Stanley Donwood is the artist behind many of Radiohead’s haunting album sleeves (from their second album on). If you’re a fan of his Radiohead work, then you might like some of his other pieces which are currently on exhibition. ‘Work On Papers’ is running now through March 12th at The Outsiders in London. This screenprint is titled ‘Second Twisted Woods – Gold’ and was created in 2010.
Here’s another screenprint of “twisted woods”, only this time in bronze. If you stop by the exhibit, you can purchase it framed for £225.
‘Bad Woods I’ is a screenprint made in 2011. You can find more works like this at The Others, which is located downstairs in The Dungeon. Donwood will be showcasing a selection of artist proofs, rare print editions, and original drawings on paper.
This screenprint from 2007 is called ‘Gold London Views – House of Bastards’. At this exhibit, you can also find never before seen images as well as prints from his most acclaimed series namely ʻAtoms For Peaceʼ, ʻLondon Viewsʼ and ʻTwisted Woodsʼ.
Donwood’s artwork often includes illustrated propagandist text and graphics, with underlying political themes. This 2010 screenptint is called ‘Atoms For Peace – English’.
This 2010 screenprint, ‘White Diamond Heist Bear’, features the bear logo commonly associated with Radiohead. Donwood had also contributed to the band’s website, and appears in some of their webcasts.
This is a screenprint of Donwood’s painting ‘Pacific Coast’. It was used for the cover of Radiohead’s 2003 album ‘Hail to the Thief’, and was co-created with Tchock (Thom Yorke’s pseudonym). The image is made to look like a road map, with phrases relating to the album taking the place of buildings. Donwood cited Los Angeles (where much of the album was recorded) to be the inspirational landscape.
This 2008 screenprint is called ‘Dystopian’. Donwood said of this exhibit, “Work on paper, I thought… work on paper. The forthcoming show at Mr Lazarides’ earliest gallery acquisition, once an emporium of sado- masochistic paraphenalia called ‘Swish’ and now a sort of shop-cum-gallery called ‘The Outsiders’ is to be an exhibition of various marks that I’ve made on paper.”
“And the thing is, I’m not actually in my studio, but in a kind of no-man’s-land in the crumbling edifice that houses it,” says Stanley Donwood. “It’s at times like this that I wonder why I didn’t listen to my teachers when I was younger, why I laughed at those careers-advice people.” Stop by his exhibit to see more pieces like this one, called ‘Avert Your Eyes’.
In addition to his work with Radiohead, Donwood has collaborated with Oakley Sunglasses, published 5 of his own monographs, created his own record label (Six Inch Records) and designed all of the official artwork for Glastonbury Festival since 2002. He also created this piece of art titled ‘Designer Outlet Village’.
Donwood has exhibited his gallery work internationally, with exhibitions in Rome, San Francisco, Holland, Bristol, Brighton, Tokyo, Barcelona, New York and London. This piece of artwork is called ‘In The Maze’.
This image was used for Radiohead’s 2000 album, ‘Kid A’. Since 1994 when he designed their album cover for ʻMy Iron Lungʼ, Donwood has produced the artwork for every Radiohead record counting 15 singles, 9 EPs and most if their studio albums. Donwood also helped create the cover for Thom Yorkeʼs solo album ‘The Eraser’.
Donwoodʼs album art has won him international acclaim including two Grammy awards. Stop by his art exhibit to see some of his award-winning pieces.
Donwood also runs a website, Slowly Downward, which features short stories and other bits of writing.
Click here for more information on the exhibition. ‘Stanley Donwood – Work on Paper’ runs from 17th February – 12th March 2011.