JimmyC show Atomised @ Lollipop Gallery: opening night

Jimmy C solo show Atomised @ Lollipop Gallery, Shoreditch, London.  9 – 30th September 2015

This summer I discovered Lollipop Gallery on Commercial St in Shoreditch.  Their alternative summer show had work by some of my favourite street artists and whilst I was there, I was invited to attend the opening night of another show.  JimmyC was having a solo exhibition which opened on 9th September and there was going to be a live interactive element.  I was intrigued and I went along.

Prior to going to this show, I hadn’t seen much of this artist’s work. But whenever he was mentioned online, it was with great excitement and reverence.

These photographs are two of the three works that I seen on the streets.  Both were painted this Spring/Summer this year.

 

JimmyC street art Shoreditch London 2015

Artist JimmyC.  Shoreditch London 2015.  (photographed 5th June 2015)

 

And this second piece is part of a larger work which has been painted by three artists: Zabou, JimmyC and Six1Six depicting the story of Jack the Ripper in Whitechapel.  JimmyC’s contribution is a portrait of one of Jack the Ripper’s victims.

 

JimmyC Six1Six Whitechapel London 2015

Woman by JimmyC. Red and black freize by Six1Six. Street art in Whitechapel. (photographed 25th July 2015  )

 

My photographs are as much a record of the opening night as the exhibition.  The work is really fine and worth seeing for yourself, if you get the chance.

I was already familiar with this image as I’d seen the street version last summer.  I thought that the delicacy of the oil painting was far superior to the aerosol version.  Not surprising, since the street image was about three times bigger.

 

JimmyC exhibition Lollipop Gallery London 2015

JimmyC solo show Atomised @ Lollipop Gallery London 2015

 

JimmyC exhibition Lollipop Gallery London 2015

JimmyC solo show Atomised  @ Lollipop Gallery London 2015

 

JimmyC exhibition Lollipop Gallery London 2015

JimmyC solo show Atomised @ Lollipop Gallery London 2015

 

JimmyC exhibition Lollipop Gallery London 2015

JimmyC solo show Atomised @ Lollipop Gallery London 2015

 

JimmyC exhibition Lollipop Gallery London 2015

JimmyC solo show Atomised @ Lollipop Gallery London 2015

 

Did you notice something odd about this last shot?  Why is no-one looking at the paintings?

 

JimmyC exhibition Lollipop Gallery London 2015

Interactive art installation at JimmyC show Atomised, Lollipop Gallery London 2015

 

This is why.  Visitors to the exhibition can see themselves as JimmyC might paint them.  Digital engineer Stuart Cupit has created software to recreate the JimmyC effect.

 

JimmyC exhibition Lollipop Gallery London 2015

Interactive art installation at JimmyC show Atomised, Lollipop Gallery London 2015

 

JimmyC exhibition Lollipop Gallery London 2015

Interactive art installation at JimmyC show Atomised, Lollipop Gallery London 2015

 

And if you go to the show with friend or possibly the gallery would do this, then you can snap your interactive picture and have your very own JimmyC portrait.  These women are enjoying the results of this experience.

 

JimmyC exhibition Lollipop Gallery London 2015

JimmyC solo show Atomised @ Lollipop Gallery London 2015

 

So, continuing on around the upper floor were these works.

 

JimmyC exhibition Lollipop Gallery London 2015

JimmyC solo show Atomised @ Lollipop Gallery London 2015

 

JimmyC exhibition Lollipop Gallery London 2015

JimmyC solo show Atomised @ Lollipop Gallery London 2015

 

JimmyC exhibition Lollipop Gallery London 2015

JimmyC solo show Atomised @ Lollipop Gallery, London 2015

 

JimmyC exhibition Lollipop Gallery London 2015

JimmyC solo show Atomised @ Lollipop Gallery, London 2015

 

You then head downstairs to the lower ground floor the remaining work which include sculpture and more abstract pieces.

 

JimmyC exhibition Lollipop Gallery London 2015

JimmyC solo show Atomised @ Lollipop Gallery, London 2015

 

JimmyC exhibition Lollipop Gallery London 2015

JimmyC solo show Atomised @ Lollipop Gallery, London 2015

 

JimmyC exhibition Lollipop Gallery London 2015

JimmyC solo show Atomised @ Lollipop Gallery, London 2015

 

I was excited to see this next piece because I had missed a street installation made from bricks like this, off Brick Lane.  It wasn’t there for long, as you can imagine.  I believe it is a comment on the gentrification of London at the expense of ordinary people having homes.

 

JimmyC exhibition Lollipop Gallery London 2015

JimmyC solo show Atomised @ Lollipop Gallery, London 2015

 

JimmyC exhibition Lollipop Gallery London 2015

JimmyC solo show Atomised @ Lollipop Gallery, London 2015

 

There were a few other abstract pieces that I didn’t record but which you can see on the excellent post about the show by London Calling Blog.

JimmyC the artist

For those now keen to know more about this artist here are a few details.  James Cochran aka JimmyC hails from Australia.  As well as being a leading artist in the 90s graffiti scene over there, he later completed an MA in visual arts, specialising in urban realist and figurative oil painting.  Using a pointilist style, and blobs of aerosol paint, he developed his technique which he calls drip paintings and scribble paintings.  You can read more on his website link JimmyC About.

The exhibition is still on until Weds 30th September.  Do go along and see the actual works.  He really is a special as the fans online say he is. I’m now another JimmyC convert.

The gallery provided some great music, drinks and of course lollipops which many people enjoyed.

 

JimmyC exhibition Lollipop Gallery London 2015

Lollipop Gallery, 58 Commercial St, London. Opening night of JimmyC show September 2015

 

JimmyC exhibition Lollipop Gallery London 2015

Lollipop Gallery, 58 Commercial St, London. Opening night of JimmyC show September 2015

 

JimmyC exhibition Lollipop Gallery London 2015

Lollipop Gallery, 58 Commercial St, London. Opening night of JimmyC show September 2015

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