27 Feb 2019 — 10 Mar 2019
Travelling from Jealous East to Jealous North this February will be Canadian artist Teddy Sue’s stand out exhibition ‘Famous’.
Teddy Sue boldly renders images of major cultural and political figures, deconstructing the facial compositions and reducing the portraits into freely applied abstract expressionistic marks of vibrant colours. This medium provides the artist with immediacy between his vision and production, with the highly saturated palette, intensifying the spectacle of the image.
UK Based Artist
Teddy Sue is a portrait artist (born 1971), raised in the Rocky Mountains, Canada. After a fairly conservative upbringing, Teddy Sue renounced the family business, opting for a more creative life. Teddy spent several years studying various artistic avenues including sculpture, typographic design and even tapestry. Finally, in 1997, he was awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design and spent two years exploring a more fine art focused practice. After much consideration he decided to drop out of RISD and move to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he joined the Freetown Christiania Movement. Here he learnt the skills of screenprinting while producing promotional material for the community. The movement and process became a love affair for Teddy, and he spent many years in Copenhagen, eventually meeting his wife and starting a family. In 2012, after being attacked by a horse and losing the full use of his left leg, he moved back to the Rockies with his family. He continues to live and work in the mountains, creating his iconic mono-printed portraits.