“HEAD, THORAX, ABDOMEN”
Paintings & Prints by Danny Pockets
3rd – 17th February 2018
Multi disciplinary artist, curator and pamphleteer Danny Pockets has worked from and
on the streets of London for twenty five years. He has exhibited internationally,
including at the 54th, 55th and 56th Biennale Di Venezia, and extensively at home in
the UK, having had work shown in both Tate Britain and Tate Modern in addition to
many other galleries. His Universal Racket Press has been bringing printed work to the
public since the 80’s.
His aesthetic is driven by the spirit of Punk and Rave DIY culture,Marvel, DC and the Grand
Masters. Sometime around 1995 from his Curtain Road studio in Shoreditch, he recognised
the change about to happen and commenced a series of paintings: “Congregation”, the
shopfronts and icons of a transitional city. Out of this came the “Houses Of The Holy” series
of paintings – music venues, dancehalls and clubs: the cathedrals of our Rock’n’Roll heritage.