Brian Eno's HARD ART to Release New Portrait Book and Exhibition

Housed at London’s Paul Stolper Gallery, the exhibition will feature unique crayon portraits of Es Devlin, Fred again.. and more.

Exhibitions

Since November 2022, an eclectic group have been gathering regularly at British musician, record producer and artist Brian Eno’s studio in London. From theatre to comedy, art to faith, economics to philanthropy, this growing cross-section of cultural participants have been collaborating around the themes of race and class inequality, climate and democracy. Welcome to HARD ART.

Later this month, London’s Paul Stolper Gallery will host a fundraising exhibition and book launch featuring a unique portrait series of artworks by HARD ART. Produced in collaboration with award-winning artist and animator, Ian Bruce, the collective invited a number of meteoric figures within the worlds of art, music and design, including Es Devlin, Jeremy Deller, Love Ssega, Cornelia Parker, Gavin Turk, Louis VI, Olivia Douglass, Chris Morris, Fred again.. and more — where Bruce paired members together to recreate each other through a technique called ‘blind contour drawing.’

The method prompts one to draw another without looking down at the page. Bruce followed by coloring in each linear abstraction using crayons, resulting in surreal portraits with meandering facial features. “A clever idea in the hands of a multi-talented artist,” remarked Eno in a statement. “Fascinating stuff!”

The exhibition will be mapped across two days, starting on Friday, May 24 and Tuesday, May 28 from from 10am to 6pm, respectively. Funds raised will benefit HARD ART’s initiative in cultivating bi-monthly sessions where creatives of all walks can converse, sparking dialogues and collaborations centered at the intersection of economics, politics, climate science and technology.

Paul Stolper Gallery
J E Ferris Ltd,
31 Museum St, London WC1A 1LH

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Daniel Arsham Brings His Future Relics to Thailand Through ‘BANGKOK 3024’
Interviews

Daniel Arsham Brings His Future Relics to Thailand Through ‘BANGKOK 3024’

An exhibition created in collaboration and celebration of luxury retailer Central Embassy’s 10 year anniversary.

Peter Halley and Avant Arte Partner on Geometric Print
Artworks

Peter Halley and Avant Arte Partner on Geometric Print

Limited to an edition of 40.

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Remembers American Artist Mike Kelley in New Retrospective
Exhibitions

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Remembers American Artist Mike Kelley in New Retrospective

The exhibition is on view in Düsseldorf until September 8, 2024.

Hypeart Visits: August Vilella Paints a Haunting Jazz Symphony

Hypeart Visits: August Vilella Paints a Haunting Jazz Symphony

Filled with imaginative creatures.

London's Barbican Centre Gets a Vibrant Makeover
Artworks

London's Barbican Centre Gets a Vibrant Makeover

Thanks to Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama.


The Haas Brothers Reveal Their First-Ever Paintings in New 'Inner Visions' Exhibition
Exhibitions

The Haas Brothers Reveal Their First-Ever Paintings in New 'Inner Visions' Exhibition

Open through June 8 at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood.

Reports Suggest Counterfeit Works by Monet and Renoir Are on the Rise Across eBay
Artworks

Reports Suggest Counterfeit Works by Monet and Renoir Are on the Rise Across eBay

“I’m sure that this is just the tip of the iceberg.”

teamLab Borderless Set to Open in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

teamLab Borderless Set to Open in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The first permanent site by the Japanese art collective in the Middle East.

Karl Hab Presents ‘24H Paris’ as an Outdoor Exhibition
Exhibitions

Karl Hab Presents ‘24H Paris’ as an Outdoor Exhibition

Open for public view until June 25.

Omar Sha3 and Ana Barriga Unveil 'Harmony in Play' Mural at BRED Abu Dhabi Festival

Omar Sha3 and Ana Barriga Unveil 'Harmony in Play' Mural at BRED Abu Dhabi Festival

Inviting viewers into a world where imagination reigns supreme.

More ▾
 
We got you covered. Don’t miss out on the latest news by signing up for our newsletters.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.