Bad Art

Bad Art - Exhibition - London

The War Room  - John Brennan, 2015, oil on canvas, 90 x 130 x 4 cm

The War Room - John Brennan, 2015, oil on canvas, 90 x 130 x 4 cm


Bad Art exhibition 13-15th May 2016
Private view is open to the public and there's a bar too!
13th May 6-11pm - Bones & Pearl Studios, 60-68 Markfield Road, London, N15 4QA.
See map and Facebook event page.


Many thanks to curator, Anna Choutova for inviting me to show several pieces including, The War Room. More about the show:

“My five year old could have done that”

What is Bad Art? What separates the scribblings of a 5-year-old child from a masterpiece by Cy
Twombly or Jackson Pollock? In a world where a blank canvas can sell for $15million, who
decides whether artwork is genius or a disaster?

A group of established and emerging artists have come together to showcase works that
discuss this very question. BAD ART is a celebration of all things deemed unsuitable in the
world of high art but also to your average viewer. The exhibition aims to question why certain
art is ‘bad’ while other art hangs gloriously in the National Gallery, or why one person’s pretty
seascape is to another the epitome of kitsch.

The show will feature a carefully curated selection of works from established artists and
emerging artists. With a mixture of painting, drawing, video and sculpture, these artists aim to
challenge traditional expectations of subject, technique or seriousness in contemporary art.