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Teddy Sue - FAMOUS



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Thursday, 31 January 2019 to Sunday, 10 February 2019
Thursday, 31 January 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Jealous are thrilled to present ‘FAMOUS’ the British debut solo exhibition by contemporary Canadian artist Teddy Sue. The show will display a new portfolio of mono-print works which examine the impact of celebritisim on society; exploring the power of image, playfully walking the line between kitsch and critique.

The exhibition will present a series of unique mono-prints, a process which requires very quick action, as the artist applies the ink in vigour, working quickly before the ink dries. Despite their loosely crafted and energetic form, the iconic representations are clearly recognisable. Teddy Sue boldly renders images of major cultural and political figures, deconstructing the facial compositions and reducing the portraits into freely applied abstract expressionistic marks of vibrant colours. This medium provides the artist with immediacy between his vision and production, with the highly saturated palette, intensifying the spectacle of the image.

The exhibition opens at Jealous East on Thursday 31st January and ends on 10th February 2019, with the Private View on 31st January 2019 from 6.30-8.30pm.

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Teddy Sue is a portrait artist (born 1971), raised in the Rocky Mountains, Canada. After a fairly conservative upbringing, Teddy Sue renounced the family business, opting for a more creative life. Teddy spent several years studying various artistic avenues including sculpture, typographic design and even tapestry. Finally, in 1997, he was awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design and spent two years exploring a more fine art focused practice. After much consideration he decided to drop out of RISD and move to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he joined the Freetown Christiania Movement. Here he learnt the skills of screenprinting while producing promotional material for the community. The movement and process became a love affair for Teddy, and he spent many years in Copenhagen, eventually meeting his wife and starting a family. In 2012, after being attacked by a horse and losing the full use of his left leg, he moved back to the Rockies with his family. He continues to live and work in the mountains, creating his iconic mono-printed portraits.

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Jealous is a Contemporary Screenprint Studio, Gallery and Publisher based in Crouch End and East London’s creative hub of Shoreditch.

Established in 2008, we are known for our collaborative approach to producing high quality limited edition prints with many illustrators, graduates and established artists. Our editions can be seen at many of the art fairs we attend including The London Original Print Fair (LOPF) at The Royal Academy, London Art Fair at Business Design Centre and Affordable Art Fairs internationally.

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53 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PT

Jealous Gallery , London

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