HOOLIAN | London

TITTIPUSSIDAD-BFK-LUPETITTIPUSSIDAD prints of texts, portraits and Sarah Lucas sculptures. Photographs and printing by Julian Simmons. Each in an edition of 6. Giclee inkjet, archival full-strength carbon-black pigment.

Order Enquiries / Availability: PAUL STOLPER, 31 Museum Street, London WC1A 1LH.


15 framed prints, on Velin BFK Rives fine-art printmaking paper, mould-made, 100% cotton rag, no optical brighteners, 280gsm, signed and numbered on verso. Sheet size: 112.5 x 76.5 cm, framed size: 119 x 83 cm.

SHEELA-NA-GIG II 1
OAXACA NUD 1
OAXACA NUD 2
OAXACA NUD 3
DAD LIST
TITTIPUSSIDAD TREE
LUPE
XOCHIPILLI
SARAH SMOKING
STARMEN (ARMATURE)
STARMAN SEE THROUGH THEIR NIPPLES
PRINCE OF FLOWERS
REALIDAD 2
HOOLIAN
REALIDAD 1

+ large-scale wallpaper print, on 6 vertical strips of 55cm wide roll-paper, for direct pasting onto a wall, or framed backed with canvas;
total size: 231 x 326 cm.

SHEELA-NA-GIG II


Exhibition:

16 January – 7 February 2015, Paul Stolper, 31 Museum Street, London WC1A 1LH / press release

4 – 7 December 2014, Art Basel – Miami Beach. Paul Stolper, Stand B22.
26 – 29 May 2016, Art-Athina 2016, Greece. Paul Stolper, Stand B2.


‘I’m in your show now, standing before your work and it looks AWESOME! ..and, yes, that is undoubtedly how Star-Men see!

Amazing quality printing, unbelievable. Lovely work, keep going ! Avanti !’, Gregor Muir, Executive Director of the ICA.

“They’re very desirable and sexy”, Norman Rosenthal
“…so just like your good self !”, Hoolian Simmons
“…and you – you’re desirable and sexy aren’t you?…”, Norman Rosenthal
“…I’d say !”, Sarah Lucas.

Installation Photographs & Individual Works . . .

 

DAD LIST – a lighthouse:

Julian Simmons at Paul Stolper 760

STARMEN SEE THROUGH THEIR NIPPLES:

Julian Simmons at Paul Stolper 719

HOOLIAN – him on the right, he’s got the STARMAN within:

Julian Simmons at Paul Stolper 612 Julian Simmons at Paul Stolper 592

XOCHIPILLI and STARMAN (ARMATURE):

Julian Simmons at Paul Stolper 582

 

‘I started to think about different types of wind and your portrait ‘PRINCE OF FLOWERS’ being caught or capturing two cross winds (hence the raising up).  One wind is propelled from an archaic region, rich in fibres retained from deep time (the throb of time), the other wind swirls around picking up cross currents from other winds, so is a wind that spirals outside of itself (the shrill of time).  If you blow in someone’s ear making sounds of wind they might suddenly jolt outside of themselves as if arrested by an-other time.  The memory of such winds are stored with the bone marrow, so recall is never direct.  Such winds are a mixture of earthly trace and spirits caught within the sky.  Anyway you are in a state of alertness that relates to sensitivity to the winds, thus you are both in and out of your body, hovering in the in-between of the two.’   Jonathan Miles.

 

PRINCE OF FLOWERS, otherwise known as Xochipilli:

Julian Simmons at Paul Stolper 575 Julian Simmons at Paul Stolper 555

Saint George and the Dragon, SARAH SMOKING:

Julian Simmons at Paul Stolper 521 Julian Simmons at Paul Stolper 500

SHEELA-NA-GIG II (SHEELA-NA-GIG I – only has one eye):

Julian Simmons at Paul Stolper 492 Julian Simmons at Paul Stolper 474 b

REALIDAD, HOOLIAN (resting his wings – dugs), REALIDAD:

Julian Simmons at Paul Stolper 471

OAXACA NUD, you are a Rorschach – I mean you!:

Julian Simmons at Paul Stolper 466

TITTIPUSSIDAD TREE (the morning-glory tree, a Zapotec hallucinogen) and LUPE:

‘The tree – reminds me of a William Blake drawing.  Back-end of a bull straining against something; long tail, cloven hoof; massive aggressive power.’

Julian Simmons at Paul Stolper 541

‘Sarah Lucas describes her partner and frequent collaborator Julian Simmons as “a Star-man with a pair of binoculars”, but this show confirms that he is also a highly skilled print-maker and significant artist in his own right.
For while the evident subject of these arresting and exquisitely produced prints is a series of Lucas’s soft, fleshy “Nud” sculptures made for a 2012 exhibition at the Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli in Mexico City, they also go way beyond mere depiction to take on an independent existence as autonomous works of art.  Like all good portraits, they animate and bring new insight to their sitters; and so powerful is their physical presence that you can’t help wondering what they all get up to once the gallery is shut up for the night.’  Louisa Buck, THE ART NEWSPAPER, this week’s must see shows – HOOLIAN, 16 January – 7 February 2015.


 

The 15 individual works, printed by the artist, signed and numbered on verso.  Size: 112.5 x 76.5 cm.

 

SHEELA-NA-GIG II 1   |   OAXACA NUD 1

Julian Simmons SHEELA-NA-GIG II (1) Julian Simmons OAXACA NUD (1)

OAXACA NUD 3

Julian Simmons OAXACA NUD (3)

OAXACA NUD 2

Julian Simmons OAXACA NUD (2)

DAD LIST   |   TITTIPUSSIDAD TREE

“I want the Tree!!! – I mean whenever I see a tree I feel a connection to it; and the paper.. exactly what colour is that ?!”, Margot Henderson,
“…buff… …in the buff !”, Hoolian Simmons.

Julian Simmons DAD LIST Julian Simmons TITTIPUSSIDAD TREE

LUPE

Julian Simmons LUPE

XOCHIPILLI   |   SARAH SMOKING

Julian Simmons XOCHIPILLI Julian Simmons SARAH SMOKING

STARMEN SEE THROUGH THEIR NIPPLES   |   STARMAN (ARMATURE)

Julian Simmons STARMEN SEE THROUGH THEIR NIPPLES Julian Simmons STARMAN (ARMATURE)

REALIDAD 2   |   PRINCE OF FLOWERS

Julian Simmons REALIDAD (2) Julian Simmons PRINCE OF FLOWERS

HOOLIAN

Julian Simmons HOOLIAN

REALIDAD 1

Julian Simmons REALIDAD (1)

Order Enquiries / Availability: PAUL STOLPER, 31 MUSEUM STREET, LONDON WC1A 1LH.