The Peter Blake Retro Pop Show
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The Peter Blake Retro Pop Show

Group Exhibition

Jealous North

12 Apr 2021 — 25 Apr 2021

Jealous North welcomes an exciting and poignant selection of screenprints by Sir Peter Blake, in ‘The Peter Blake Retro Pop Show’, an exhibition to mark the reopening of Jealous North this Spring.

The curated selection of works span a short period of Blakes artists career but gives viewers an illumining overview of his talent and technique throughout 2003-2012. The show aims to prescribe optimism to 2021 as we mark the re-opening of Jealous North giving the walls of the Gallery a welcome change.
People say 'why do you paint?' and I say, to make magic
Peter Blake
Peter Blake - ''American Trilogy'' - limited edition silkscreen print with gold and silver leafing, embossing and diamond dust

Blake’s process is full of life, bringing together nostalgia and the familiar in his ability to design and collate. His works often appear at first glance as hand-cut collages, yet upon further inspection are made up of expert printmaking techniques and meticulous painterly strokes.

This exhibition will allow us entry into his carefully crafted world, with his signature style shining in this collection of works. An array of figures gather in On The Beach, wishing us to return to similar scenes on beaches in 2021. Alongside this The Homage to Rauschenberg Series allows viewers to reminisce in the retro tones of childhood and American popular culture. Consistently moving with the times, Sir Blake’s ever-evolving style continues to be a major influence in the British Pop art scene, as his work remains as pertinent as ever. When asked why he paints, Sir Blake says that his purpose is ”to make magic”. The magic that he seeks to create with his work is felt through the curation of the selected pieces in this exhibition.