Saturday 4 November 2017 – Thursday 4 January 2018
This Autumn, the Trestle gallery will be hosting a unique exhibition of artworks by local artist and musician Hansi.
After leaving Sweden at a young age, Hansi (aka Iconic Vinyl) left Verulam School with an A-Level in Art in his pocket and went straight into sign making which was followed shortly after by a career in the music industry which he still works in 25 years on.
During this time Hansi has produced countless flyers for gigs, clubs and music related events, and cover art for singles, ep’s and albums.
In September 2016 he had a friend pop round to show some art he had done for an exhibition at Monty’s in Brick Lane, London called “The Vinyl Resting Place”, the idea being taking old unwanted vinyl records heading to a landfill (which take 1,000’s of years to decompose) and recycling them by making art out of them. This struck a chord, especially considering his love of music and pop art, and he got to work himself and submitted 4 pieces, which were all accepted and exhibited. Being hugely proud of his creations he showed his vinyls to colleagues at the live music venue where he works and orders started flooding in.
All the designs are initially created on a Mac, then stencils are cut and sprayed with Montana Gold high grade graffiti spray cans in the same manner that Banksy does his pieces.
Hansi also takes commissions if you have something specific in mind and they will make the perfect present for any music lover this Christmas time!
Entry is free and the exhibition is open during our normal Arts Base hours, please click here for more information. For enquiries about the exhibition space at Trestle, please contact our Gallery Programmer Elaine Johnson on firstname.lastname@example.org | 01727 850950