Heretic print collective’s Prohibited Onions

Now it’s getting chillier, we’re piling on the layers to keep warm – a sensible trick our linguistically-efficient German neighbours dub the ‘zweibel’ technique.

Verboten Zwiebel
Verboten Zwiebel

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.

Heretic prints work in progress
Heretic prints work in progress

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.

Heretic prints work in progress
Heretic prints work in progress

And judging by these work-in-progress shots, this is not a show for the weak-of-retina.

Heretic prints work in progress
Heretic prints work in progress

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 prints work in progress
Heretic prints work in progress

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:

Love Hotel
Love Hotel

And, of course, this Grange Hill credits-esque sausage on a fork:

Heretic prints work in progress
Heretic prints work in progress

Forbidden Onion Zoop runs from 14 – 30 September at Material, 3 Rivington Street, London, EC2 For more see www.hereticheretic.co.uk

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  • Dexter November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    The flying sausage on a fork was from Grange Hill opening credits.

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