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Appetite for Domination

Exhibition  /  28 Jul 2006  -  04 Aug 2006
Published: 20.07.2006
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(...) The imagery within the show uses the world of insects with their own bite and sting as the visual translation of this idea (...)

Appetite for Domination is an exhibition presenting the work of newly formed graphic design studio Bite and Sting. The show aims to explore the cross over between graphic design, contemporary art and youth culture in West London. Whilst serving as a showcase for the company, Appetite for Domination will also include collaborations with varying artists and art forms ranging from jewellery to graffiti; music to architecture and fashion.

Appetite for Domination refers to the globalisation of branding, marketing and corporate domination. Logos, the holy crests of consumer culture spread and mutate the world over constantly breeding and reproducing. The imagery within the show uses the world of insects with their own bite and sting as the visual translation of this idea. Crawling across canvases and prints or presented in statuesque display cases, the insect appears and reappears in varied forms. Allied to this are street art references and modes of presentation: the street logos of contemporary consumer culture produced by our own urban insects. This fusion then finds form in a selection of images, prints and installations that itself has branding at its core.

The work will aim to display the versatility of Bite and Sting through collaborations bringing in differing styles, references and techniques whilst offering an aesthetic that is unique to the studio. Whilst fine art references can be found in some of the poster art on display or in the screen printing that reveals both artistic obsession and ability, the show is essentially an exercise in innovative and intriguing graphic awareness.
From concept to final form Appetite for Domination introduces Bite and Sting as a studio aware and in control of the mutating world of illustration, graphics and branding.


Brooch: Pregnant Tree Boy II, 2006 
. Wood, silver, glass, black widow spiders, alcohol, pearl, thread..
Brooch: Pregnant Tree Boy II, 2006
Wood, silver, glass, black widow spiders, alcohol, pearl, thread.

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Golgoth, 2006
. Various insects..
Golgoth, 2006
Various insects.

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Detail of  Daddy's Army, 2006
. Various insects  
. 1m squared installation.
Detail of Daddy's Army, 2006
Various insects
1m squared installation

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Hybrid 02, 2006
. Various insects..
Hybrid 02, 2006
Various insects.

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Detail of  Daddy's Army, 2006  
. Various insects  
. 1m squared installation..
Detail of Daddy's Army, 2006
Various insects
1m squared installation.

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Miss Creepy Crawly part 1, 2006
. Pencil on paper..
Miss Creepy Crawly part 1, 2006
Pencil on paper.

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Insect Couple, 2006
. Illustration
. Digitally printed on canvas..
Insect Couple, 2006
Illustration
Digitally printed on canvas.

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