Maybe it had just been awhile since I had enjoyed the pleasure of viewing much work by street artist Sickboy, but his latest offering, Make It Last Forever on view now at The Outsiders London in Soho, seemed to pop with vibrancy while providing plenty of personal symbolism to ponder.
Something about this Sickboy’s art conjures up the thought of a 21st century Hieronymus Bosch doing an episode of Spongebob Squarepants. I reckon that’s a good thing too as I’ve been keen to check out his work every time I’ve heard tell of it – and I’ve always found pleasure in what he’d produced.
His new Outsiders show is no exception. A “comprehensive showcase,” Make It Last Forever features several “surreal abstract canvases alongside an elaborate installation” designed specifically for gallery’s basement. And – believe it or not – although the artist has done tons of installations and painted plenty of street art around town, this show is his first time his stuff’s landed in an actual London gallery. It’s fun. It’s thoughtful. It’s vintage Sickboy and well worth checking out.
A memorable exhibition that’s as contemplative as it is cartoonish, Sickboy: Make It Last Forever is on now until Saturday 30 August 2014 at The Outsiders London, 8 Greek Street, W1D 4DG. Find out more at theoutsiders.net.