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Horace Panter

Horace graduated with a degree in Fine Art from Coventry's 'Lanchester Polytechnic' in 1975. It was there that he met Jerry Dammers and together they formed The Specials, a band that went on to become one of the most defining British bands of the 1980s. He travelled the world (and its art galleries) as a musician and then, from 1998-2008, was the 'Head of Art' in a secondary school. It was in 2008, when The Specials reformed, that he found he had the time again to really explore his own art practice.

Horace's first solo exhibition was in 2009 at London's Strand Gallery and he has since exhibited throughout the UK. He has also worked on collaborations with a number of companies, including Fred Perry, Club Wembley, Sheaffer Inc., Teenage Cancer Trust, Amy Winehouse Foundation, Screaming Records DK and Stone Foundation (the latter two involved designing record labels and album covers).

Much of Horace's figurative work is based on traditional forms of iconography infused with a Pop Art sensibility. His aim in creating contemporary iconography is to question the narrative of the icon by reproducing and questioning its status and authority in a post-modern setting. In this, he follows the Pop Art mantra of 'elevating the mundane'.

His more recent paintings and collages, paying homage to his favourite musicians, owe more to the influence of Peter Blake, Andy Warhol or Kurt Schwitters, with an emphasis on the visual narrative of the subject presented in fragmented pieces but expressing a cohesive history, as can be seen in his 'Chicago Blues' series. In his cassette series, the artefact is celebrated along with the cultural/historical context of seminal albums and the recording studios in which they were made, many of them long since demolished.

It could be argued that his paintings are autobiographical inasmuch as they emerge from experiences, places and people that he has met on his travels as well as from his love of music.

  • FREDDIE KING

    Freddie King

    Artist: Horace PanterMedium: Archival Giclee on Heavy PaperEdition: 75 prints worldwide

    Artist: Horace PanterMedium: Archival Giclee on Heavy PaperEdition: 75 prints worldwide

    Artist: Horace PanterMedium: Archival Giclee on Heavy PaperEdition: 75 prints worldwide

    $1,200.00

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  • BO DIDDLEY

    Bo Diddley

    Artist: Horace PanterMedium: Archival Giclee on Heavy PaperEdition: 150 prints worldwide

    Artist: Horace PanterMedium: Archival Giclee on Heavy PaperEdition: 150 prints worldwide

    Artist: Horace PanterMedium: Archival Giclee on Heavy PaperEdition: 150 prints worldwide

    $1,200.00

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  • BB KING

    BB King

    Artist: Horace PanterMedium: Archival Giclee on Heavy PaperEdition: 150 prints worldwide

    Artist: Horace PanterMedium: Archival Giclee on Heavy PaperEdition: 150 prints worldwide

    Artist: Horace PanterMedium: Archival Giclee on Heavy PaperEdition: 150 prints worldwide

    $1,200.00

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