April 4 @ 5:00 pm - April 7 @ 6:00 pm
A panoramic exhibition of pen and ink drawings by prolific cultural commentator and AOI Member Mark Wigan.
Wigan was a regular contributor to i-D Magazine in the 80s/90s writing articles, taking polaroids and illustrating the London club scene. He painted murals at Kensington Market, The Scala Cinema and Astoria Theatre in London, Nagoya City Expo and P.Picasso Club in Tokyo. Wigan co-founded and produced nightclubs in the West End including the seminal Brain Club, the Love Ranch at Maximus and Merry England at Cafe de Paris.
Although his work comes from a British satirical tradition he is an international artist with a unique artistic vision. He has a strong and confident sense of line and works in a meticulously controlled way employing dexterity of hand.
The approach is interdisciplinary, crossing fine art, illustration and urban art. His output has included set design for the theatre and television, music graphics, nightclub interiors, live painting performances, murals, streetwear and regular international gallery exhibitions.
Since 1998 he has lectured at art schools throughout the UK and written six books on Illustration published by Bloomsbury. In 2009 with artist Kerry Baldry he founded the worlds first and only Museum of Club Culture. Recently he collaborated with Dr Martens on a collection and designed his own streetwear collection with Fairwhale in China.
Preview on Thursday 4th April, 5pm – 9pm.
Show open Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April, 10am – 7pm.