We had the idea for Kunstpimp, a website selling some of our work, a couple of years ago. Janet Currier, Nicky Hodge and Wayne Lucas came together feeling there was nowhere that we could buy the sort of playful, irreverent works of art that we were all making, so an online shop seemed like the best way forward.
Kunstpimp sets out to showcase our one off artworks, limited edition prints, books and objects. The inspiration behind our work is diverse, but the common thread is an element of play and a twist of dark humour that we believe marks our work out out from other art and design products available online.
Alongside our own works we will be hosting a regular guest artist page and also curating special one-off events and presentations of work.
about the artists
Janet Currier’s work hovers on the edge between the abstract and representational. She is interested in found and imagined pattern and the way the smallest scrap of fabric can unlock so much memory, history and meaning. Painting and drawing are like stitching: acts of loving toil, akin to the intimate labours of looking after others. Repeated mark-making is sometimes a monotonous meditative gesture, or an obsessive kind of self-soothing that anchors in times of trauma. Her works are about everyday experiences like the joy and messiness of motherhood, the stress of trying to keep it all together and a perennial fear of losing the plot.
Janet Currier lives and works in London. She completed an MFA at Goldsmiths College in 2017 winning the Warden’s Art Prize for her year. Her work is held in various private and public collections including Goldsmiths Collection. She was awarded the Elephant Residency at Griffin Studios in 2017. Recent shows include: Otherworldly and Come to the window at Harts Lane London (2015), Mothership 1 and 2 in Wandsworth and Somerset (2017), Substrate at No Format Gallery (2018), Entitled at Spike Island Arts Bristol (2018) and Waiting Room as part of Deptford X 2018.
Primarily an abstract painter, Nicky Hodge began work on Magic Mountains several years ago. The project started with a fascination with mountains that were not actually seen – mountains glimpsed in the distance of the photos of a friend who had been to Alaska. Realising that these silent peaks with their crenulated tops were more awe-inspiring than anything she could hope to produce, she created a range of man-made mountains over Polaroids that she had discarded. This ongoing series of images (some of which are collected here in a book for the first time) explore ideas around feminism, language, the absurd, the irrational and how the private might be imagined in the public domain.
Nicky Hodge lives in London. She has a solo show of landscape paintings at Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art in 2001. In 2017 her work was selected for the Creekside Open and Small World at PS Mirabel in Manchester. Recent shows include a solo exhibition at No Format Gallery; Exceptional, the Collyer Bristow Graduate Award; the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, and Linden Hall Studio’s Winter Show, all 2018. Her work was selected by the Warbling Collective for their exhibition in April 2019.
Wayne Lucas' practice blurs the activities of painting and sculpture, reflecting and considering the human condition through a restless and obsessive accretion of materials. Recent works are both a physical play with ideas and a representation. The process and forms are entwined at every turn often interrupting the narrative. References to art history often anchor the work in a formal manner. The work is neither optimistic or pessimistic but a constant to and fro between the two.
Wayne Lucas was born 1965 and graduated from Middlesex with a first class honours in Fine Art in 1988. Selected shows include Urban Bird, James Coleman Gallery, London 2004; Obtractivism, Hales Gallery, London 2004 , Prague Biennale (2004), and Deptford X retrospective, APT, London 2008. Wayne was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing prize in 2008 and 2009. He was winner of the APT bursary to create a group show Prognostic Bridewell at APT gallery, London 2010. His work was included in The Thoughts of Stuff, Royal Society of Sculptors (2010). He currently lives and works in London.