On March 2nd, the Corridor Gallery will be celebrating the arrival of Alex Binnie, a ‘sought-after Brighton Artist/Institution and renowned Tattoo Artist with a curious exhibition of all things anatomical’. The Corridor Gallery will be transformed into an Artist’s laboratory to showcase a selection of new work by Alex Binnie.
Alex Binnie is primarily known as a tattooist and is known for being one of a group of artists who originated and popularised the use of large-scale tribal design in the West. In the 1980s Binnie was a medical artist, then a medical illustrator at United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals. His first tattoo studio was an unlicensed studio in London called Mother Art. He then moved to Los Angeles, tattoing at the Gauntlet studio. He then moved to Seattle, and then back to London in 1993. Binnie established Into You Brighton with Jason Mosseri in 2005.
Alex Binnie is also known for his printmaking, though it is in quite a different style to that of his tattoo work. In 2010, a woodcut portrait was accepted in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London and has also created murals in two New York spaces. He is represented by Ink_d in Brighton and Rise in Berlin. “Flayed!” at the Corridor Gallery will include lino and woodcut prints produced with the expertise and aesthetic Alex is well known for. ‘”Flayed!” by Alex Binnie promises to be a seductive concoction of beauty, anatomy, precision and macabre.’ The exhibition will start on March 2nd at 11am and will continue until March 27th at The Corridor Gallery. You can find out more about Alex Binney by going to his website.
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