Anthony Burrill: YOU HAVE THE ANSWER
London is calling! Forward Festival’s guardian speaker and internationally acclaimed graphic artist Anthony Burrill is showcasing his latest works. The exhibition YOU HAVE THE ANSWER highlights the artist’s prints alongside a hand-painted wall mural on the importance and simplicity of human connection. Jealous East Gallery features new distinctive artworks which have never before been exhibited to the public.
Graphic artist and designer Anthony Burrill combines a knack for simplicity that packs a punch with analogue craft skills and powerful, positive messages. Installations, events and work in three dimensions punctuate Burrill’s practice, as well as words, gentle humour and people, which are the heart of his practice. Anthony is known for his persuasive, up-beat style of communication. He likes to ask questions rather than give answers and always looks for a powerful connection with the audience. Burrill collaborates with other forward-thinking creatives across disciplines spanning music, architecture, curation, education and more; pushing his traditional discipline of choice, letterpress printing, into bold new territories.
This time at YOU HAVE THE ANSWER Burrill uses the habitually-used ampersand to act as an emblem for human connection. Large monochromatic screen-prints line the walls, some of which were created in the Jealous Print Studios. They are accompanied by a huge mural at centre-stage, spanning an entire wall of the gallery. Anthony has also created a special limited edition poster and collectable postcards for this exhibition.
The key part of the work is the ampersand. It represents the glue that holds our relationships together. The ‘AND’ in YOU & ME. It’s this connection that makes every human interaction important. The prints and mural in the exhibition take the form of the ampersand, in this case the same type that was used in the Leeds mural, and create abstract patterns using a repeat and rotation of the letterform. The interlocked shapes remind us of how we are linked with other people. How those alliances are interdependent and shape the fabric of our lives. – Anthony Burrill, 2022.
‘YOU HAVE THE ANSWER’ will run until 20th November at Jealous East. Jealous is a fine art print studio, contemporary gallery and print publisher with spaces in East London’s creative hub of Shoreditch, Crouch End and Tottenham. Internationally recognised as one of the foremost fine art studios working today, Jealous are well known for their collaborative approach, producing high quality limited edition prints with leading artists, galleries and museums. All works from YOU HAVE THE ANSWER exhibition are currently available to buy here.