Tonight, The special effects designer turned artist known as Schoony returned to London to unveil his latest body of work at the Ivy Club. The show titled ‘If I stand on my toes’ spans across the top floor of this popular West End club and runs from the 7th – 17th August. It includes his latest work as well as the iconic ‘Boy Soldier’ and ‘Skullduggery’ that feature as staring rolls in the hugely anticipated ‘Kick Ass 2’, launching just seconds walk away in Leicester Square. Schoony will join an impressive list of top artists whose work is also featured throughout the Ivy Club including, Damien Hirst, Marc Quinn and Mat Collishaw. This is a fun exhibition and well worth a visit!
His deep knowledge of casting and moulding near perfect creations of humans, monsters & even aliens gave him the perfect springboard to launch a new career as a Fine Artist. Since 2008 his art work has featured in several shows including ‘Mutate Britain’, The Vauxhall Art Car Boot fair and the Opera Gallery in Mayfair. Schoony attracted national press in March 2011 when he un veiled ‘Boy Soldier’ on the Peace Plinth outside the Houses of Parliament in protest to UK’s involvement to the war in Afghanistan.
A public audience will be able to enjoy Schoony’s work on billboard space at Piccadilly tube station supported by Art Below from 12th August for 2 weeks. Schoony’s background is rooted in special effects and prosthetics for the film industry with his career spanning over twenty years. His work has featured in movies including Rambo, Troy, Harry Potter, Saving Private Ryan & Gladiator.