One of London’s most determined fine artists has teamed up with one of its most notorious. Expect masked gunmen slogging it out over criminal bounties (a la Martin Lea Brown) and big wet sloppy licks ‘n’ kisses from mouthy graffiti artist Sweet Toof at this Sartorial Contemporary Art exhibition running today and tomorrow and then from 13 January to 4 February. Both artists have the uncanny ability to juxtapose images of violence, illegality and desperation with vivid colours and an exuberance too often avoided in contemporary art (at least in this town). The results provide viewers with an opportunity to ponder societal anxiety and the fragility of cultural norms at a time when such topics truly resonate. In other words, this is cool shit that’s worth ogling. Very zeitgeist-y!
Photography by Chris Osburn