The collaborative drawings, paintings and artist books by Mike S. Redmond and Faye Coral Johnson (MSR & FCJ) undertake repetitive yet never pre-described operations, distorting and disorienting our most familiar of references. Through an experimental exchange – somewhere between the chaos and harmony of melding visual ideas – MSR FCJ consciously push traditional concepts of draftsmanship in favour of a personal style of figuration.
The result is offbeat, interspersed with smoking joggers, butter-fingered painters, flying musicians, creatures upon branches, handwritten warnings and depictions of all manner of odd but enchanting circumstances. For their upcoming presentation at HOME, expect experimental drawings, larger textural paintings, and a new publication loosely and indirectly spawned from a month long residency at Hospitalfield House in Scotland during August 2019.
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