Tilo Kaiser

Tilo frequently travels through Asia, the United States, and Europe, collecting local maps and newspapers, as well as the consumer culture ephemera that underpin his drawing-based practice.  Since moving to London in 2006, Tilo has lined his canvases with rag sheets like the Sun, which celebrate the football and chesty page 3 girl obsessions that define the British lad culture. Tilo then populates the surface of his canvases with a colourful and cheeky visual language of Manga-esque characters and mathematical formulae juxtaposed with designer logos and tissue papers that scream: I Want It All Now.  The narration is complex, but after repeated viewings of Tilo's work the unique becomes uncomfortably decipherable-a comment on the inane greed and mindless celebrity fascination to which contemporary society seems to succumb.