MARTIN J TICKNER
CREATIVE / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones
"Intensely beautiful and uncomfortably intimate".
IMMORTAL is a multi-dimensional body of work created over the past year with an extraordinary
line-up of long-term collaborators including: Iris van Herpen, Björk, Daria Werbowy, Daren Ellis, Chris Levine, James Lavelle, Andrew Gallimore, Anna Trevelyan, Martin Cullen, Alex Box and more.
Alongside a selection of photographic and lithographic prints from the IMMORTAL boxset, the show features two film installations with Keaton Henson and James Lavelle - UNKLE – 'Sick Lullaby' and 'Cowboys or Indians' – a sculptural artwork of Daria Werbowy.
'Notget' made in collaboration with BJØRK
Notget is an utterly beautiful immersive experience and one of the most advanced VR experiences to date.
IMMORTAL represents a beautiful mythology of distorted reality where past, present and future lie together unbound in a heady mix of myths and dreams. The work of IMMORTAL exists in an intensely sensual realm suspended between abstraction and surrealist fantasy, infused with classical beauty and inspired by neo-futurism. Using a subtle alchemy, Warren and Nick artfully create an intangible state in which their muses and sirens exist.
Renowned for their experimental approach, and unique, inventive use of light and colour, Warren and Nick shape and craft artworks laced with mystery and the erotic, that draw on classic futurism and evoke a stellar otherworldly existence, which delicately arouses the senses.
Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones say:
“IMMORTAL is a body of work from our collaborations over the past year. It is a realisation of ideas from across the mediums of photography, art, music, fashion, and film that we have been fortunate to create with our friends – artists, auteurs, and visionaries. The project explores dreams, fantasies, and otherworldly realities, and is a place where our visions and emotions can exist in a world of their own. For us, it’s about creating images of unique beauty born of photographic alchemy, that express and explore the evolution of our vision and ideas. IMMORTAL is the culmination of this belief and an immersive show featuring these works.”