StolenSpace is proud to present ‘Assemblage’, a comment on the selfies, popular culture and the social disorder of the modern age. ‘Assemblage’ brings together six artists who’s work plays with these elements; pointing out the ridiculous and twisted world which has become our reality. Working in a realistic style, these surreal artworks take on an abstract quality to create a visual explosion for the senses.
Scottish artist, Charlie Anderson is known for his epic scale paintings composed of layered hand painted fragments from advertisements, postcards, posters, newspapers, street flyers and magazines. The post-punk effect achieved through this intensive process of layering stencils and paint results in a vibrantly textured and visually stimulating portrait of contemporary culture.
Anderson’s work samples elements of history and society to document urban life, refocusing on the subtle details that our contemporary attention span sometimes fails to appreciate. His provocative and engaging subjects inspire an exciting visual experience, inviting and implicating viewers into his playful and compelling commentary.
Teresa Duck is a contemporary British painter, living and working in the North East of England. Her work combines formal realist painting with abstracted elements, alongside working in sculpture and assemblage. Her work explores identity and aspects of contemporary culture. With tongue in cheek references to sexuality and consumerism, her work creates a bright and comical world, while incorporating cynical comments on modern society.
A muralist and image-making duo from the Netherlands, Telmo Miel create artworks that are both surreal and realistically rendered, with a tremendous amount of detail and vibrant colour. Combining multiple elements in a single composition, they layer references to the human and animal worlds to create complex creatures and fantastic scenarios. With positivity, humour and a touch of the romantic, their work is arresting and epic.