Four Brazilian Artists. Four UK Artists. Three fax machines. One exhibition.
Curated by Autista and KK Outlet, Fax Ex-Machina is a one off live art exchange between Brazilian and UK artists taking place simultaneously in KK Outlet, London and POP Gallery Sao Paulo.
Brazilian artists Ramon Martins, Eduardo Recife (Misprinted Type), Elisa Sassi and Carlos Dias will fax their original artwork from Brazil straight to the walls of KK Outlet whilst UK based artists Andrew Clark, Billie Jean, Mcbess and Jimmy Turrell will be drawing live at KK Outlet and transmitting their pieces to POP Gallery, Sao Paulo.
High taxes and blindsided customs laws make it impractical to import and export art in and out of Brazil. Using the lo-fi means of fax machines we aim to avoid these extortionate charges and showcase young talent in and outside of Brazil.
An additional fax machine will be placed in the window of KK Outlet. We invite anyone from around the globe to fax art work, the best pieces will be included in the show. All submissions to be sent to the following number from Thursday 4 March +44 (0)207 0337681.
About the Brazilian artists:
EDUARDO RECIFE also known as Misprinted Type, has gained a cult following and attracted clients such as The New York Times and HBO as well as many column and blog inches on his short yet established and multi-faceted career.
CARLOS DIAS his neo-naive paintings bring out the essence of people’s flaws and emotions. His work has been featured in Juxtapoz Magazine and in shows all over the world, including a recent exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in São Paulo.
RAMON MARTINS is the Punk Rock version of Gustav Klimt, he’s already shown in Madrid, London, Los Angeles and is in the permanent collection of MOMA Rio de Janeiro.
ELISA SASSI Her work is highly influenced by the asian immigrants mixed with the dark sense of humor that comes from living in São Paulo.
About the UK based artists:
JIMMY TURRELL is a graphic artist who combines his love of handmade collage, drawing and painting alongside digital mark making. His incredibly detailed illustrations have featured in work for clients include Colette, Dazed & Confused, The Guardian, Nike and XL Recordings. http://www.jimmyturrell.com/index.php
McBESS creates humorous works featuring distinct characters in almost dark and twisted fairytale settings.
ANDREW CLARK creates beautiful graphite images combining geometry and nature in the most intriguing and intricate way.
BILLIE JEAN is a he and not a she. His drawing skills have been commissioned by prestigious clients such as Penguin, Creative Review, BBC, Pentagram and Nike.
Autista is a Brazilian art collective, lead by curator and founder David Charles and art director Melinda Gorham.
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