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Billy Childish (British, b. 1959)
BC Gallows, 2005
Signed, dated and numbered 4/50 in pencil
77 x 61 cm (30 x 24 in)
Billy Childish is a British artist, writer, and musician. He is known for his Expressionist paintings which resemble the work of both Edvard Munch and Peter Doig. Childish co-founded the Stuckism art movement along with Charles Thomson in 1999, which promoted the use of Modernist pictorial ideals and personal expression over Postmodernist cynicism. Although Childish avoided the pitfalls of conceptualism, his return to figuration and expressive painting is reminiscent of artists who criticize the insulated art world through irony and satire, including Mike Kelley and Douglas Gordon. Born Steven John Hamper on December 1, 1959 in Chatham, United Kingdom, he went on to attend the St. Martin’s School of Art in London, though he never graduated due to his unruly behaviour. His work is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Childish lives and works in Kent, UK.
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