SPOKE EYE by Joel Tomlin
A4, 20 pages, single colour printing throughout with 9 full colour, gloss tip in images affixed, stamped and numbered edition of 200, 2019
Published on the occasion of the solo exhibition Spoke Eye by Joel Tomlin, Belmacz.
SPOKE EYE proposes art as a type of technology – something that crafts our becoming. Its forms could be those of ancient tools, odd relics or childhood toys. They sit as monuments to a fantastical weightiness, before all that was solid melted into air: Bonfire’s smoke plumes solidify to be more like cartoon speech bubbles than vapour; Machine Gun sprouts a second pistol head, posing itself as more absurd than fatal. Weaving together the lyrical impulse of folk objects and personal mythologies, the artist works across the mutable borderline between the comical and the sacred.