I found my way to Eastcastle Street to visit Scream gallery which was exhibiting their summer show featuring a new wave of pop artists. There were an amazing set of works from large scale neon, metal and mixed media sculptures to illustrative, typographic paintings. The works are by ground-breaking artists such as Chris Bracey who works with neon lights for over thirty years and received commissions from prestigious clients such as Vivienne Westwood and David LaChapelle. I love his vivid installations combined with retro typography and texts with hints of streets, nightlife and film.
I was captivated by the array of works – my other favourite artists included David Buckingham, David Shillinglaw, Pakpoom Silaphan and Tsai and Yoshikawa. Their works are made on a huge scale and really define themselves as ‘art’. However, I can see the design influence in them which shows itself through the typography, techniques and layout. I thoroughly enjoyed the breadth of the exhibition and learning how the cultural and political issues inspired the pieces and as well as the act of collecting which many of the artists have developed.