ART IN THE DANCEHALL
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ailing from Jamaica, Sydney based artist, Robin Clare’s recent work is inspired by dancehall culture and the brilliant aesthetics of Jamaican party promotions. Her work explores the scope of imagery used throughout the decades since Jamaican music hit the worlds stage. The range covers large scale paintings referencing outrageous party names and the slick and sexy imagery that surrounds the scene today. Mid sized pieces inspired by dances and other pop culture that has emerged from the scene. To quick, gritty little screen prints harking back to the rough and ready aesthetic of 1970’s era Reggae promotion when sound systems took the music to the people on the back of old pick up trucks. Growing up between Jamaica and Canada, Robin studied painting at Camberwell College of Art, London. Her work is inspiring with hand-painted lettering referencing the outrageous party names, dances and other elements that have emerged from the scene. If you’re in London over the next couple of weeks, check out Art In The Dancehall, an exhibition curated by Suze Webb (Shimmy Shimmy) and DJ Al Fingers, showcasing Jamaican music design and illustration from 1980 to now. The exhibit opened at KK Outlet, Hoxton and runs until September. Featuring the work of: Wilfred Limonious (JA) Jamaal Pete (USA) Tony McDermott (UK) Sassafrass (JA) Peter Edwards (UK) Robin Clare (JA) Ellen G (Israel) GABE (Germany) Daniel David Freeman (UK) -Gallery address: KK Outlet 42 Hoxton Square London N1 6PB
L3MAGAZINE.COM | AUGUST 2012
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