contemporary art

STATIC /   Tom Jackson and Craig Evans

United Kingdom 2006

Urban Art, Street Art, Stencil, Prints

Tom Jackson and Craig Evans
United Kingdom
March 29, 2015

STATIC is the creative output of London-based image makers Tom Jackson and Craig Evans who have been producing limited editions and original works since 2006. They are a design collective that draw on their combined exposure to all forms of art and design, media influences, everyday life and social and environmental influences. Their work combines elements of street art and fine art, creating a clean graphic style through the talented application of stencils, spray paint, screen-printing and paint brushes.

STATIC – background

Static is made up of two art school friends, Tom Jackson and Craig Evans. Following their meeting at art school, they went their separate ways and pursued degrees in Liverpool and Edinburgh. Reunited, they returned to the North East to form STATIC and open their first studio in 2006. They have been printing, painting and pasting all their work in-house to maintain a consistency of output and directly influence the decision making processes that go into each idea, original artwork and edition they produce.

The style of STATIC

The work of STATIC is recognizable for its blend of graphic and patterned imagery created through a combination of screen printing and mixed media techniques. STATIC’s work is constructed from found visual imagery as well as symbols and signifiers from modern culture which they continue to apply to a wide range of surfaces, including wood, metal, perspex and glass. The duo specialize in limited edition prints and originals, all of which are created by hand. A lot of their work goes through a process that involves image manipulation and creation on the computer and then it is either cut as a stencil by hand or made into a silk screen.
STATIC find great inspiration in contemporary revolutionary actions at all levels of society, particularly riots and strikes. The Chinook Chandelier is one of STATIC’s most recognizable images to date. It was created in response to the Ministry of Defence’s £500 million purchase of 8 useless MK3 Chinook helicopters. “It’s not about being remembered, for us it’s about our work making an impact right now”, the duo states.

STATIC’s exhibitions and projects

Work by Static can be found on the streets of London as well as exhibited in galleries across the UK, USA, Japan, and Australia.
Since 2010, STATIC have been producing layered glass works which have been exhibited in the UK, Japan, Singapore, Italy, the US, India and Russia. In 2013, a selection of pieces from their Phantasms of the Living show was added to the private art collection of the Saudi Arabian Royal Family and in 2014 they were commissioned by Activision to create a unique Camo pattern for the release of the new Call Of Duty AW game launch.

STATIC is currently based in London.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Robin Coleman & STATICLamberty Showroom, LondonGroup
2015TRIPLE X - Moniker Projects & Jealous GalleryJealous Gallery, LondonGroup
2014STATICPlayboy Club London, LondonSolo
2014IDOLSCollectors Contemporary, SingaporeSolo
2014MIX - Winter Group ShowLawrence Alkin Gallery, LondonGroup
2014Affordable Art Fair – BatterseaBattersea Park, LondonGroup
2014MONIKER - Art Fair 2014The Old Truman Brewery, LondonGroup
2014MIX - Summer Group ShowLawrence Alkin Gallery, LondonGroup
2014Art14 – LondonOlympia Grand, KensingtonGroup
2013Phantasms Of The LivingScream Gallery, LondonSolo
2013The GROUPLawrence Alkin Gallery, LondonGroup
2013Breaking The IceRUARTS + SCREAM, Moscow, RussiaGroup
2013Beautiful Crime ConceptPop-Up Store, LondonGroup
2013Affordable Art Fair - Scream EditionsBattersea Evolution, Battersea Park, LondonGroup
2013MONIKER Art Fair - Scream EditionsThe Old Truman Brewery, LondonGroup
2013STRATA Art Fair – ScreamSaatchi Gallery, LondonGroup
2013London Original Print FairRoyal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, LondonGroup
2013India Art Fair 2013New Delhi, IndiaGroup
2013London Art Fair 2013Business Design Centre, IslingtonGroup
2012Chasing AcesGet Up Gallery and Emergency Arts, Las Vegas, NevadaSolo
2012We Like STATICCollectors Contemporary, SingaporeSolo
2012Selective AttentionP.A.R.O.S.H Galerie, MilanSolo
2012Moments Of ClarityWhisper Fine Art, LondonSolo
2012Urban BarrierBen Oakley Gallery & No Format Gallery, LondonGroup
2012The Conquest - Japan Tour 2012Gallery Kawamatsu, TokyoGroup
2012The Conquest - Japan Tour 2012Ken Hamazaki Red Museum, OsakaGroup
2012WallsOriental Gallery, HiroshimaGroup
2012Art & Toys – Collection Selim VarolMe Collectors Room, BerlinGroup
2012London Original Print FairRoyal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London Group
2011Affordable Art Fair SingaporeCollectors Contemporary - Booth C5 - F1 Pit Building, SingaporeGroup
2011ULTRA 004 - Emerging Directors Art FairSpiral Garden, Minato-ku, TokyoGroup
2011MULTIPLIED - Contemporary Editions FairChristie's, South Kensington, LondonGroup
2011Urban PrintWhisper Gallery & Black Rat Projects, LondonGroup
2010Stop The ClocksGallery Kawamatsu, TokyoSolo
2010New Ways of SeeingArtrepublic Soho, LondonSolo
2010GB ARTWhitecross Street, LondonGroup
2010Urbankind - Art DécorBrick Lane Gallery, LondonGroup
2010Urban Contemporary Art SaleDreweatts, LondonGroup
2010Punks Not DeadGallery North Gate, TokyoGroup
2010Urban in IbizaAtzaro, IbizaGroup
2010RokticEast Gallery, Brick Lane, LondonGroup
2009Flying Eyeball27 Cork Street, MayfairGroup
2009Mutate Britain: One Foot in the GroveLadbroke Grove, LondonGroup
2009Ink_d Artist Group ShowBrighton, UKGroup
2009Amilas Gallery: AlchemyCarnaby Street space, LondonGroup
2008Artrepublic: Saints & SinnersSt.Martin’s Hotel, SohoGroup