For his first solo show Priest brings his work from the street to canvas, with the bold and colourful style that he has become known for distilled into the collection. Priestโ€™s cartoonish references embody his characteristic form, while his choice of subject matter extends this sense of humour and irony. In keeping with the cartoon genre, the show aims to be universally accessible - a vibrant study of the comedy and contradictions that arise in the transition from childhood, through adolescence and into adulthood.
Fresh from a year assisting Rone on Empire, Priest was inspired to put together his own body of work. Titled Toys, the exhibition is a darkly comical exploration of the changing meaning of โ€˜playโ€™ across the course of our development. The use of pastel and primary colours evoke a childhood setting but the palette quickly gives way to a far less innocent subject matter. Across the mediums of screen print, sculpture and more traditional compositional paintings, the show combines nostalgia and humour to examine the many stages of life.

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