London West Bank presents:
ICONIC IRRIGATION by K-GUY
K•Guy, who world-famously installed the pseudo shrine 'In Loving Memory of the Boom Economy' outside The Bank of England in London’s financial district and an artist widely respected in the urban art scene, will be showing an exciting new collection of works fuelled by his unique brand of wry humour.
In his first highly anticipated solo show, Iconic Irrigation, K-Guy gave the double-sided disposition of numerous icons – from politicians, religious leaders, celebrities and corporate brands and even political and social systems – a bold public airing in his trademark intelligent, scandalous and thought-provoking manner.
K•Guy’s work for this show also entered a new territory, by branching out into Pop Surrealism, a genre whose themes, colours and concepts he's been heavily influenced by. Block colour and bold lines are indicative of such, as are his use of familiar household brands. These works included new large scale originals and unseen prints of his highly regarded 'Coke Moss' featuring Kate Moss and the iconic Coke Zero logo, as well as 'Primate Pontificate,' which features three wise monkeys and was created for the Pope’s most recent UK visit.
Iconic Irrigation has seen K•Guy expand on his love of abandoned and discarded street detritus with new 2D workings. Visitors can also expect a new installation which will "cock a snook" at the beguiling nature of food labelling. Summing it up perfectly he says:
“My first solo show will celebrate the facile nature of brands and celebrity culture in a tabloid world of unquenchable thirst for consumerism to its perfunctory rejection and abandonment. Such is the nature of our illusory culture.”
K•Guy is a very popular and established name within the street art world. He has acquired a large fan-base as well as an enduring appreciation by collectors worldwide.
He is known best for his sharp off-the-mark responses to what goes on around him politically, socially and economically. He will typically works with paste ups, direct stencil and installations, along with a good measure of mischief, which is usually found in his subversive missions on the streets.
In recent times, K•Guy collaborated with The Prodigy by producing a limited edition print, fortheir track, ‘Take Me To The Hosptial’ at the request of lead singer, Liam Howlett, who is a massive fan of his work. The print was an instant sell out.