T E A M Atlas
A solo exhibition by Lucas Price
- This December, Lucas Price will be exhibiting at Rove Gallery, Hoxton square with a body of work developed during his time on the RCA MFA painting course.
- A series of paintings depicting everyday objects, and monochrome passages of text, the show, “TEAM Atlas”, will be the first in Price’ Atlas project, and as such sets in motion a series of possible avenues of inquiry and points of departure.
- Paintings of photographs of sculptures. Lines from songs heard on the radio. Logos from the movies. A screwed “NBA” logo. Linton Kwesi Johnson. The middle of Nowhere, The Centre of Everywhere. Half a Haiku. Jesus Christ.
- Price started painting on the street as part of the graffiti crew BC, and then went on to study at RCA. He has recently been collaborating with renowned Japanese designer Kazuki Kuraishi on a clothes label, A.Four.
T E A M Atlas is a solo exhibition by London based artist Lucas Price. The exhibition will open at the Rove Gallery, Hoxton Square 7th - 21st December.
The title Team Atlas is an acronym, (The Earth As My Atlas), which refers to the idea of mapping and cataloguing using images and text.
The show will exhibit a series of new works, comprising oil paintings and carbon and graphite drawings.
Images of plants, statues of Jesus, basketballs, text taken from Ghostface Killah lyrics and personal writings come together to develop new narratives and relationships.
Price is one of very few artists to be accepted onto the Royal College of Art’s MFA painting course without any prior training or qualification. This exhibition will show a culmination of work created during his time spent at the college; building on an artistic path that has led from graffiti, being invited to appear in Banksy’s Oscar nominated film “Exit”, via fashion and design to the RCA. Along with Barry McGee, Kaws et al, Price’s work bridges the gap between fine art and the world of so called “street culture”.
T E A M Atlas
Private View: Thursday 6th December, 2012, 6pm
Exhibition runs 7th - 21st December, 2012, 10am - 6pm Tuesday - Saturday
The Rove Gallery, 33-34 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NN
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2010 - 2013 Royal College of Art, Painting
Select Group exhibitions:
The Impossible Heap, Galerie8, Hackney, August, 2012
A Project For The Sun, Blyth Gallery, Imperial College London, Jan 2012
RCA Secret, RCA Kensington Gore, London, June 2012
Interim, RCA Kensington Gore, London, June 2011
RCA Secret, RCA Kensington Gore, London, November 2011
Burning Candy, Sartorial Art, Kings Cross, October 2008
T E A M Atlas, ROVE Gallery, Hoxton Square, December 2012
Jesus, Help Me Find My Proper Place. BRP, Shoreditch, 2009
(as Grey Sperling), Galerie8, Hackney, June 2012.
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