Andy Earl

Bow Wow Wow album cover, 1981, based on Manet’s ‘Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe’.

After studying art at Trent Polytechnic and Baltimore, Earl was offered a show at the photographer’s gallery London and the following year represented Britain at the Venice Biennale. On the strength of the London show Malcolm McLaren offered him a commission for the controversial Bow Wow Wow album cover based on Manet’s ‚Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe’.

A hugely successful career within the international music business followed with over 120 covers and album sleeves, working with artists such as Pink Floyd, Johnny Cash, Madonna and Prince, also working on videos for the Rolling Stones.

Andy is visiting Professor of Photography at Norwich University of the Arts, conducts Guardian masterclasses and has two Honorary fellowships from Arts University Bournemouth and Falmouth University

Boscher Theodor

‘Flowers’ 2016. 40 cm disc.

Boscher Theodor has been making art since 1989 with the first work that brought him public attention consisting of a short movie in collaboration with Walter Dahn, which bears the title ‘W.S. Borroughs – Gorillas on fire’. This debut was followed by further 16 mm films, which presented collective works with Walter Dahn, Imi Knoebel and Johannes Stüttgen.

Boscher Theodor studied philosophy, an exercise in which he, in his own words, acquired “structural thought” as well as a certain inner autonomy. He was also trained as a cameraman. Theodor’s early contact with Walter Dahn, seemingly had a formative impact as well as Beuys, who has had an indirect influence.

Oliver Abraham

‘David Lynch’. Photo from 8 x 10″ negative. (c) Oliver Abraham.

Oliver Abraham, born in Cologne in 1972, studied from 2001 to 2004 at the School for Photography„Fotografie am Schiffbauerdamm“ in Berlin under Prof. Arno Fischer. He works with an 8 x 10 inch large format camera and since 2004 has been photographing contemporary artists, musicians and actors. After photographing Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, he started a project photographing whistleblowers, activists, and journalists- ‚Freedom of Speech’- which was shown in Cologne at Galerie Julian Sander and at the Paris Photo.

Martha Parsey

‘Sirens Sweetly Singing’. Pentaptych 260 x 310 cm. Oil on canvas. (c) Martha Parsey

Martha Parsey, born in London, is a painter and film-maker who, after a career as a child actress, studied Fine Art and Film at Central St Martins College of Art, the University of the Arts London, the University of the Arts Berlin and the German Film and Television Academy.

Her films on Francis Bacon, made in collaboration with David Sylvester, have been screened at the ICA and Hayward Gallery, London, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, Haus der Kunst, Munich and at Ordovas Gallery, New York. Shortlisted for the Lexmark European Art Prize and the Sovereign European Art Prize, her paintings have been exhibited widely in the UK, Europe and the US, with her work in a number of prestigous collections including the Ovitz Family Collection, the Zabludowicz Collection and the Musée National d’art Moderne, Paris.

In 2018 Martha founded MPHQ Project Space London I Cologne.

Cedric Christie

‘Ed Ruscha’. Decals on steel. (c) Cedric Christie

What is sculpture? What do you want it to be? I DO NOT KNOW. YOU TELL ME. You asked the bloody question; I was hoping that you would be happy looking with your eyes. Now you want to look with your ears. Next you’ll be asking me if it’s any good or not, and that’s like explaining the taste of a lemon to a baby.

Cedric Christie lives and works in London. His work is a critical appraisal of colour and modernism, as well as the exploration of the journey to form and meaning. Cedric is represented by Flowers Gallery, London / New York.