by Robin Footitt
"Committed to providing a platform for emerging artists, the Nancy Victor Gallery appropriately launches the first solo exhibition from Robin Footitt. Presenting a selection of recent drawings, paintings and media works - including a print-portfolio commission for KT Tunstall's current release, Drastic Fantastic - Footitt's disaster-art collection pushes boundaries and challenges perceptions, co-opting heroes, villains and beasts and weaving them all together in an over-the-top manner. Having appeared in magazines such as Blackbook and Marmalade, as well as shown throughout New York and Frankfurt, Footitt offers an exhibition with a title he easily lives up to.
- Flavorpill LDN, Issue #202
Nancy Victor is pleased to announce the first London solo exhibition of promising British artist Robin Footitt. The exhibition assembles recent drawings, paintings and media work with a print portfolio commission by musician KT Tunstall for her forthcoming album "Drastic Fantastic" to be released September 2007.
Recent works continue an ongoing support for the imaginary sport of observing disaster - creating flags in celebration of the empty spaces we ourselves inhabit with anticipation in the age of big movie blockbusters. What we are presented with could be termed as the "arms of experiments" a phrase coined in the concrete literature piece 'Morning' by Brazilian-born artist Oyvind Fahlstr'm (1928-1976). Using the technique of operating on his existing writing, Fahlstrom produced a term that is not a new product but a new context from which emerging new matter is created. This is perhaps, best illustrated in the aforementioned print portfolio titled 'Circle Sky', which illuminates an intricate form of sequential dramas conjured from the artist's presence in the chronology of recording music. Upon reading this congestion of images in sequence the tension between frames communicates its own narrative whilst giving enough silence for each image to stand apart.
London-based artist Robin Footitt (b. 1982) has exhibited in a number of group and solo exhibitions in London, Frankfurt and New York. In 2006 his first solo exhibition 'Choose Your Own Adventure' at Hagan Saint Philip, New York was selected as an 'art pick' on artcal.net and January 2007 Footitt's window display 'Heist' at Central London jewellery store Kabiri was featured in Elle Magazine's 'Hot Top 10'. His work has been published in Blackbook Magazine (U.S.) and Marmalade (U.K) and has completed internships at Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Hayward Gallery, London. A 2004 Fine Art graduate of Central Saint Martins, Footitt enters the MA Painting programme at Royal College of Art in October. His work can also be seen in group show 'Individual Universes' BAR (Brent Artists' Resource), London, until 29th September, further images on his artsite www.gooutinthesun and in a solo exhibition at 96 Gillespie, London, scheduled for January 2008.
6 september 2007 / 6:30pm > 8:30pm
6 september> 28 september 2007
Monday > Friday, 10am > 6pm
For further information, images or interview requests contact Rachael at firstname.lastname@example.org or Drew at the Nancy Victor gallery on 020 7813 0373