'The Suggestionists' opens at The Saatchi Gallery, London on November 18
Gorillaz artist Jamie Hewlett has announced his first art exhibition.
‘The Suggestionists’ will take place at The Saatchi Gallery, London from November 18-December 2. It will be the first time the artist and designer has exhibited his work.
According to a press release, the exhibition will present ‘three brand new bodies of work’ by Hewlett. The three stages of the exhibition are titled ‘Tarot’, ‘Honey’ and ‘Pines’.
‘Tarot’ will include ’22 larger than life Tarot cards’ while ‘Honey’ will explore ‘the deliciously sleazy ambiance of an adult cinema lobby.’ The final section ‘Pines’ will collect together large-scale ‘extraordinarily detailed illustrations of trees.’
Pre-exhibtion prints are currently available from Jamiehewlett.com
Jamie Hewlett lives and works in Paris. The artist first rose to prominence with Tank Girl, a cult comic strip which was adapted as a film in 1995. In 1998 he founded the virtual band Gorillaz with Blur’s Damon Albarn. The band’s 2001 debut album ‘Gorillaz’ sold over seven million copies and earned them a spot in the Guiness Book of World Records as ‘Most Successful Virtual Band.’
With Blur releasing their comeback record and first full-length since 2003, ‘The Magic Whip’, earlier this year, the singer confirmed he’ll turn his attention to Gorillaz once again.
“I’m starting recording in September for a new Gorillaz record,” Albarn has told Australian television programme ABC 7.30.
“I’ve just been really, really busy so I haven’t had a chance,” he continued. “I’d love to just get back in to that routine of being at home and coming to the studio five days a week.”
In January, Hewlett hinted at the news in an Instagram post that featured new drawings of fictional band members Murdoc and Noodle. Hewlett also wrote: “Yes Gorillaz Returns”.