Leo Zero from the ‘Golden Sun Movement’ exhibits a range of artworks on Mirri Rainbow

Leo Zero from the 'Golden Sun Movement'
exhibits artworks on Mirri Rainbow

 

Three of the UK’s most influential graphic artists, members of an ever-morphing collective named the ‘Golden Sun Movement’, exhibit a collective of hypnotically striking works at the Idea Generation Gallery from the 20th of April to the 8th of May. Leo Zero, Luke Insect and Dave Little share a common thread, not only in their roots seated firmly in the psychedelic scenes of the 60s to the present day, but also in the impressive roster of musicians, clubs and brands for which they have produced artwork. Newly created site specific pieces will sit alongside the artists’ most recognisable commissions, which previously existed as some of the most lauded club posters and album artworks.

A selection of Leo Zero’s works have been produced on Mirri Rainbow material. The imagery has been printed using 4 colour and a solid white, creating a strong contrast against the metallic Mirri effect.

The limited edition artworks were proofed using a HP Indigo press. Then the full run was printed on a UV litho press with 4 colour and white inks.

Leo Zero commented “ I’m really pleased with the result achieved on Mirri, I’d like to use Mirri with my work more in the future”. Leo Zero’s portfolio straddles across design, music production and remixes. Experiancing all things Acid and Balearic in seminal clubs like Shoom, Spectrum and Boy’s Own in the nineties Leo fast became a non-stop shop for not only original music and remises but also flyer and sleeve designs for Junior Boys Own, Heavenly Records and Time Out plus many more. Leo became one of a team who set up Faith, a fanzine described by Pete Tong as “ the last bastion of Acid House”. Leo’s musical output has reached new heights as he remixes artists including Florence and Machine, Paul Weller, Jack Piñata, Everything Everything and Bryan Ferry amongst many others. Additionally Leo has branched into fashion as his graphic designs adorn t-shirts for Stussy and commissions for Red Bull, amongst many others. For more info go to http://gallery.ideageneration.co.uk/pages/550/view

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