Having worked in special effects with Hollywood and the UK film industry from a young age for many movies such as Rambo, Clash of the Titans, Saving Private Ryan, and the latest Pixar film, Schoony has gathered a deep knowledge of moulding and casting perfect creations of humans out of fiberglass. In partnership with Graffik London Gallery, Schoony is proud to present an exclusive exhibition of his Boy Soldier, the wall-panel version of his debut fibreglass statue presented at last year’s Mutate Britain’s “One Foot in the Grove”. A young boy holds a grenade in one hand and the grenade’s pin in the other and reveals a breathtaking detail close to microscopic perfection.
30 of these Boy Soldiers in pure white have gone out to the UK’s top artists of the current UK and European art scene to be customised by them:
Goldie – Dan Baldwin – Matt Small – Mau Mau – Inkie – Joe Rush – David Bray – Dotmasters – BEST EVER – INSA – K-GUY – Carrie Reichardt – Nick Reynolds -John Nolan – Haruka Irie Fin DAC – Part2ism – PEN1 – Slice – Grafter – T.WAT – DON – David Bray – Matt Web – Liliwenn – Snub23 – Leeks – LostMonkey – Carleen de Sozer – 284CRU The show will raise money for SHP (“preventing homelessness promoting social inclusion” http://www.shp.org.uk), a charity for London’s homeless people with close links to the city’s urban art movement.
Boy Soldiers is showing in 2 Venues: East London: Thurs 2nd to Sat 4th September 2010.
Blackall Studios, 73 Leonard Street London EC2A 4AS. West London: Mon 6th to Sun 12th September 2010.
Graffik London Gallery, 284 Portobello Rd, London, W10 5TE
More pics from the opening HERE