Artist: Chaim Machlev, Ben Hopper, Erik Weiss
Curator: Zachary McHale
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 27th, 7pm - 11pm
Dates: September 14th - November 30th
6 Minerva Street, London E2 9EH
Open Mon - Sat, 10-6pm
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NR Project hosts Individualised, featuring internationally acclaimed tattoo artist, Chaim Machlev (also known as DotsToLines). Highlights include a series of metallic prints by Machlev and photographer Ben Hopper of Machlev's Blackwork tattoos. Previously exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, the prints will be accompanied by tattoo-stencil collages created by Machlev and additional photographs of his tattoos taken by Erik Weiss.
Each metallic prints displays one of Machlev's tattoos utilizing a reflective, negative exposure technique that makes their geometric designs come in and out of focus. Thus, the tattoos reveal themselves to viewers as they interact with the works. They also reference the challenge embraced by the artist with each tattoo: discovering the pattern that works in harmony with each unique body. The other works in the exhibition, tattoo-stencil collages and black & white photographs of Machlev's works, draw attention to the "life-cycle" of a tattoo, from design to stencil to fresh ink to the healed product. More broadly, the exhibition questions cultural preconceptions about tattoo culture and puts on full display the creative process of tattoo artists.
IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE GROUND BREAKING EXHIBITION....
A unique viewing experience of large-scale body art in a way never previously attempted: augmented reality.
CHANCES TO VIEW
September 14th - November 30th
Public Opening on September 27th, 7-11pm
V&A Design Festival
September 15th - 23rd
*Exclusive Q&A with the artist on September 21st.
London Tattoo Convention
September 28th - 30th