King, Cannon

imageCannon King,
Painting/Illustration/Drawing

 

 
 

Cannon King

email:
  cannonking@hotmail.co.uk
www:
 

www.freewebs.com/cannonking
or
http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/yourgallery/artist/details.php?id=593

 
 

 

Painting/ Illustration/ drawing

 

statement:
 

I am a painter and a woodcutter from liverpool. recently i have come into contact with the work of craig atkinson, and subsequently have started drawing more as a result of it. i produced a ‘zine’ or pamphlet as i like to call it a few months ago full of woodcut and lino prints. i have produced another based on my recent drawings of people its entitled ‘it seems i am a communist’. its 16 pages long and i can make anyone a copy for a mere 35pence.

in other areas i am painting a series of the delta blues musicians. i did a piece on robert johnson a while back and i have just finished this painting of Son House – a delta guitarist. i drew Leadbelly – a more famous blues singer in my recent pamphlet.

my painting technique is influenced by people like; jean michel basquiat and the cobra movement. but at the same time i like things like the De Stijl movement and Georges Vantongerloo. i grew up on vincent van and lowry. my motivation and overall lust to paint and print and draw comes from Billy Childish and The stuckists. i believe he is one of the greatest painters/musicians of our time.

there are certain themes in my work that become apparent. when i become obsessed with certain shapes or subjects, they will appear in my work for a long time. my work on cigarettes has been a big part of my art for a while, but i have recently moved on. my cigarette work ‘the marlboro culture’ was an attempt to sum up the ‘smoking was cool’ era.
i have not done any woodcuts in a while either so that may make a comeback soon.

In life, I believe the following;

Bakelite is better than plastic, paint brushes aren’t always necessary, chipboard is a hilarious substance, they should re-evaluate the British Government. Georges Vantongerloo is probably the greatest sculptor that ever lived but you don’t know who he is. Picasso was better when insane, words should be spelt the way they are said, we will never top the 1950s, photocopiers are one of the greatest overlooked inventions and if we’d listened to Nikola Tesla, electricity would be free…

i sum up the meaning behind my work a different way each time, maybe i am waiting for the best description to come out.

i believe that my work is a visual description of my satirical bitterness towards today.
(thats pretty good)

cannon king – 12/05/06

 

news:
 

i am currently producing my first ‘zine’ entitled; “it seems i am a communist” its 16 pages long, and costs 35pence.

 

exhibitions:
 

10/05 – THE MATINEE EXHIBITION, SOUTHPORT

07/06 – KGV COLLECTIVE, SOUTHPORT

08/06 – POST IT, THE ATKINSON GALLERY, SOUTHPORT

09/06 – WWW.DIGITALSHOW.CO.UK, LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL

gallery
all images are copyright the artist unless otherwise stated
‘Cigarettes for Breakfast’
‘Cup of Coffee’
‘Nude’
‘Please Hold The Line’
‘TARGITS’
‘This Man This Girl’
 
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