Andrew Mockett’s art is inspired by icons of modern day mass-media. Keeping true to the materials of consumerism, by printing on cardboard and paper, he nonetheless defies the practices of mass-production that his subject matter so typically represents. Using intricate and time-consuming linocut, woodcut and screen-printing techniques to create large-scale, vibrant images of the characters and commodities of the 1960s and 1970s, Mockett carries the concerns and tropes of Pop Art into new and unexpected territories.
Mockett’s work has been extensively exhibited by touring exhibitions in public galleries across the UK. In 2004, the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery held a show of his prints. The Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery will present a portfolio of cartoon-inspired works, featuring Popeye, Batman, King Kong, Top Cat and Superman, stilled in their film strip poses but brought alive by Mockett’s capacity to reinvent reproduction.