Central to littlewhitehead’s work is a continual dialogue between the artists. Video nasties, art history, tabloid headlines and cults are just some of the sources that influence their dialogue. Their work though is never just about appropriation. Instead they select images and narratives and fuse them together in a dialogue fueled by a peculiar humour. The result is work that appears dreamlike, deadpan and often macabre, involving multi-layered narratives that give glimpses into the artists’ fictional world whilst simultaneously reflecting the anxieties and ontological absurdities of present day life.
littlewhitehead are artists Craig Little and Blake Whitehead. Selected Solo Exhibitions include Nothing Comes to Mind, Concordia, Enschede (2014); Inner Refuge, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2014); Unfinished Business, Marine Contemporary, Marine Contemporary, Los Angeles, Iconic Artists in Iconic Places, Summerlee Museum, Coatbridge (2013), The Cyclic Gate, Sumarria Lunn, London (2012 , Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland (2010) and Playing Dog, Gimpel Fils, London (2009). Group shows include The Weak Sex, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern (2013), Kulturhuset, Stockholm (2013), Preposterous, La Scatola Gallery, London (2012); Constructions, Helene Bailly Gallery, Paris (2012); How art things?, NEST, The Hague (2012), Santorini Biennale, Santorini (2012) , Mexico Arte Contemporary (with TJ Boulting), Mexico City (2012); Revenge of the Pleasure Principle, KT Contemporary, Dublin, (2011); Air I Breath, Gazelli Art House, London (2011); British Art Now, Museum of South Australia, Adelaide (2011), If These Walls Could Talk, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles (2011;, Modern British Sculpture, Gimpel Fils, London (2011); Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London (2010) and The Hermitage, St Petersburg (2009); Grey Matter, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (2009) and Bloomberg New Contemporaries, A Foundation, London (2008).