'Multipack,' Bunker Gallery, 11th April - 27th April 2019
Artists have collaborated throughout art history, whether for economic or ideological reasons, or merely due to a shared aesthetic taste. The coming together of two or more artists subverts the tired modernist myth of the genius artists alone in the studio. From Dada coupling Hans and Sophie Arp, provocative duo Jake and Dinos Chapman, to neo expressionisms collision with pop art through Basquiat and Warhol, collaborative making is a way of combining singular voices and ideas to create something completely new which wouldn’t be possible otherwise. Subsequently, raising questions about individuality and self-expression within art.
Collaborative art making suggests an intimate process, the aforementioned artists all have very close relationships. This dynamic allows the work to be developed together and critiqued equally, the process becomes more open and the ownership is shared.
‘Multipack’ will explore how collaborative process is manifest within Roxy Topia and Paddy Gould, Shy Bairns and Jawbone Jawbone. Collectives that radiate humour, friendship and play.
Roxy Topia and Paddy Gould, Shy Bairns and Jawbone Jawbone.