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People keep asking me when I’m going to show some of my paintings in my adopted hometown of Worthing. The time has come…

‘In memoriam to the concrete and steel fortress of the once-proud Bed King’
neon paintings by Dominic Bradnum
Control Gallery, 7 North St, Worthing BN11 1ER
OPENING NIGHT – FRIDAY 08 JUNE – 6PM-9PM – ALL WELCOME
selected works on show throughout June 2018

As Teville Gate is reduced to rubble, I exhibit my latest paintings capturing the final days of this municipal concrete behemoth just before the heavy machinery moved in.

The paintings depict the brutalist environs as night draws in – derelict, devoid of life – a scene you probably shouldn’t enter. And yet something catches your eye: the incandescent glow of neon poetry – messages that hint at romance and obsession. Messages that may or may not have ever been there.

Control Gallery is perfectly located for showing these works: affording a view from its window of the mechanical dinosaurs as they bite and tear away at the concrete and steel fortress of the once-proud Bed King.

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Neon Graffiti (For Guy Debord & The Situationist International), 2015, oil and mixed media on canvas, 75cm x 100cmI am now taking orders for my latest limited edition print which I’m releasing to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Paris uprising of May 1968.

This giclée art print will be released as a signed and numbered edition of 50 on A2 330gsm archival quality Somerset Velvet cotton rag paper, with hand-torn deckle edges. It will be available at a very special introductory price of £68.00 (see what I did there?!) until midnight on 31 May 2018.

to pre-order now for £68.00** please select your shipping option below
(estimated availability from 1 May 2018)
** post-31 May RRP: £150.00

OFFER NOW CLOSED

 

More about the print:

The print is a direct, high-resolution giclée reproduction of my painting Neon Graffiti (for Guy Debord and The Situationist International). The text is based on a slogan painted by Guy Debord across a wall on the Rue De Seine, Paris (circa 1953). It translates literally as Never Work and was apparently still legible in ’68 when it was co-opted (along with other ideas of the Situationists) and became one of many slogans mass-printed and distributed on posters, leaflets and placards in the student revolt.