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James Mylne: A Decade of Shady Business at 4 Mandeville Place

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Time 10:00
Date 12/12/19
Price Free

Created with a simple ballpoint pen & some phenomenal talent, Mylne presents A Decade of Shady Business, an exhibition of incredible new works that address themes & issues close to the artist’s heart.

Thursday 12 - Sunday 22 December.

The exclusive art space, just behind Selfridges on 4 Mandeville Place, W1U 2BG, just a 2 minute walk from Bond St tube station will be the home of Mylnes solo exhibition, celebrating ten years of his innovative ballpoint art.

The Battersea based artist specialises in photo-realism through using ballpoint pens on paper and is considered a pioneer in the field. Often featuring political figures or news events, Mylne’s work during the past decade has also focused on the topics of celebrity, notoriety and the focusing of our gaze towards instantly recognisable figures. 

There will be approximately 12 new un-exhibited originals on show as well as a small selection of hand finished work. Some of the most arresting portraits in the new exhibition immortalise two of the most contentious political figures of the moment, Boris Johnson and Jair Bolsonaro. Mylne has painstakingly recreated the current British Prime Minister in the guise of arch villain The Joker, in a nod to the new Joaquin Phoenix blockbuster. Meanwhile the damning portrayal of Brazilian PM Bolsonaro sees the controversial world leader captured with the flames of the Amazon pouring from his eyes.