British painter Christian Furr made a name for himself in 1995 when, at just 28, he became the youngest ever artist to paint an official portrait of the Queen.
Following the acclaimed success of his portrait paintings, more recently Furr has turned to focus on everyday objects, with observations of still lives and a much talked about series of cheese and cake paintings. His most recent screen print, 'Jerusalem' is inspired by Blake and deals with notions of belonging and ancient history.
William Blanchard, or Wildcat Will as he is known, creates work of simplicity and ambiguity. An antidote to the buttoned-up, ’shiny facade’ of the corporation that the artist and art world has become.
The influences on Blanchard’s work are easily identifiable in the POP Art movement, from Paolozzi, Jasper Johns, Indiana, Rauschenberg, Peter Blake, Hamilton, Tilson, Peter Philips, Wesselmann, Oldenburg to Bermann, Cornell and Schwitters. The fact that they are so abundant in the artists work does not diminish or detract from it but instead highlights its brash influence and his appropriation. Taken as commercial reference to again comment and produce subjective sentiments on modern living.
The first time these artists have collaborated on a piece for the ACBF.
Furr places Wildcat's distinctive bastardized 'Human Beinz' tin in a mind blowing planetary 'mise en scene'
Produced for the Art Car Boot Fair 2022 Rude Summer Sale.