Wednesday, 26 June 2013

A Brief Case of George Melly's Briefcase

a show of new prints by LE GUN at the French House, Soho.

Continuing in the vein of abstracted mythology and cosmic time travel is A Brief Case of George Melly's Briefcase - a show of new prints by Le Gun at the French House, Soho, based on the contents of a briefcase once owned by the late jazz pirate and trout tickler George Melly.

Originally created for the much travelled installation The Unknown Room, this set of drawings captures Melly's fantastical journey through scenes such as James Ensor's Brussels, a decadent oriental bath house and an ancient lost civilisation. As one of Melly's favourite bohemian watering holes the French House makes a fitting setting for this celebration of the great bon viveur.


Thursday, 20 June 2013

A bit of Street Art for #R3D Market

Here's two things I painted for Red Gallery's #R3D Market, an excellent Summer hangout in downtown Shoreditch. These two pieces can be seen on the hoardings on Rivington Street.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Press for LE GUN at the V&A!

There's been a bit of a press bonanza for 'Memory Palace', and our LE GUN Ambulance!

Here is the preview of Toby Amies' film about the exhibition, shown on Sky Arts.

Radio 4 Saturday Review '...loved it' (segment starts about 28 mins in)

The Independent reviews it here, what The Guardian thought is here.
The Londonist is flattering but slightly misinformed here, Prospect Magazine is flattering, too.
Creative Review piece about the 'Making Of' of the V&A Shop displays we did, the displays were also featured here in Harper's Bazaar
Sky News clip (featuring Robert Rubbish & Neal Fox) is here

Time Out:

'Making Of' in the London Metro (full article here):

Friday, 14 June 2013

LE GUN print at V&A shop

We were commissioned to make this limited edition print especially for the exhibition 'Memory Palace'. It's a generous 60x80cm, signed & numbered, and on for sale exclusively at the V&A shop, and online here!

Thursday, 13 June 2013

LE GUN at the V&A

LE GUN were asked to produce a piece for the Victoria & Albert Museum's exhibition 'Memory Palace'. The exhibition is based on novelist Hari Kunzru's story of the same name, which he wrote especially for this purpose. Twenty graphic artists were then asked to illustrate a section of the text in any way they liked.

The story is set in a dystopian London of the future, where an electrical storm has wiped all memory, knowledge has disappeared, and previous ideas and concepts are vaguely misremembered at best. Our piece of the text describes how 'doctors used to roam the streets, performing great tasks,' which led us to produce a misremembered ambulance.

We went about it in our usual way, going from concept to drawing to realising that drawing into three dimensions - you can see the piece at the V&A in London until October 2013.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

LE GUN make V&A shop displays

To coincide with the V&A's exhibition 'Memory Palace', we've been commissioned to create the shop displays for the run of the exhibition (June until October 2013). We made two giant head 'light boxes' for the two large display cases out front containing a drawing each, and eight different memory heads that are displayed inside the shop.

Here is an article in Creative Review about the making of these pieces, featuring some action shots too!

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

LE GUN Artwork for Shoreditch Estate Office

LE GUN have done some giant posters of the phantasmagorical creative superhighway known as Shoreditch. The group drawings are an ad campaign for the property company The Estate Office, who rent out studios and other spaces in the area. Many famous Hoxditch-ites are featured, amongst them such local luminaries as the Krays, Gilbert and George, heavy metal Jewellery designer Duffy, music Svengali Sean McClusky and scat man Gavin Bennett. Thanks to the creative agency HamiltonPyne who collaborated with us. The billboards are up around Shoreditch until further notice. Otherwise you can also see the full pictures here - and here's some action shots of us (Bianchi, Bragg, Fox, myself, & Rubbish) drawing them.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Shock Horror!

So it's been more than 2 years since I have done anything about my online presence, which I'm trying to rectify asap – been super busy travelling around, doing a LOT exhibitions all over the place etc. All good, but onwards and on.

Currently you can see some pictures of mine at:

20 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, London WC2H 9LG

Robert Rubbish & Steph von Reiswitz
Radio Hair Salon, 93-97 Redchurch Street, London E2

Alvarado Gallery: Pain at the Dentist, 33 Chatsworth Road, E5

Bare Bones #9: There will be a lot of conflict, Maurice Einhardt Neu Gallery, 30A Redchurch Street, London E2

Friday, 26 March 2010

Friday, 19 March 2010

Drawing Room at Tate Britain

Georgia Jacob and I are up to our old tricks again, this time setting up in the beautiful 'portraiture 1700-1800' room at Tate Britain. There's a whole host of other interesting stuff happening - talks, performances, social experiments, you name it - so drop by if you're around. 2pm-5pm, free.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

wah! it's been almost a year...

...and my online persona's been totally stagnant. Too much to do is the reason, but I'll try to update when I get a minute. (Been illustrating and exhibiting and travelling etc, it's all been good.) more pictures soon...

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

BB2 in the press

(dazed & confused 02/10)