Mirus Gallery presents a solo exhibition, "Decompositions" by Sickboy, featuring an immersive installation created onsite residency in our San Francisco gallery. The exhibition opens Friday July 20, 7-10pm and runs through August 11, 2018. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
About the Exhibition: Sickboy "Decompositions"
Sickboy will showcase a large body of work as well as an impressive insitu installation for his solo exhibition "Decompositions." After a 4-year hiatus from exhibiting, Sickboy has taken this opportunity to reflect upon his past body of work, to restructure a new vision of his art. There are times when a break in habits allow introspection and the ability see things from a distance. In many ways this process of self-critique inspired the artist to analyze what may be considered his signature style and output thus far as an artist. “Decompositions” is a conversation between the artist and himself, taking apart his style and re-envisioning it in a new manner and approach. We are excited to share with you this new path the artist has laid out for himself as he progresses forward.
Sickboy is a leading artist to emerge from Bristol's infamous graffiti scene. His humorous works have cemented his place in the upper echelons of the British street art movement.
He is one of the first UK artists to use a logo in place of a tag, and his red and yellow street logo known as 'The Temple' and his Save the Youth slogan can be seen on walls and wheelie bins worldwide.
Sickboy has built up one of the largest bodies of street art works in UK history, which has led to him being tipped by the leading financial press as one of the movement's most bankable artists. His major London solo show in 2008 and audacious stunts - including the caged heart installation dropped outside the Tate Modern last year - have landed him global recognition.
Sickboy's work has featured in countless worldwide Graffiti books and documentary films including Banksy’s oscar-nominated exit through the gift shop, and in global and national TV, newspapers and magazines including BBC London news, the Financial Times, The Independent, I-D and many more.
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