Illustrators dance to the beat

While Lionel Ritchie has famously extolled the joys of dancing on the ceiling, from this evening east London boozer The Queen of Hoxton is unveiling how its walls have been inspired by dance.

Joseph Vass, Bumpbar
Joseph Vass, Bumpbar

The pub in Shoreditch has briefed 12 artists to transform its exterior walls, inspired by the phrase ‘Dance to the Beat’, creating a semi-permanent exhibition out of the venue.

KAOS Kollective, Kanitta
KAOS Kollective, Kanitta

Curated by Liat Chen, the selected artists have worked in a range of media including screen print, music video, acrylic paint, video animation and paper collage.

Franck Trebillac, Tricil production still
Franck Trebillac, Tricil production still

Among the artists whose works have been chosen to grace the walls are filmmaker Gary David Roberts. We love his eerily dark aesthetic, shown here with this rather menacing tableau of eyes:

Gary David Roberts, Eyes
Gary David Roberts, Eyes

Cheeky Berlin-born, London-based illustrator Beugism will be taking his innuendo-fuelled visuals to the venue, showcasing his quixotic palette of influences, which range from communist murals to Japanese woodcuts to surrealist paintings.

BEUGISM, Banana
BEUGISM, Banana

Seamlessly merging the realms of outer space, Disney, New York and meteorological phenomena is designer and illustrator James Andrews, who says he’s inspired by ‘anything clever or something which might provoke the audience.’ What he’ll make of the ‘Dance to the Beat’ brief is yet to be seen…

James Andrews, Jet Setter
James Andrews, Jet Setter

Dance to the Beat opens from 7pm on 24 October, entry is free. It will be on show until April 2013 at the Queen of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, EC2A

Juliana Wang, Checkers
Juliana Wang, Checkers

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