Vincent’s career has included many creative disciplines including sculpture, art direction and design. This diverse background was the catalyst for his unique collages that cleverly ride the cusp between Fine Art and Graphics.
His collages reflect the eclectic vibrancy of London life, the affluent to the less so. From city bankers to street walkers, West End girls to East End boys. Luxury goods in Knightsbridge, north of the river, to fighting dogs and fish and chips in Bermondsey, south of the river. The collages have become a demographic reflection of specific London locations.
About the artist
Vincent Poole °1960
Titles of Vincent’s work further mirror everyday London life. ‘Does My Bum Look Big In This’ is a phrase many of us have heard from our partners just before we’re about to go out for the evening. The collage of a city businessman walking quickly through a London street holding a briefcase in one hand while looking at his watch in the other, titled ‘Avoiding The Taxman’ hints at a controversial story behind the collage. And the collage of a youth with a powerful dog ‘Thinking Of England’ looks back to stronger economic and industrial times. Asset strippers are accountants sent in to strip the assets of a failed company, but in Vincent’s case the collage titled ‘Asset Stripper’ refers to a woman with a very successful divorce
Vincent’s work has been successfully shown and collected throughout the world including Paris, Cannes, Amsterdam, Monaco, Geneva, New York, Santa Fe, Chicago, Miami, Toronto, Moscow, Seoul, Dubai and of course London where Vincent lives and works.
With Vincent’s work there is always the eye-catching Big Picture and at the same time the fascination of exploring the Fine Detail. Since January 2013 there is an even higher level of detail. Vincent now uses up to 35% more images in each collage and it can take between 120-150 hours to complete one. As a visiting gallery owner said, “the level of detail in the new work is really quite dramatic”.
For those of you who would like the technical details as well, all collages since the beginning of the year use individual Lambda C-Type prints on Duraclear film. C-Type prints are regarded as the photographic industry’s highest quality print process. Also all collages made since January are now supplied in handmade Graphite-black hardwood frames.
1980 – 1981 – Art & Design Foundation Course, London 1981 – 1983 – BA Honours, Fine Art, Kingston School of Art, London 1984 – 1992 – Art Director to various London based advertising agencies 1992 – 2004 – Founded Interior Design & Decorating Company, Frankfurt
Coca Cola, Centenary Exhibition of the Coke bottle Le Festival International D’Art, Courchevel 1850 Taylor Wessing International Law Firm (Sponsors of the National Portrait Gallery), London The Arch, London Ronald Fletcher LLP, London The Wellcome Trust, London BAT, British American Tobacco, London Sloane Square Hotel Fleming Bank, Ian Fleming Centenary Exhibition Sopher & Co, London DeLaMar Theater, Amsterdam Larkbrace LTD Standard Chartered Bank
1981 – New Contemporaries, London 2005 – JWT Headquarters, London 2007/08/09′ – Group Show, Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London 2009 – Modern Artists Gallery, Reading 2009 – ‘Pop Art’ Galeries Petitjean, Aix-en-Provence 2010 – ‘Bling Bling’ Opera Gallery, London 2011 – ‘This Is Not Graffiti’ Opera Gallery, South Korea 2011 – Group Show, Bel Air Fine Art, Geneva 2011 – 2012 – Opera Gallery, Dubai 2011 – 2012 – Opera Gallery, Monaco 2011 – 2012 – Opera Gallery, Geneva 2011 – 2012 – Opera Gallery, Miami 2011 – 2012 – Opera Gallery, Paris 2011 – 2012 – Opera Gallery, Singapore 2011 12/13/14′ – Bartoux Galerie, Cannes Croisette 2011 12/13/14′ – Bartoux Galerie, De L’Alpage 2011 12/13/14′ – Bartoux Galerie, Normandy 2011 12/13/14′ – Bartoux Galerie, Porte Royal 2011 12/13/14′ – Bartoux Galerie, Sant-Claire 2013 – Group Show, Galeria Freites, Venezuela 2014 – ‘New Gallery Group Show’, Wanrooij Gallery, Amsterdam 2014 – ‘London Calling’, Leonhards Gallery, Antwerp
SELECTED ART FAIRS
2005/06′ – Art Toronto 2006 – Art DC 2007 – Art Moscow 2007 – Art Palm Beach 2007/08′ – Art Santa Fe 2008 – Art Miami 2007/08′ – Form 2007/08′ – London Art Fair 2008 – London Original Print Fair 2013 – Art Hampton’s 2013/14′ – Art Up, Belgium 2013/14′ – Antica, Namur, Belgium 2014 – Caracas