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New Art Exhibition Like No Other coming to Brighton’s Phoenix Art Space

Like No Other Exhibition

22 March – 9 April 2023

Wednesday – Friday, 11.00 – 17.00

Meet Owen Gildersleeve, the multi-award winning art machine. He is a paper artist Like No Other (pun intended) coming to Phoenix Art Space on the 22nd of March with a show of that very name. Owen specialises in handcrafted illustration, art design and art direction to create artworks which are captivatingly bold in their attention-grabbing colours and hypnotic patterning. 

Owen’s unique style brings graphic designs to life, through carefully hand-cut layers and a playful use of light and shadow.

His practice ranges from intricate paper illustrations and animations, to large-scale sets, window displays and installations. Over the years he has teamed up with an array of international clients including Apple, LUSH Cosmetics, Penguin Books and NASA to name but a few.

‘Like No Other’ is a collaboration between Owen Gildersleeve and masters of screen-printing Harvey Lloyd Screens. The exhibition will showcase an array of uplifting and one-of-a-kind artworks that celebrate hand-crafted individuality, the beauty in imperfection and the magic of collaboration. 

The idea for this exhibition was established in the lockdowns of 2020, where Owen suddenly found himself faced with the freedom to experiment with different approaches to his work. This opportunity of exploration led to Owen reaching out to Harvey Lloyd and he helped grow this seed of an idea into an amazing array of printed possibilities.

The exhibition tells a story of human connection and collaboration, stepping out of one’s comfort zone with the exchange of techniques and ideas. It is the freedom that comes with embracing unexpected results.

Owen’s papercut elements are created using the very same paper stock as the monoprints they interact with. He brings the two together in unison, as well as providing a natural colour limitation to the paper cut elements in nice contrast with the vibrance of the prints.

The show will be a take over of the gallery’s Project Space room, featuring over 50 completely one-of-a-kind original pieces of artwork. It will guide viewers through the collaboration and its themes, from the small details to large scale immersive interpretations.

The artwork will be available to buy, with a proportion of sales going to Arts Emergency, a charity who help support young people from low income families and aim to break down the barriers to entry in the arts and humanities.

Book a ticket to the private viewing on March 23rd here

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