Art Exhibitions

System History: An exhibition with Jack Addis

Coinciding with the launch of his stunning Rise Art limited edition print 'Jean-Michel Basquiat', Jack Addis participates in a cutting edge group exhibition in Bristol. Find out more!

By Lorena Muñoz-Alonso | 07 Sept 2011

This week, and very timely coinciding with the launch of his limitied edition print for Rise Art 'Jean-Michel Basquiat', we are happy to announce our brand new Select Artist Jack Addis' participation in 'System History', an exciting group exhibition taking place in Bristol.

System History groups three artists, Jack Addis, Alex Cotterell and Will Kendrick, with similar set of interests, namely exploring the production of identities within the current urban-landscapes and new technologies, and who produce work in a wide-range of media:  from the Jack Addis' digital collages to video works or installation.

It sounds incredibly exciting and, judging by the excellent works produced by these three young artists, we are sure it will be a mesmerizing show.

If you happen to be in Bristol, do not miss!

Read below for more information about Jack Addis and this exhibition.


Natural order offers the primary ideal from which the constructs of human society derive. Forms. Colours. Spaces. Flows. Differences. Repetition. Systems grown out of a history inherently connected with universal balance.

The urban infrastructure, with all its concrete, congestion and commerce, seemingly contradicts its systematic origins through an absence of the natural. Yet this contradiction, this detachment, is only perceived.

Urban spaces have become the neo-natural, the landscapes of progression, and the contemporary fields of connection. Spaces punctuated with a kaleidoscopic sensory overload of ideas, images and messages.

The dynamic and fluctuating signage of places built on consumption, narrate the vivid hues, digital compositions and fluorescent filled inspirations of those who reside within the cities ceaseless boundaries.

System History draws together three artists who have considered the position of humanity from within these urban-landscapes, from the physical to the virtual, through the petro-plastic to the packaged and pixelated. Vibrant. Ecstatic. Eclectic. Immediate.

SYSTEM HISTORY, an exhbition with Jack Addis, Alex Cotterell and Will Kendrick

From the 8th of September to the 11th of October, 2011

Private View: 6pm Sept 8th /Drinks/DJ's/After Party

9 Waring House
United Kingdom

RSVP in the Rise Art event here

'Jean-Michel Basquiat' (2011) , Jack Addis' stunning limited edition print, in exclusive for Rise Art. For more information, click here.

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