Art is making a bold escape from the confines of white box galleries as Cold War Steve embarks on a UK wide, outdoor art installation.
This subversive new voice in the art world is taking a provocative look at the state of art, politics, and the true psyche of post-lockdown Britain through his work, as he literally brings art to the masses with a number of large-scale displays throughout the country.
Birmingham-based artist, Cold War Steve’s satirical collages have made him a cult phenomenon, particularly on social media, but he is also highly regarded in the art world being celebrated as the ‘Brexit Bruegel’ and ‘a modern-day Hogarth’. His work can be challenging, provocative and provoke mixed reactions in viewers – and the Bournemouth artwork is already causing debate.
Originally featuring a Bournemouth beach scene on one side, including notable good people, hopeful themes and a giant 'welcome' mat facing the sea, the piece also had a dark side featuring all your favourite villains in a dystopian nightmare complete with evil sand worms and Nazis. The dark side has now been covered for the duration of the Bournemouth leg of the tour because of its potential to cause offence. Head to our ‘News’ page to understand more about the debate.
No ticket required, the installation is open access for you to visit at any time. Please maintain social distancing around the installation.