Vandling; and its prints combine elements of collage and drawing to create bizarre, beautiful and mind-boggling imagery.
We rather like the look of this collage-based piece, featuring kissing, birds of prey, and a rather full moustache:
And, of course, this Grange Hill credits-esque sausage on a fork:
Forbidden Onion Zoop runs from 14 – 30 September at Material, 3 Rivington Street, London, EC2 For more see www.hereticheretic.co.uk