The celebrated comedian and British Esquire’s first ever male cover star (yes, really) is quite the exhibitionist….
He’s known as the ‘comedian’s comedian’ in his double act with long-time collaborator Bob Mortimer, but Vic Reeves is becoming increasingly visible on the art circuit. Reeves describes his own art as “shit in the shed at the end of my garden, mixed with early Dadaism”, but his education in art (sneaking into lectures at Goldsmiths) and his surreal, non sequitur-filled sense of humour makes for a fascinating and nonsensical artistic style.
The latest exhibition, Hot Valve Leak, at the Strand Gallery, is an engaging collection of paintings, drawings and ceramics. There’s considerable technical skill on display, filtered through Reeves’ freeform imagination. It’s only on for ten days, so it’s well worth dropping by to experience an entertaining collection from a great British eccentric.
HOT VALVE LEAK: Visual ramblings of Vic Reeves, The Strand Gallery, 13th – 23rd February 2013
Words by Lydia Smith
Winston Churchill © Vic Reeves
Icon © Vic Reeves
Julius Caesar © Vic Reeves
The Master © Vic Reeves (top image)