A new exhibition by graphic artist and director Jimmy Turrell, who has previously produced work for Adidas, Beck, Miguel, The Guardian and The New York Times.
In 2016 Jimmy Turrell bought a job lot of 1,000 vintage books and objects on Ebay, ranging from 1920s skiing manuals to vintage scrapbooks of the Norwegian royal family. From this collection (which was actually a day away from being taken to a rubbish dump) he then cherry-picked the best pieces to screenprint, draw and paint on top of, sometimes using the existing imagery and book titles as the source for ideas and concepts and at other times relying on happy accidents and randomness to create imagery of a more abstract nature.
Unforsaken is about finding the beauty in forgotten and discarded materials and bringing them back to life in a completely new context.
(Image: Jimmy was Creative Director for Beck’s new album “Colors”, creating the artwork and directing videos for the campaign – Beck’s Colors by Jimmy Turrell.)
On show: 3 – 8 November 2017, The Assembly House, 55 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SG
Monday – Wednesday 10:00 – 17:00
Thursday – Friday 10:00 – 18:00
Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday 11:00 – 17:00
Entry to The Assembly House: £2.50