Horrors frontman Faris Badwan exhibits drawings
Tuesday 18 September 2012
The artwork of Horrors frontman Faris Badwan will go on display from tomorrow in London.
The singer, who studied at the Saint Martins College of Art, claims to have documented his entire life through drawing. His pictures have been used as album artwork for his own band as well as for the Charlatans and Hatcham Social.
"I draw all the time and as a result the books end up documenting everything," Badwan said.
Creatures in Colour: Sketchbooks from Faris Badwan at the Strand Gallery features new pieces in watercolour and acrylic alongside pages from his private sketchbooks.
The show follows Badwan's 2010 exhibition at The Book Club in Hoxton.
Badwan said: "There were ideas in the last exhibition that I wanted to develop and expand upon, and a lot of the mark-making in the new work is more expressive and intense.”
Hailed by the NME in 2007 as the most exciting British band since the Sex Pistols, the Horrors have since released three albums, including the 2009 Mercury Music Prize nominated “Primary Colours”.
Last year Badwan's creative pursuits extended to form another band, Cat’s Eyes, with Rachel Zeffira, an Italian-Canadian opera singer.
Creatures in Colour: Sketches from Faris Badwan, 18-30 September 2012 thestrandgallery.wordpress.com
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