‘Fête des Imbéciles’ an exhibition of works by Robert Rubbish


James Jackson presents ‘Fête des Imbéciles’ an exhibition of works by Robert Rubbish at his newly refurbished premises,
James Jackson, 279 Lillie Rd. LONDON SW6 7LL from 1st May to 19th May.
Private View 6pm-8pm Wednesday 1st May 2019.

‘No fool can be silent at a feast’.
The exhibition is a collection of drawings and paintings that draw on Robert’s interest in literature, surrealism, food and feasting in art and Georgian prints.

dark babe feast

There are also references to films and film makers in the artwork, referencing scenes and historical moments where dining is prevalent. For example, Ken Russell’s “women in love” fig scene is re-worked, and Fellini films and characters have been re-appropriated into dining scenes.


In the artworks featured in the show (featuring eleven on paper and five new canvases), Rubbish explores the characters both real and fictional of bohemian Paris across history, from Godard to the Surrealists and beyond. The show also features an installation based on Meret Oppenheim’s surrealist spring feast. While the show explores Parisien literary and arts history, it also explores the thematic trope of the feast, from pagan ritual to the literary lunch.

Robert Rubbish is a founding member of Le Gun magazine.

About Mark Westall

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