Tagzee’s work is a humorous and imaginative response to contemporary culture, turning discarded materials into objects of beauty, permanence and value. Christie’s and the Royal Academy of Arts are among recent collectors of his distinctive ‘metal work’, which transforms ordinary cardboard into items that appear to be made from solid welded metal. Other signature techniques include creating vivid abstract paintings with credit cards, and ‘printing’ puddles onto canvas as the backdrop for fabulously intricate images.
Homeless at one point, Tagzee now lives in Islington, making art in a friend’s shed, or in the street. Aware of how organisations Cafe-Art and the homeless charity Crisis helped him find his way as an artist, donating to good causes is part of Tagzee’s practice: ‘I have come to realise, through much help, that life is full of possibilities for everyone and hope to spread a little happiness to all through my artwork.’
‘We’re delighted to showcase local artist Tagzee’s work in the gallery,’ said Outpost manager Lorna Coxall. ‘Peter Bedford Housing Association mission is to support vulnerable adults in realising their aspirations and achieving independence and inclusion. We hope Tagzee’s work and story will be a source of inspiration for our community, in particular the many talented participants in our Creative Industries programme.’
Original artwork and signed limited edition prints will be on sale in support of Tagzee and Peter Bedford Housing Association.
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