In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art of Wilfred Limonious

24 March – 3 April 2016

South London Gallery

http://www.southlondongallery.org/page/144/In-Fine-Style-The-Dancehall-Art-of-Wilfred-Limonious/1156

‘Wilfred Limonious (1949–99) was one of Jamaica’s most prolific graphic artists, producing a significant body of work for the island’s music industry as well as working as a cartoonist for the national newspapers.  This exhibition celebrates a true Jamaican folk artist; a humble man who produced vibrant, hilarious and often outrageous art, but behind the pen was a quiet loner who simply loved to draw.

The show includes reproductions of work from three key phases in Limonious’ career: his newspaper comic strips, illustrations for the publications of the Jamaican Movement for the Advancement of Literacy (JAMAL) and his distinctive artwork for the burgeoning dancehall scene coming out of 1980s Jamaica.’

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