Ten Hail Mary’s by Joe Holbrook opens on Friday 29th April.
Joe Holbrook displays his new works which are the reflection of people and the sinister aspects of young adult life. These characters, attitudes, and the immediate surroundings of his social life are seen through his own young eyes. He feels it’s necessary and dutiful to document and translate his generation, capturing and telling the story of his peers as he sees and experiences it.
With a laid-back approach to subjects and activities that are often frowned upon, Holbrook is not shy in creating a piece that audiences may not see as beautiful. His work is much deeper than just an image portraying contrasting and hypercritical personalities; it is not meant to be understood instantly. Holbrook’s work is shrouded in secrecy, often cropped in a unique, snapshot way to only tell part of a story. This gives viewers a taste of what’s going on, but not enough to feel fully satisfied; and at the same time not enough to be completely disappointed. This leaves a hunger and frustration, a desire for more and a feeling of mentally standing on your toes, hoping to glimpse the whole picture and bigger story through a crack in the artist’s door.
This will be the first showcase of Joe Holbrooks work in London, for 8 years. He will be presenting a curated selection of oil paintings from the past year, as well as the release of two limited prints and a exclusive signed, numbered zine.
“This is a private event, with no representatives nor gallerists involved. I want to give collectors of my work the opportunity to purchase straight the artist, no fees, no drivel.” Joe Holbrook
A map will be posted on the Friday afternoon on Instagram so you can find the location of the show, with the show opening Friday 29th 7-10pm and the consecutive Sat/Sun from 1-5pm.
Postcode will be E1 5LJ, UK.