7 October – 22 November 2013
12.00 – 18.00 Monday to Friday and by appointment
Free to attend
Blacksoup is an enigmatic, Liverpool based illustrator and artist whose distinctive work, which is often rooted in his native city, has gained him a loyal following. Firmly tongue in cheek, his surreal, fantastical and often comical imagery asks questions of the viewer, while aiming to leave them smiling.
This series of new work has been inspired by the city of Liverpool and its inhabitants and will be shown for the first time at the dot-art Showroom this Autumn. It marks a move away from the more hard-edged style of his previous work, showing Blacksoup to be a versatile and experimental artist. He says: “I had a vision of a Superlambanana in a fight to the death with a Greek god after I banged my head one morning. From that an idea about epic battles taking place across Liverpool began to fester. There’s an element of dark humour in this exhibition and it’s all about conflict, the old against the new, good against bad.”
Blacksoup takes his influences “from all that is seen and all that is not. Which basically means I work from home, locked in my bedroom and my ideas come from stuff that I see, like watching Cbeebies to some strange stuff that lurks in my head and is probably best kept there to be honest.”
dot-art, 16 Queen Avenue, Castle Street, Liverpool, L2 4TX.
Please call 0845 017 6660 or see www.dot-art.com for more information or to make an appointment.
All work is for sale and admission is free.