Art exhibition of recycled materials by Crisis client goes on display in East End
Artist, designer and performer John Webb, a client at Crisis Skylight London, is celebrating the launch of an exhibition of his work at The Brady Arts and Community Centre in Whitechapel.
“Packet in 2012” is an exhibition about using the abundance of waste material generated in everyday life and converting it creatively into functional artwork.
John - who is also known better as a singer-songwriter by the name MAXLOVE - is a First Class graduate of Goldsmiths University’s Fine Art degree and is inspired by the pressing contemporary issues of evolution, climate & survival.
Each piece is made using a minimum carbon footprint.
John said: “Basically this is a collective work using recycled materials, both commercial and domestic packaging.
“My work is about modular systems, it can be manipulated into whatever states you need to put it into, it’s like making an installation. I’ve used the Brady Arts Centre to realise this - you can go anywhere with this design.
“Every artist loves to exhibit their work – I’m exhausted but looking forward to the next exhibition and to doing better things in the future.”
Looking ahead, John sees "Recycology" as a way of looking at how people live and work and vice versa, enabling the maximisation of resourcefulness in a time when a whole plethora of environmental issues are of great concern.
The pieces explore the idea that there can be a meaningful and symbiotic relationship between art and design.
“Packet in 2012” is free to visit and runs from Monday 3 September to Wednesday 3 October.
It is open Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm and Saturdays 10.30am - 5pm.
To find out more visit the Brady Arts and Community Centre website.