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Eccentricus Britannicus

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20 Jul 2019 1pm - 3pm

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Castle Fine Art, Leeds

24-25 Albion Place , Leeds, LS1 6JS

Contemporary artists, Peter and Jayne Smith, will be appearing at a Leeds gallery next weekend to showcase their latest collection, Eccentricus Britannicus.

Local art fans can meet the husband and wife duo at Castle Fine Art Albion Place on Saturday 20th July, from 1pm-3pm.

Peter and Jayne’s latest release is their most raucous collection to date. A humorous culmination of Victorian imagery, reinvented literature and adult jokes, it features famous British icons such as Sherlock Holmes, Punch and Judy and Bassetts Liquorice Allsorts.

As part of the meet the artist event, Peter and Jayne will be releasing an exclusive remarqued edition of their painting titled Doctor Whowhoo and the Planet of Crapcomicon, and for each one purchased, Peter will personally hand-paint the buyer’s chosen characters into their piece.

Originally from Mansfield, Nottingham, Peter Smith is a self-taught artist whose background in the fashion, media and advertising industries feeds into his artwork.

Alongside his wife Jayne, he is best known as the creator of one of the UK's most collectable artwork brands – the famous striped rotund characters called the Impossimals® and Lost Impossimals. The distinctive style and off-the-wall humour, coupled with unusual titles, has made the Impossimals® into one of the most recognisable and collected style of limited edition art and sculpture today.

Speaking about the new collection, Peter Smith said: “Eccentricus Britannicus is not a Harry Potter Brexit spell, it’s a tour de force of collectable and unique Pythonesque imagery twisted with history, surrealism and penny dreadful Victorian storytelling. It’s artwork that you can proudly hang on your wall and say to jealous friends: ‘You’ll never believe what this is about’.”

Roy Pritchard, gallery manager at Castle Fine Art, Leeds, said: “This brand new collection has a notably humorous tone, a signature style for which Peter and Jayne have become renowned.

“Our meet the artists event is an ideal opportunity to hear first-hand about the stories behind each new piece and the work undertaken by both Peter and Jayne to bring this beautiful collection into being – which will no doubt be savoured by collectors and art lovers alike.”

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  • Free Event
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  • Visual Art
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