Pioneered by Angela Flowers in 1983 Artist of the Day is an annual event whereby ten selectors choose an artist to each hold a one day solo exhibition over the course of two weeks. Running from the 27 June – 9 July, this year’s selectors include Julian Opie, Tim Head, Alison Wilding and Chantal Joffe. Each of the ten chosen artists will show at Flowers Cork Street for one day during the course of the two weeks. On Saturday 2nd and 9th July there will be a group exhibition of artists who exhibited during the week. We’ve handpicked our favourites below.
Selected by Lynette Yiadom-Baokye, Kuruganti (b.1967) documents the daily lives of manual labourers, from the ship-breaking yards of Bombay to the coal mining villages of Dhanbad. His projects have included photographing those living with industrial pollution, their ancestral lands destroyed through mining and since 2001 he has worked with Freedom Foundation HIV/Aids clinics to document the spread of the disease through the populations in Hyderabad and Bangalore.
Selected by Alison Wilding, Griffiths (b.1984) studied Fine Art at University College Falmouth and will graduate this year from the Royal College of Art. Her work focuses on the everyday packaging we use such as shampoo bottles and fast food trays. Taking such objects as a starting point, her recent series of work enlarges and magnifies ubiquitous design details, painstakingly rendering them in a uniform sheet material. The forms and surface details of these sculptures refer to those inherent in plastic objects that have been industrially produced through vacuum forming or injection moulding.
An Gee Chan
Selected by Adam Dant, Chan will complete an MA in Fine Art Printmaking from the Royal College of Art this year. Her polished and accomplished, yet garish and brightly coloured prints feature the grotesque and comical imagery of dreams and imaging mythological characters. This highly narrative work is influences by her Hong Kong background, stories of the press and dreams which she expresses in books, prints, murals and installations.
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Courtesy the artist and Flowers Cork Street