A Group Exhibition by Dirty Paradise Collective.
20th – 23rd April 2017
Private View: Thursday 20th April 6.30- 8.30pm
Jealous East, 53 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3PT
Jealous are thrilled to host a 3 day pop-up to celebrate the launch of the second issue of ‘Dirty Paradise’, a
zine created by an arist-led collective of the same name.
The launch will exhibit original artwork by contributors of the limited edition zine, including front cover artwork
by Monica Canilao, and a screenprint launch with Sam Bassea. This incredible line-up of artists also includes
Ath1281, Billy, Boris Hoppek, ChrisDna Lina, David Shillinglaw, Dunja Jankovic, Ekta, Eric Jones, Erkut Terliksis,
Twoone, Jaybo Monk, Lily Mixe, Marc Bell, Patrick Schmidt, Remi Rough, Sickboy, Simon Landrein and Stanley
The Dirty Paradise project, and in particular the zine, was born out of a burning desire to establish a collective
endeavour with other like-minded people/artists. The medium changes from person to person; from painting to
photography, sculpture to film editing, writing to performance, cooking to dancing – the list goes on. The aim,
energy and attitude of all these people however is generally the same; make something, or make something
“The phrase ‘Dirty Paradise’ comes from a conversation I had on a beach in Mexico. Sitting in remote luxury,
surrounded by palm trees and a scene of typical picture-postcard paradise, I was amazed and disgusted by the
sight of so much trash washing up on the beach. Boales, flip flops and toothbrushes for as far as the eye could
see. I felt embarrassed and disgusted at the amount of mindless waste that humans produce. Emphasised and
framed by sun-kissed nature, the contrast was shockingly clear. This phrase became a way of describing a
problem I see central to the contemporary human landscape and the planet as a whole.” – David Shillinglaw
The Dirty Paradise project is a subtle protest, a reminder that making art is a form of political statement. In
the words of Ai Weiwei, “Everything is art. Everything is politics.”
After a hugely successful launch of the first zine, Jealous are delighted to host the launch of the second issue,
featuring limited editions as well as original works in this mixed media group show.