An interesting exhibition at Egg by the two London based artists Twinkle Troughton and Tinsel Edwards. They are quite political and often amusing with many references to the London art scene and private viewings.
Twinkle and Tinsel work individually but have decided to join forces and put on a succession of shows exhibiting both of their works.
At 9 years old they met by a school pond, and after growing up together it’s no surprise the artists, albeit unintentionally, share similar influences.
20 years on they both live in London and have lived together, worked together, even collaborated whilst at separate universities and had identical degree shows before artistically going their separate ways.
Both girls mainly use paint and have each developed distinct styles and techniques both from one another and within the art world. The approach which gives the work its most common denominator is that both Tinsel and Twinkle offer a social commentary and an observation of the culture we live in. It is also the approach to their subjects with their use of satire, humour, directness and bold colours which consistently arises within the work.
The title for the show itself was taken from a Charles Dickens novel and references their interest into British and English history.
It’s a title which also refers to how both artists feel about the state of modern British life today.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times
11 March – 5 April 3 May (extended) 2010