Blink Events: Anthony Burrill says ‘Clear Your Head Every Day’

A little while back we reported on the amazing and inspiring Anthony Burrill studio at Somerset House’s ‘Pick Me Up’ exhibition. Since then he’s been keeping us up to speed with his moves and grooves, and we were delighted to see there was a new exhibition on, entitled ‘Clear Your Head Every Day’. If, like us, you are a fan of the ‘Godfather of the graphic art scene’, we guarantee that you will enjoy this collection of work at Outline Editions on Berwick Street on show until 16th July (shake a leg and get down there sharpish so you don’t miss out).

‘Clear Your Head Every Day’ includes a collection of 30 new, small-scale limited edition prints and neon artworks created exclusively for the show, as well as collaborations with both internationally acclaimed furniture designer Michael Marriott and the sculptor Wilfrid Wood. There are live workshops taking place and the gallery space and windows have been re-designed by Burrill and Marriott for the show. If you’re in the mood to make a purchase, each piece will be for sale (prices from £30 – £300).

Burrill says, ‘Clear Your Head Every Day’ is a show very much in the spirit of an open studio following on from Pick Me Up.  Everything shown is based around a theme of positivity and as the title suggests, is about an antidote to stressful, city life.

Anthony Burrill from 'Clear Your Head Every Day'

Anthony Burrill from 'Clear Your Head Every Day'

Anthony Burrill from 'Clear Your Head Every Day'

Anthony Burrill with Wilfred Wood from 'Clear Your Head Every Day'

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Blink Inspiration: Pick Me Up, Anthony Burrill

Following on from last week’s post, here’s a bit more from the brilliant ‘Pick Me Up’ Graphic Art Fair at Somerset House. Today we focus on the artist in residence, Anthony Burrill. This may not be a name that you immediately recognize, but I guarantee that you know this artist’s work. His limited edition prints with slogans including “Work Hard and Be Nice to People” have lead the vanguard of a whole new graphic art direction. It was great to see his work beyond this incredibly popular statement piece.

The Burrill team had turned their space into a kind of gallery come workshop with a very open and interactive approach. Show attendees were encourages to get stuck in with scissors and glue to create mini artworks of their own, inspired by Burrill’s work surrounding them. There were also some more collaborative elements incorporated into the exhibition, with some stencil style artworks made with Wilfred Wood, and a great section of instant artwork where Ian Stevenson had sketched directly onto the wall (thanks for the banana sticker, Ian!).

Anthony Burrill's work at 'Pick Me Up'

Anthony Burrill's work at 'Pick Me Up'

Anthony Burrill's work at 'Pick Me Up'

Anthony Burrill's work at 'Pick Me Up'

Anthony Burrill at 'Pick Me Up'

Anthony Burrill and Wilfred Wood at 'Pick Me Up'

Anthony Burrill at 'Pick Me Up'

Ian Stevenson's work in the Anthony Burrill space at 'Pick Me Up'