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What's On: Antiquity Bonk

Posted by Bryony Quinn,

With one of the strangest titles ever, Royal College graduate Ben Wheele’s solo show Antiquity Bonk follows through with an exhibition of saccharine ceramics with grotesque features and cartoon-like appendages. Flat works mimic the objects in a happy luridness, carefully composed and crafted; “so rococo” says the artist. Now showing at the Sunday Painter gallery in south east London, the blurb for the work reads like a troubled self-deprecating dear diary, of the disease infecting his pieces and explaining how a “disgusting ‘museum catalogue’” befriends him and “slops some images all over my eyes.”

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Posted by Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.