Gilbert & George say Spread your SeedLimited Edition of British Wildflower Seed Packets designed by Gilbert & George £10.00 Exclusive limited edition wildflower seed packets designed by Gilbert & George, produced in partnership with contemporary artist Sam Harris. One side of the design features the words Gilbert & George say Spread your Seed in the artists’ handwriting. Using tongue in cheek language characteristic of their engagement with taboo, the slogan also contains a more serious call for us to take responsibility for our ecological surroundings. The flip-side features an artwork titled Greenly (2019) where the artists’ eyes and mouths merge into tree leaves. Fashioning themselves as hybrid man-plants invokes the Green Man, a pagan symbol of fertility and countercultural icon that speaks to us today in our age of ecological crisis. Greenly is from a series called The Paradisical Pictures where the artists wander through fantastical natural worlds, sometimes becoming one body with nature as in the present work. In the spirit of guerilla gardening, scatter your seeds for the love of nature, beauty, and quite simply a good time.
Rafflesia by Yulia IosilzonGiclée print, edition of 100 £275.00 Yulia Iosilzon Rafflesia, 2022 Individually signed by the artist on the recto border Giclée print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308 gsmEdition of 100330 x 245mm Each signed by the artist on the recto Wrapped in acid free tissue paper and placed within a 4pp bespoke folder. Packaged in a secure bookwrap for shipping. Fulfilled by Hurtwood Press in London We are pleased to present an exclusive print by Yulia Iosilzon produced in collocation with Hurtwood Press. Yulia Iosilzon’s Rafflesia draws us into an enchanting marshland. A serene face guides us into a polyphony of kicking frogs, reaching vines, and an opening flower. Bubbles of frogspawn bursting with amphibian life punctuate the surface like stars in a watery sky. The largest flowers on earth, rafflesia are the living embodiment of monstrous beauty. While they look glorious, in a bid to attract flies as pollinators, the parasitic genus emits some of the most terrible scents imaginable. The artist created this image on the occasion of her solo exhibition at Sapling running from the 10th of June to the 9th of July 2022. The curator Sonja Teszler wrote a piece of fiction as the exhibition text. The resulting story ‘Frogspawn' is a retelling of Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tale 'The Marsh King’s Daughter,’ in which a princess lives a cursed life between frog and human states. In Teszler’s version, the female protagonist embraces her hybrid existence. Iosilzon has incorporated a sentence from ‘Frogspawn’ in her own hand into this edition. In the marsh, we are simply organisms sipping from one primordial soup. Here in the mud, the beautiful and the monstrous can resolve into a whole. We can be amphibian, drifting like frogspawn in radical synthesis, flies and all.