D.I.Z.N.I at Graffick Galley Art Opening Thursday 17th May 2012

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DIZNI Dysfunctional Irate Zany Neurotic Individuals

DIZNI features new interpretations by Alec Monopoly, Ron English, Tee Wat, Speedy Graphito, Andy Seize, Jason Busk, Dotmaster, Dom Pattinson, Milo, Nuno Raminhos, Menghu Chen, Eyesaw, Gregory Siff, DDS, Inkfetish, Leeks, Carleen de Sozer, Dom Pattinson, Valery Pannetier, Matt Keeling, Redlock and Graham Smith.

Once upon a time in the kingdom of Portobello there was a contemporary arts venue named “Graffik Gallery”. D.I.Z.N.I. will be trespassing from 17th May – 3rd June.

When we think of children’s stories, two entirely different kinds of tale come to mind. Disney publishes beautiful tales with kind fairies who grant wishes and sprinkle fairy dust. These stories stem from the Victorian period, an era when the Grimm brothers’ tales were sanitised.

Tales by the Grimm brothers or Hans Christian Andersen where the storyline is dark, gruesome, a little bloodthirsty, and the fairies are naughty little bastards who might attempt to steal your children are more riveting. Graffik Gallery finds the latter so compelling that it has organised the DIZNI exhibition.

By showcasing coquettish and controversial painted cartoon characters popular images will be be stripped from the constraints of reality and their cultural significance, known for generations.

Our DIZNI will be looking to be re-homed and need a caring foster family
who will help them live happily ever after.

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About Mark Westall

Mark Westall is the Founder and Editor of FAD magazine, ' A curation of the world’s most interesting culture' [PLUS] Art of Conversation: A tri-annual 'no news paper'

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