Here we are taking a look at the current exhibition ‘Not In Use’ by artist Skeleton Cardboard on show at BSMT Space. It’s been some 9 or so months since we have had the pleasure of visiting an exhibition at BSMT Space who have been on hiatus over this time. So it is exceptionally fitting that their grand reopening presents a full on immersive showcasing of East London artist Skeleton Cardboard’s work, someone who has featured in many group shows presented by the gallery since and including its debut exhibition in 2015, but now finally gets to show what he does best on a larger scale.
Certainly an impressive show that really encapsulates everything that is brilliant about this artists work, offering a diverse range of pieces presented on a wide array of ‘canvases’ and offering a glimpse into the manic and defiant world of Skeleton Cardboard. The body of works of course presents plenty of skeleton’s – also offering a glimpse as to how the artists presentation of these subjects have evolved over the years – as well as whole host of mixed media abstract creations that merge into the chaos the more tangible skeletons inhabit and all providing a backdrop for the sarcastic social commentary critiquing society’s relationship with Popular Culture offering a humourous dig at the cultural zeitgeist that for us truly defines the brilliance of Skeleton Cardboard’s artistic output.
The BSMT Space can be found at 5 Stoke Newington Road and Skeleton Cardboard’s ‘Not In Use’ show runs until Sunday 07th October. So if you haven’t already, head along to see the great show for yourselves, you really won’t be disappointed.
‘Danse Macabre/Internet Connection Required’ – Mixed Media on Reclaimed Table Top.
‘Dead Can Dance / Trust Me Bruv’ – Mixed Media on Cardboard.
‘Trying to be Something I Am Not’ – Mixed Media on Reclaimed Table Top.
‘Fragile With Care’ – Acrylic & Spray Paint on used Spray Can.
‘Poison/Whiskey’ – Acrylic on Poiton Bottle.
‘Without Toes You Would Fall Down’ – Mixed Media on Antique Wardrobe.
‘Explain Yourself’ – Mixed Media on Canvas.
‘Just About Holding It Together’ (above) & ‘0111’ – Mixed Media on Canvas.
‘Overbiting / Side A’ – Acrylic on Canvas.
‘All Breakages Must Be Paid / Side B’ – Acrylic on Canvas.
‘Yellow Skull / Revised BS’ – Spray Paint & Acrylic on Wood.
‘This Way Up / No This Way Up’ – Mixed Media on Reclaimed Canvas.
‘Skate Or Die…Or Die Anyway’ (left) & ‘Better Off Dead…Than Before / Strike Through’ – Mixed Media on Skateboard.
‘Right Skel Montana Black’ – Spray Paint & Acrylic on Cardboard.
‘Ezekiel / Recently Seperated’ – Acrylic & Spray Paint in Canvas.
‘Blue Skel…After Matisse’ – Spray Paint, Acrylic & Oil Pastel on Reclaimed Board.
‘Do Not Read This Read Between The Lines’ – Mixed Media on Canvas.
‘What Are You Doing Now?’ – Mixed Media on Reclaimed Cupboard Door.
‘You’re Not Being fucking Clever / SMH / Edit Profile’ – Mixed Media on Canvas.
‘Left Skel hock Blue Pastel’ – Spray Paint & Acrylic on Cardboard.
‘Wish You Were Here / Dead’ – Mixed Media on Reclaimed Tabletop.
‘100% Guaranteed / Death by Nothing’ – Mixed Media on Reclaimed Canvas.
‘Is This Normal’ – Acrylic & Spray Paint on Skateboards.
‘Help I’m Losing The Ability’ (top left), ‘Everything Is Slowly Killing Me’ (top right), ‘There Are No New Ideas’ (bottom left) & ‘Forget About Dre’ (bottom right) – Acrylic & Spray Paint on Canvas.
‘Why Are You So Happy’ – Spray Paint & Acrylic on Canvas.
‘0111’ – Oil Stick & Spray Paint on Canvas.
‘Too Many Fucking Prima Donnas’ – Spray Paint & Acrylic on Reclaimed Cupboard Door.
‘Untitled Roller Tray’ – Mixd Media on Roller Tray.