Thursday 21 March 2019

Beswick and Pye's Film About The Movements of Vincent Van Gogh

Team Beswick & Pye have been collaborating on art projects together for over 15 years. They have made Pop videos such as RIO by Neil Innes. Collaborative paintings by Gordon and Harry have appeared in celebrated shows at Sartorial Contemporary Art in Kings Cross and Galeria Thomas Cohn in Sao Paulo. In May 2010 Beswick & Pye were invited to take part in Tate Modern's Souls For Sale extravaganza and had their work exhibited in the Turbine Hall. In December 2010 a painting by Gordon and Harry was sold at a charity auction held at The Victoria & Albert Museum. Money raised went to the Breakthrough cancer charity. In April 2012 Team Beswick & Pye took part in "Secret 7" at the Idea Generation gallery in Shoreditch. Their design for a seven Inch single by The Cure was sold in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. In the same month a compilation of their films were screened at Tate Britain's Manton Studios as part of Late at the Tate. In October 2012 Team Beswick & Pye's painting of Martin Luther King was featured in part of Art Below's Peace Project. The painting was exhibited at Gallery Different and a poster of it was displayed in Regent's Park Tube Station. In November 2012 Beswick & Pye were featured in The Discerning Eye exhibition at the Mall Gallery. In 2013 Beswick & Pye worked with Gallery Different and Art Below again for a show about Mrs Thatcher that featured both in the BBC news and in the Evening Standard. In December 2016 a gigantic version of their painting of Chris Packham was displayed on a billboard in Southampton. They have also painted The Beatles on a gigantic egg for the Action For Children charity (see below)
Last year they exhibited a screen print of one of their paintings, 'Come On In, The Water's Lovely' at the Inside Job exhibition at Tate Modern
which you can read about here:
Harry Pye has made several paintings based on Vincent such as 'Stick To What You Don't Know' (see above) and has carried on a great deal of research about Vincent's life. Gordon Beswick and Harry Pye are currently working on a 5 minute film that retraces Vincent's steps in both London and Ramsgate.
The film's debut screening will take place in August at Tate Exchange at Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG. More news soon.