Typewriter Artist James Cook has created new, never-before-seen, London-based artwork exclusively for the exhibition at Trinity Buoy Wharf, which he describes as some of his very best work to date. The exhibition will feature more than 50 type-written drawings and 25 typewriters on display.
James creates the largest typewriter art on record as many of his panoramic-scale drawings expand far beyond the size of his typewriters. Most of his art contains more than 100,000 individually stamped typewritten marks and he can spend at least a month working on a single drawing.
James describes his art as a “picture worth a thousand words” referring to the fact that many of his works contain hidden, type-written messages that can only be seen when observing the artist's drawings from up close. James has typed close to 200 drawings on a collection of 40 typewriters: the earliest of models being a 1920’s Continental Portable. Many of his typewriters also have interesting backstories to them as to their previous owners of notoriety.
To complement the show, James will be running free workshops on how to create typewriter art every weekday 2pm- 4pm where you'll learn to create a masterpiece for yourself to take home. You will receive a guided tour by the artist of his exhibition, followed by a tutorial on how to create typewriter art. James will guide you through the basics- you'll be given a choice of subjects to type, or if you wish, you can bring along a photograph to type. The workshops are suitable for ages 11+ and all equipment will be provided.
About the artist
James refers to himself as a Typewriter Artist, and has been creating work for more than 7 years. His work has been featured across the globe as well as nationwide, including features on BBC News, Sky News, guested on ITV's Good Morning Britain as well as various media outlets.
The artist has honed his skills at working on-location. You may find James with a fold out chair and typewriter in and around London on a regular basis working besides the Thames Path.
For more information about the artist, check here.
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