This year, Outside In invited London-based artists to submit black and white drawings to an open competition. Seven Outside In artists have been selected from submissions focusing on the theme of the subconscious.
The artists – selected by Ron Henocq, Director of CGP London; Vivenne Roberts, Curator at the Julian Hartnoll Gallery; Nick Blinko, Outsider Artist; and Jennifer Gilbert, Outside In Manager – are:
One artist will be chosen from the selected seven by Vivienne Roberts for a solo show at the Julian Hartnoll Gallery, Duke Street, London, from 17 – 22 November 2014.
The chosen works will hang alongside Outsider Artist Nick Blinko's minutely detailed monochrome pieces. Macabre and intense; Blinko's images depict microscopically detailed interconnecting worlds and figures such as skulls, broken dolls, imps, foetuses and precisely handwritten notes. Full of personal iconography, his art has often been compared to the works of Beardsley, Bosch and the later works of Goya for their haunting honesty, intense imagination and belief in the artist's vision.
A series of events, workshops and talks organised by Outside In's partner organisations will accompany the exhibition.
Image: Nick Blinko, Gothic Heads