Lot 293 - Tinsel Edwards - Utensils with Yellow Spoon
Oil Paint on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Signed on verso
Tinsel Edwards (b1979) is an artist based in Glasgow. She originates from the Midlands and studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College London. Tinsel lived in London for 19 years before moving to Scotland in 2017. Predominantly a painter, Tinsel’s practice also extends to printmaking, working with found materials, installation and public art stunts. Tinsel’s art responds to a wide variety of contemporary social and political issues whilst also referencing her everyday experience. An imaginative and emotional exploration into the seemingly mundane details of domestic life, her paintings offer biting social commentary entwined with humour, emotion and honest autobiographical narrative. In the Noughties Tinsel was a singer in glam-garage band The Fairies Band, and later co-founded indie record label Pushing Pussy Records. Painting has always been her main thing however, and Tinsel’s art has been exhibited extensively in the UK and internationally. Banksy is amongst her collectors and invited her to create work for Dismaland in 2015. Tinsel has worked with Paxton Glew, Jealous Gallery, Stella Dore Gallery, Print Club London, Pavement Licker, Pictures on Walls and Tina Ziegler of Moniker Art Fair. She is also a regular at The Art Car Boot Fair in London alongside collaborator Twinkle Troughton. In 2012 Tinsel co-founded A-side B-side, a gallery and art studios in Hackney, London. In 2017 she wrote Priced Out, a book exploring the housing crisis in London, which was published by Dunlin Press.
Ba Hons Fine Art - Goldsmiths College
2013 – ‘A Mini Retrospective’ Duo show with Twinkle Troughton at Michaela Stock Gallery, Vienna and A-side B-side Gallery, London 2009 – ‘It was the Best of Times, It was the Worst of Times’ Duo show with Twinkle Troughton at Steal from work, Bristol 2008 - ‘A Year of Private Views’ at The Pure Evil Gallery, London and Artport, Kolonie Wedding, Berlin 2006 - ‘This is modern art’ This Way Up Gallery, Dragon Bar, London 2006 - ‘An Urban Myth’ The Fairies exhibition, Tomtom Gallery, London GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED) 2020 - Isolated Observations, Candida Stevens Gallery, Chichester 2020 - Vitamin Sea with Paxton Glew, Brighton 2020 - Oh Bondage Up Yours, Resort Studios, Margate 2019 - Urban Miniatures with Paxton Glew, Brighton 2019 - The Art Car Boot Fair, Margate 2019 - Making a Mark, Dulwich College, London 2017 - The Spirit House, Geddes Gallery, London 2016 - The Art Conference, Tanner Street, London 2015 - Dismaland, Banksy’s Bemusement Park, Weston-Super-Mare 2015 - The Art Car Boot Fair, Brick Lane 2015 - London Original Print Fair, The Royal Academy 2014 - Moniker Art Fair with Jealous Gallery 2014 - Affordable Art Fair with Jealous Gallery 2013 - ‘Black, White and Red all over’ Jealous Gallery, London 2013 - ‘I Love you Because’ A-side B-side Gallery, London (curated by Harry Pye) 2011 - Flag Stop art Fair, South Bay Lexus, 24777 Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance, CA 90505 USA 2011 - Hackney WICKED festival 2011 - 11:11, East Gallery, Brick Lane, London 2011- Momac curated by Roberta Moore and Lisa Mackenzie, Gloucester 2011 - She Said, The Outside World Gallery, Shoreditch, London 2010 - ‘Multiplied’ Christies Artfair, in association with Printclub London 2010 - ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’, Touring show in Poland: The Arsenal Gallery, Poznan 2009 - ‘Tate the Biscuit’, Shoreditch Town Hall, London 2009 - ‘Rosetta Stone’, Jena Kunsverein, Jena, Germany 2009 - ‘Secret Blisters’ curated by Printclub, MC Motors, London 2008 - Stella Dore group show, Sebastian Guiness Gallery, Dublin 2007 - ‘AlterNATIVITY’ Studio 57, London 2007 - ‘Light Sentence’ Augsberg, Germany 2006 - Banksys ‘Santas Ghetto’ London AWARDS Longlisted for The John Ruskin Art Prize 2016 - Recording Britain Now: Society
About the postcard artworks
My recent work is inspired by the domestic setting, the absurdity of everyday rituals and routine. I paint from memory and imagination, interpreting my everyday environment and personal experience."