Saturday 3 October will see the opening of our tattoo artist exhibition, Inked Palette.
Created in collaboration with Deasil Art Gallery in Leamington Spa, the exhibition will run for 3 weeks and showcase the work of tattoo artists all over the UK.
The artists are creating custom artwork on a variety of materials – rather than skin, they’re making work on paper, ceramic, canvas, and more. All artists are still working on their pieces, and they won’t be revealed until the exhibition opens.
Until then, we’d like to give you the chance to meet each tattoo artist here on Inkluded, see their tattoos and hear about their experiences as artists.
We hope you can come on down this October to explore the work they’re creating for you.
Name: David Brace
Tattoo Style: Avant-Garde
Tattooing: 5 Years
Location: Ink Me Tattoo Studios, Cannock
Thanks for offering to create work for our exhibition. Is there anything you want people looking at your artwork to take away from it?
I just want people to enjoy looking at what I do and understand that it is an expression… my expression.
What does tattooing mean to you, in one word?
What’s the one thing you love most about your job?
Seeing my work on people’s skin forever.
Describe what art means to you, in one word.
What’s your creative process when putting a piece of artwork together?
Value is very important in tattooing and in art – I like the idea that whatever I paint or tattoo, it could still be real. Creating artwork when there is no client at the end, means there will only be my own satisfaction as an artist that I need to consider… and that’s usually a near impossible thing to find.
Anything else you want to share with us?
Thank you for giving tattoo artists this event. Many of us are closet painters, sculptors, graffiti artists… and this exhibition lets us step back to our roots.