Madness - Night Boat to Cairo
Madness - Night Boat to Cairo, Horace Panter. Original.
"demo-cassettes often contained the bare bones of songs that went on to become classic pop hits but they were essentially disposable things. I often used to tape over them, making them into my own mixtapes." - Horace Panter
To return to the demo-cassette/mixtape, Horace calls them ‘repositories of memory’ because they evoke a specific period of music history between the reel-to-reel tape and the compact disc and because music itself, even just a song title, provokes a stirring of memory/nostalgia. Each painting has been researched to serve as an accurate reminder of a great period when bands would take these small pieces of plastic home and listen to what they had recorded that day in the recording studio.
Horace has been exhibiting in the UK since 2009, in London at The Strand Gallery, the AAF London, The London Art Fair and the London Print Fair at the Royal Academy. In 2014 he exhibited in Singapore as part of the Best of British season. His work is permanently at Reuben Colley Fine Art Gallery in Birmingham.
He has also worked on a number of professional collaborations with brands, including Fred Perry, Club Wembley, Sheaffer Inc., Teenage Cancer Trust, Amy Winehouse Foundation, Dr Martens, Strummerville, Blues Magazine UK, and Stone Foundation.