Exhibition: Exhibition by Typewriter Artist James Cook

This exhibition CLOSED on Sun, 10th Apr 2022

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Cost: Free of Charge


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.

From a distance, it’s impossible to tell that James’ art has even been hand-typed on a vintage typewriter. It is only when you move in closely that the type-written letters, numbers and punctuation marks begin to reveal themselves on the page.

James describes his work as a “picture worth a thousand words” referring to the fact that many of his creations 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.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

Trinity Buoy Wharf,

Orchard Place,
Poplar,
London,
E14 0JW

Map of Trinity Buoy Wharf