Jealous have brought together some of the top names in the world of photography for this very special group show.
7 March - 3rd April, Jealous East
Martin Parr is a British documentary photographer, photojournalist and photobook collector. He is known for his photographic projects that take an intimate, satirical and anthropological look at aspects of modern life, in particular documenting the social classes of England, and more broadly the wealth of the Western world.
Chris Levine uses cross-fertilization across many fields including music, performance, installation, fashion and design in a multitude of collaborative projects.
A pioneer in the field of light art, creating an adapting technology in the pursuit of the widest possible visual sensation, Levine is known for creating the 'Lightness of Being' and 'Equanimity', both portraits of Queen Elizabeth II. 'Equanimity' was commissioned by the Jersey Heritage Trust in 2004 and on 1 June 2012, a £100 note was issued to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II based on the portrait. 'Lightness of Being' is already being described as one of the most iconic images of the twenty first century. With light as its message, the sensational portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II presents an utterly fresh depiction of the most famous woman in the world.
Levine has had solo exhibitions at a number of institutions and galleries, including The Fine Art Society Contemporary, London, Asprey, London, and Genesis Foundation Commission, London. Group shows and special exhibitions include Society Contemporary, Hong Kong, Annenberg Foundation, Los Angeles, Museum of Modern Art, New York, National Museum, Cardiff, National Portrait Gallery, London, National Gallery, Scotland, National Museum, Belfast, Swarovski Crystal Palace, Milan and Colette, Paris.
Neil MacKenzie has over 25 years of experience and is best known for his work as a fashion, beauty and portrait photographer based in London. His portrait photography has seen him working with many interesting people from the worlds of cinema, TV, music and sport. Neil has exhibited in London and New York and his portrait of Hugh Grant featured in an exhibition at the National Portrait gallery. Having started out shooting Spandau Ballet in the early 1980's, his numerous commissions from record companies and the music press saw him work with most of the headline acts of the 80’s and 90’s. Such acts as Frankie Goes To Hollywood, INXS, Madness, Malcolm McLaren, Julien Lennon, Spice Girls, Destiny’s Child, TLC, Boyzone and Jon Bon Jovi.
Ashes 57 is an illustrator, painter and photographer whose work has provided some of the most iconic images of the underground bass music scene from the early days of dubstep through to footwork and beyond. From the flyers and posters she produced for the legendary Dub War parties in New York to record covers for labels including DMZ, Swamp 81 and Hyperdub, her illustrations, design work and photography have provided the visual foil to many of the most exciting moments in electronic music of recent years. Other musical collaborations include the artwork for the Wu-Tang Clan’s 2009 album, Enter the Dubstep, and the videos for three DJ Rashad tracks released on Teklife and Hyperdub.
A distinctive visual style links her illustration, painting and print work - images which are dense and detailed with fine and intricate lines. Her complex cityscapes, rendered in a largely monochromatic palette with an occasional burst of colour, are playgrounds for a revolving cast of DJs, musicians and revellers.
Collaboration with fellow artists and musicians has been an enduring source of inspiration, starting with the time spent working with Shepard Fairey in his Los Angeles design studio. Her photography documenting numerous Obey exhibitions and street art projects has been included in publications such as Arkitip and Supply and Demand - The Art of Shephard Fairey and has also been displayed at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Street Treasures, a book of street art photography compiled over several years spent travelling the globe, was published in 2012.
David Gwinnutt is an artist and photographer. During his long career he has known and photographed many of the most influential gay people from the last 30 years.
In 2013 he was voted 16th on the Independent’s Pink List of the top 100 most influential gay people in Britain today for creating the Pink Jack, a symbol of modern Britain and gay pride. The National Portrait Gallery recently acquired a portrait of David in recognition of this and his photographic work.
Jonathan Mannion is a noted photographer and film director. Mannion has shot over 300 album covers working closely with many hip hop legends including Jay Z, Dr. Dre, Aaliyah, Outkast, Nas, and Kendrick Lamar. Most recently he was the photographer behind the iconic Beats by Dre “Straight Outta” campaign.
Adam Bridgland graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2006, his practice uses a diverse range of materials and working methods to pursue an incisive and often witty exploration of distinctively British sentiments. In this specially commissioned work, Bridgland has captured Jealous staff members in a playful new photographic project.