While tattoos today may be two-a-penny,
it’s easy to forget the skill, craftsmanship
and art behind the iconic designs that have
made their way onto so many hip,
A new show at London’s Somerset House
will explore ‘the artistic identity of tattoo
art today’, with a particular focus on
themes of ‘time’ that underpin so many
of the designs.
Somerset House says, ‘Time and all it infers
(such as life and death) is a classic, common
motif in tattoo art, expressed through a vast
variety of iconographic combinations.
Mon, 27 Jun 2014 | By Emily Gosling
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The artistic identity
of tattoo art today
So I was taking a day off with the
family. We had planned to go and
see the new planet of the apes film
(a must see btw) in Leicester Square.
It was a lovely sunny day and we had
time to kill before the start of the film.
We decided that we would make a quick stop at Somerset house
(off the Strand) you know the
place where they do the
ice skating at Christmas.
Anyhow we got there, walked through
the swarms of kids in their swimming
costumes ducking and diving between
the water fountains to cool off.
After wandering around a little we eventually found the gallery area that held the exhibition. (in the lift LG turn right then left as if exiting and its immediately on your right).
It was a small space and not worth making a special trip BUT if you are passing or on your lunch break then
its worth a look. It's free to get in also which is always good and if you have some spare cash you can actually buy yourself a Chris Garver original. (the wife would not let me near the shop
for obvious reasons).
Some of the work was great some mediocre but by far the worst for me was Ed Hardy we should rebrand his effort to Ed Hardley. I love his tattoo's but I don't think he really made an effort for the exhibition on this occasion.
Jason Farr - Partner Trillium Brands
| Thursday 20th July 2014