PREVIEW: Elmo Hood: Down the Rabbit Hole, Westbank Gallery

Elmo Hood’s latest exhibition is inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic story Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland and is his largest to date. 


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(c) Elmo Hood. 

Running at the Westbank gallery from the 10th to the 24th November, the exhibition centres around intricate compositions of Kings,Queens, Jokers and of course the odd rabbit.

Originally associated with Urban Pop Art, the artist is gradually beginning to move away from this style with his new body of work, which consists of large gildings and oil paintings and are created by using a mix of brushes and pallet knives,which give his work a uniquely rich texture and 3-D effect.

Hood specialises in portraiture and is best known for his unique and colourful style, which combines spray paint,acrylic,oil paint and gilding.

This latest display of his work is also an opportunity for visitors to see a series of his famous playing-card collages, created by cutting,burning and drawing over traditional playing cards to create images of love, heartbreak, hope and betrayal.

Coinciding with the exhibition, the artist will also launch his latest collaboration with the leather brand OMCSU, featuring men and women’s jackets featuring unique designs inspired by the show.

Down the Rabbit Hole will be on display at the Westbank Gallery from the 10th to the 24th November. 


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