Peter Lloyd is perhaps best know for his series of joyful pop art bonkers wrestlers inspired by a trip to Mexico and we are excited to announce that Peter will be joining us to produce a new series of mixed media screenprints depicting a cast of black ‘super hero’ characters armed with rather left field super powers in a show which continues and expands on a theme started with Black Futurism in December 2018 and which was inspired by the Afrofuturism movement in America as well as the phenomenally successful and groundbreaking Hollywood blockbuster Black Panthers. The Black Futurism show asked us to ‘imagine how black individuals and communities can defy the norms of documented black histories by using creativity to spur social change.’ We will be putting together additional activities such as screenings and talks to take place in the gallery and ‘invite communities to stake a claim in the larger Afrofuturism exhibition project, planned for 2020/21’.
Since graduating from Printmaking at the Royal College of Art, London in 2000, where he was the recipient of the prestigious Augustus Martin Award Peter Lloyd has exhibited extensively in the UK and significantly in Europe, China and the USA. Peter has work in private collections in the UK, Germany and the USA and his work can be found in many public collections, including Hochschule de Kunst, Berlin; and Royal College of Art, London, Ethnographic Museum (Muzeum Etnograficzne), Krakow, Poland and the Tate, London. Prof Peter Lloyd is the Dean of Art, Design & Fashion at Solent University, Southampton, UK. He has travelled extensively as an academic and practitioner and this has resulted in him being awarded two prestigious honours; Visiting Professor at the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou and Visiting Professor at the Shanghai Institute of Technology, China.