Premier Art exhibition: Malcolm Stevens – “Malkie”
4th January to 10th February 2017
Open evening 9th January 7-9pm
Please ring to view 020 8464 5816
Unique and fun, inspired by Roy Lichtenstein, Malkie presents his first solo exhibition at Ripley Arts centre.
Art was always my favourite subject at school but I did not pursue it as a career as I felt it was too risky financially. However I always promised myself I would take it up as a hobby when I retired, and so I did in January 2014.
My mission was to produce my own unique and easily recognisable style. That style was inspired by Roy Lichtenstein’s line drawings initially and I set myself certain parameters to keep continuity of style: I decided there would be no backgrounds to detract the eye from the main subject, the title would always appear in the body of the picture, I would use the nick name “Malkie” as a logo, I would produce all pictures for Exhibition on a consistent A3 paper size, and they would be framed under reflective glass with a simple black frame of 40×50 cm.
Very often the title and or the subject is a parody or just quirky which suits my personality. The pictures are intended to be eye catching and fun.
I hope you will enjoy!