The Strand Gallery is proud to present Creatures in Colour: Sketchbooks from Faris Badwan, a retrospective collection of the artist’s intricate, dreamlike ink drawings, alongside new works in watercolours.
Frontman of The Horrors and former student at the St. Martins College of Art, Faris Badwan has documented his entire life through drawing. His unique artwork has adorned the album sleeves of The Horrors, and The Cats’s eyes.
While others have compared his style to a visual “stream of consciousness”, Faris has identified the accidental and the obsessive in his work; “hypnotic” states of concentration mixed with the smudge and slip of a pen.
Alongside pages from Faris’ sketchbooks, The Strand Gallery will also exhibit a selection of new pieces in watercolour and acrylic. These Creatures In Colour show a new side to Faris’ creative technique.
With exclusive access to private sketchbooks and extensive archives, The Strand Gallery is honoured to present original sketchbook pages, reworkings on large scale and unseen watercolours from Faris Badwan. Creatures In Colour reveals a further dimension of Faris Badwan’s artistic prowes