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INITION’s Stuart Cupit Collaborates with London-based Artist Jimmy. C for Digital Installation

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  • WHAT: Jimmy. C – ATOMISED
  • WHEN: September 9th to October 10th, 2015
  • WHERE: Lollipop Gallery, 58 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LT  
  • OPENING TIMES: 10am to 7pm daily

INITION stalwart, Stuart Cupit, has collaborated with London-based street artist, Jimmy. C for a digital art installation at east London’s Lollipop Gallery on Commercial Road.

From September 9 – October 10th, the artist’s exhibit will co-habit the gallery space with an interactive real-time self-generating portrait experience, created from a collaboration between Jimmy. C and Cupit. The experience uses a Kinect2 and a software algorithm to capture and track a subject’s face and recreate it in Jimmy. C’s iconic atomised style.

For more information on the project, please refer to the press release below, or visit the Lollipop Gallery from September 9.

 
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‘ATOMISED’ BY JIMMY C AT THE LOLLIPOP GALLERY FROM SEPTEMBER

Renowned street artist Jimmy. C opens his first solo show in three years at London’s Lollipop Gallery this September.  Titled ‘Atomised’, the exhibition will include new paintings by the artist painted in his signature aerosol pointillist style, exploring notions of how the human subject is connected to the cosmos on an atomic and macrocosmic level, the circle or the sphere becoming the central motif in the work.   The show will also feature an interactive real time self-generating portrait, where visitors to the show can see themselves transformed into a Jimmy. C style painting.  

The real time portraits are being created in collaboration with digital software artist Stuart Cupit, who has developed a custom application, which uses a Kinect2 sensor to capture the shape and colours of the subject’s face.  In real-time the software uses a complex algorithm to calculates where to place thousands of spray paint pixels, reproducing Jimmy’s painting style in a fluid, interactive and engaging new piece of work.

Jimmy. C is a prolific London-based street artist who has worked all over the world, and is known for his aerosol pointillist signature style as well as pioneering an anaglyphic 3D painting technique.  His East London portrait of Usain Bolt became one of the key images in the London Olympics news coverage, whilst the portrait of David Bowie on a wall in Brixton was the cause of recent controversy when a commercial company covered it up with advertising, sparking a community uproar and an immediate retraction of the campaign.  Last year he collaborated with iconic London store, Liberty, to create a limited edition Cosmic Heart fabric print that was launched during London Fashion Week.

For further information please contact:  [email protected] / tel: +44 (0) 7958 916722

JIMMY C –  A T O M I S E D

Sept 10 – Oct 10, 2015

Lollipop Gallery, 58 Commercial Street, Shoreditch, London

Opening event, Sept 9, from 6pm.