ORBITAL LAUNCHES NEW ART GALLERY

LOCATION: Orbital Art Galley/Comics/Pop Ups
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA
[email protected]

EXHIBITION: THURSDAY 1 JULY – FRIDAY 30 JULY 2021
(OPEN MONDAY – THURSDAY: 12 – 6 PM; FRIDAY & SATURDAY 12 – 7 PM; SUNDAY 12 – 5 PM)

Internationally renowned ORBITAL is extremely proud to announce the launch of the ORBITAL ART GALLERY.

Situated in the heart of London’s West End (8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA) at Orbital’s flagship store, the white wall gallery occupies two rooms within the location’s spectacular 3000 sq feet.

Gallery curator Billy Chainsaw says: “My vision for the Orbital Art Gallery is an inclusive one which embraces the work of both emerging and established artists, offering art at affordable to more expensive prices. Our aim is to display all art forms, from edgy to classical and all points in between… this also includes photography, installations and live performances.”

With an intent to stimulate the senses, the eclectic array of artists exhibiting at the Orbital launch show are: Billy Chainsaw, Gerard Don Daniel, Girl Shit, JRoldan, and Mister Wim.

There will also be a premiere pop-up room, housing a wide range of limited edition, hand-pulled, signed, numbered, and open edition prints, drawn from the impressive Orbital and Missed Deadline’s stable of artists.

Join us and let Orbital Gallery challenge your perceptions of both art and the way it is presented to the world’s public.

Art Galley/Comics/Pop Ups
8 Great Newport Street
London WC2H 7JA
[email protected]

Billy Chainsaw is an internationally collected, contemporary Pop artist whose work uses a fertile mix of pulp and the arcane to engage with ideas of mortality, magick and sensuality.

Chainsaw’s works on paper, canvas, and his up-cycling of ceramics is an appropriation of pop and cult iconography… his is a transformative art.  Working with paints, screen-printing, photographs and decals, Chainsaw has developed a personal armoury of imagery and gestural approaches that are instantly recognisable yet seemingly open to infinite experimentation.

Chainsaw says he has no interest in perfection.  He’s far more passionate about the ragged edges, the uneven surface and the traces of previous mistakes.  All of which combine to provide the volatile seedbed of his works.  At the heart of all his art – be it ceramic, canvas or beyond – is a painstaking process of layering which often takes several days.

Chainsaw cites the notorious beat generation author William S. Burroughs as his ‘ghost muse’. Burroughs is an artist who emerged from the counter culture to assume a totemic presence within the mainstream. Like Salvador Dali, The Ramones or Frida Kahlo, Burroughs’ visual image is recognised even by those unacquainted with his artistic output. The US experimental author has long been a touchstone for Chainsaw, but not just as a poster boy for those who prefer their artists spattered with the markings of the outlaw. Rather, Chainsaw grapples with some of the deeper themes running through Burroughs’ work. Ideas such as art being a magickal tool and an instrument of change, or notions of death and decay having their own special beauty.

Like Burroughs’ oeuvre, Chainsaw’s art represents a collision of the matter of fact and the fantastical, the elemental and the quotidian, the highbrow and the lowbrow.

Chainsaw’s previous work has been exhibited in numerous highly regarded galleries such as the Saatchi Gallery London, along with solo and group shows throughout the US and the UK, including one at the infamous Horse Hospital. He has also designed an album sleeve for indie superstars, The Fall, as well as creating an exclusive fabric design for cutting-edge clothing company Charles of London. For many years he’s also operated as a film critic and cultural commentator, writing for publications as diverse as Empire, Bizarre and Kerrang!

(text by Graham Duff: Screenwriter, director and actor. Writer of Ideal, Hebburn, Nebulous, and Doctor Terrible’s House of Horrible)

Website: www.koolkrakenincorporated.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/billychainsawhoulston

Billy Chainsaw is an internationally collected, British contemporary Pop artist whose work uses a fertile mix of pulp and the arcane to engage with ideas of mortality, magick and sensuality.

Through his transformative art Chainsaw has developed a personal armoury of imagery and gestural approaches that are instantly recognizable, yet seemingly open to infinite experimentation.

Chainsaw says he has no interest in perfection.  He’s far more passionate about the ragged edges, the uneven surface and the traces of previous mistakes.  All of which combine to provide the volatile seedbed of his works.

Chainsaw’s previous work has been exhibited in numerous highly regarded galleries such as the Saatchi Gallery London and the Fleetwood Gallery San Francisco

Website: www.koolkrakenincorporated.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/billychainsawhoulston

Girl Shit has an art school, fine art background.

The British artist’s multi-disciplinary approach to making art and asking questions leads Girl Shit through positive propaganda to examine the female in art and society through layers of subculture, contradictions and personal memory.

Oil painting, collage, printmaking, drawing and sculpture form the framework for Girl Shit’s narrative led practice, with a flip side of artist merch’ that embodies the DIY attitude and aesthetics of punk to create ‘art on any surface’ and an everyday connection through the work.

Web site: www.girlshitartist.com

Instagram https://instagram.com/girlshitgirl

Mister Wim is a London based, Antwerp born, international, art revolutionary.

A post-graffiti-sticker-monster, he’s been turning heads since ’91, doing commissioned and non-commissioned murals in public and private spaces; participating in group art shows; and creating action paintings in bars, discos, music festivals, and tattoo studios and conventions – from Deptford to Osaka.

Mister Wim’s method of ARTful dodging also embraces graffiti, body painting, tattoo designs, drive-by stickering, and simple drawing.

His is a peaceful revolution through art.

Web site: www.misterwim.com

Instagram: https://instagram.com/misterwim

& https://instagram.com/brainmansion

 

JRoldan was born in Columbia, raised in the US, and now resides in London.

JRoldan’s mixed media work embraces the schools of abstract and gestural expression to create an artistic vision that is uniquely his own.

As the creator, JRoldan is clearly ‘visible’ in his art; his work can never be considered passive or one-dimensional.  The very action of his art – by splattering, pouring and scraping fingers across canvas – produces a sense of feverish animation. For the observer, JRoldan’s work has a demanding forcefulness that immediately engages our attention.

Subversive, irreverent and darkly humorous, JRoldan’s goal is always to strengthen the visual impact of his statement.  Drawing on his love of ancient mythology and a fascination with historical figures, his works deal in underlying and overlying truths. They raise questions about myth and reality. They invite us to see them not only as aesthetic objects, but also as objects of reflection.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jhonnyroldan

Gerard Don-Daniel was born and lives in London.

His mixed media art incorporates drawing, painting, photography, collage, digital art, illustration, printmaking and found objects.

Much of Don-Daniel’s inspiration comes from comic books and street art, which he applies to broader, more recognized genres of art history to create a personalized body of work.

Having exhibited in several London galleries, Don-Daniel’s previous work has been snapped up by many private collectors.

Website: www.gerarddd.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gerard_don_daniel