The two shows feature Redman’s portrait prints, with Milan dedicated to leading figures from the Fashion System, and Ferrara an exploration of global and local popular culture icons. Redman’s portrait series are timely and culturally relevant, capturing the essence of the protagonist with new shapes and forms. Each piece, placed against a white background in the tradition of cubism, seeks to reinterpret these character traits in unexpected ways.
Subjects retain the stoney/pockerfaced expression associated with traditional portraiture, but it is blended with furiously bright and modern colours that create a juxtaposition between the subject and the visually confronting execution of wonky black lines and sharp pattern fills. The gravitas of a portrait sitting is removed as the reference image of the subject is based on a composite of online photos.
Aside form his portrait work, Redman is the creator of the blog Darcel Disappoints , often
working in collaboration with iconic Parisian store colette where in 2010 he opened a solo exhibition, titled ‘And a miserable day to you too’.
He has exhibited across the world, most notably at the Musée de la Publicité, Louvre, and has also worked on projects for brands like LVMH, Nike, Apple, Vogue, Converse, MTV and The New York Times.
Together with his co-partner Karl Maier, who lives on the opposite side of the world in Sydney Australia, Redman runs the studio Craig & Karl. Together they create big, bold work that is filled with simple messages executed in a thoughtful and often humorous way.
We are really proud to host the colourful irony of this talented artist, who has created this series of work exclusive for Slam Jam.
Saturday, September 24th 2011
Slam Jam Milano
Via Pasquale Paoli 3/5
Saturday, October 1st 2011
Slam Jam Ferrara
Via Cannonica 12 int. 3/5
More looks after the jump.