'The Suggestionists' by Jamie Hewlett, a solo exhibition by renowned artist, designer and co-founder of the Gorillaz, Presents three diverse bodies of his multi-media work at LazInc
Pines: This series features exquisitely expressive drawings that take the viewer into an enchanted woodland. The trees fill the frame, their intricate details playing with light and dark producing an almost photorealistic effect. This body of work serves to bring together the wild and mystical essence that runs throughout the exhibition. Artwork details: Pine I, 2015, Original one colour screen-print, Edition of 5.
Tarot: This series is an homage to the world of tarotica. Inspired by a book on the legendary Tarot de Marseille deck by Chilean-French art filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky, Hewlett subsequently produced 21 large-scale tarot cards. Painstakingly replicating each card, this body of work took three years to successfully complete. The artist hand-painted each one in watercolour, gouache and India ink. Hewlett has taken his original source of inspiration and expanded them into beautifully surreal and absurd scenes. Artwork details: La Lune, 2015, Archival Pigment Digital Print, Edition of 5.
Honey, the final section, sees Hewlett take on the sexual exploitation of 60s and 70s movies. This series revolves around a fictional female character named Honey. A series of light boxes help to evoke a seedy adult cinema aesthetic to help convey the intrinsic nature of the works. Hewlett in turn draws heavily from the vocabulary of B-movie language to create posters that are racy, provocative and, at the same time, incredibly authentic in their feel.
Artwork details: No. 2. Honey Galore, 2015, Deep LED Driven Lightbox With Clear Acrylic Cover, Edition of 3.