Jealous North welcomes an exciting and poignant selection of screenprints by Sir Peter Blake, in ’The Peter Blake Retro Pop Show’, an exhibition to mark the reopening of Jealous North this Spring.
TO VISIT THE EXHIBITION IN PERSON AT JEALOUS NORTH, 27 PARK ROAD N8 8TE , CLICK HERE TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
THE CURATED SELECTION OF WORKS SPAN A SHORT PERIOD OF BLAKES ARTISTS CAREER BUT GIVES VIEWERS AN ILLUMINING OVERVIEW OF HIS TALENT AND TECHNIQUE THROUGHOUT 2003-2012.
BLAKE’S PROCESS IS FULL OF LIFE, BRINGING TOGETHER NOSTALGIA AND THE FAMILIAR IN HIS ABILITY TO DESIGN AND COLLATE. HIS WORKS OFTEN APPEAR AT FIRST GLANCE AS HAND-CUT COLLAGES, YET UPON FURTHER INSPECTION ARE MADE UP OF EXPERT PRINTMAKING TECHNIQUES AND METICULOUS PAINTERLY STROKES.
Sir Peter Blake is one of the UK’s most prominent figures in Pop Art known for his retro signature style and nostalgic references. Blake produces colourful and distinctive graphic works, challenging the traditions of Fine Art through the use of imagery from American and British popular culture.
“People say, ‘Why do you paint?’ and I say, to make magic”
Peter Blake, Homage to Rauschenberg II, (2011)
Peter Blake, Laurens, (2007)
This element of recording all the ‘imperfections’ is an important one, as it shows the work was made from the packets themselves and not just inspired by their designs. Each crumpled corner and edge of the packaging tells a story, provoking thoughts about how these imperfections came about; whose pockets did they live in, whose handbag?
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THIS EXHIBITION WILL ALLOW US ENTRY INTO HIS CAREFULLY CRAFTED WORLD, WITH HIS SIGNATURE STYLE SHINING IN THIS COLLECTION OF WORKS. AN ARRAY OF FIGURES GATHER IN ON THE BEACH, WISHING US TO RETURN TO SIMILAR SCENES ON BEACHES IN 2021.
In one work Marcel Duchamp meets Tracey Emin in the desert, with three camp cowboys. In another he meets Elvis and the Spice Girls.
— Peter Blake
Peter Blake: Pop Art Life is now available to watch on Sky Arts. The excellent episode explores the musical influences in Blake’s practice including exclusive details about The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover.
The Peter Blake Retro Pop Show will run from 12th – 25th April 2021
Jealous North, 27 Park Road, London, N8 8TE.