Joe Wilson's Fireworks for Deadmen

The Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham street, London, w1T 4RJ

Private View Thursday 27th March 2014 6pm to 9pm

Monday 24th March 2014 – Friday 4th April 2014

Opening Times Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm Weekends by appointment only closed Sundays and Public Holidays

joe-wilson.com

coningsbygallery.com

+44 (0) 2076367478

In this exhibition, Joe explores the idea of ‘Memento Mori’. This Latin phrase translates as ‘ remember you mortality’ dating back to times of antiquity, the idiom was used to describe artworks that featured a ‘figure of death’.

Often captured with their eyes open, the recently deceased were once captured in post mortem photography as a last remaining memory for those left behind. Joe pays homage to this beautiful and often haunting practice in breathtaking, hand-drawn portraits.

Joe’s unique drawing style attracts a mixture of different clients from editorial to fashion. He has produced work for clients such as: The Guardian, Faber & Faber, Film 4, Adidas and Johnnie Walker.

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20th March 2014
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