Tinsel Edwards

Driven by a romantic notion that art can change the world, Tinsel’s work comments on a wide variety of contemporary social and political issues. Often using text, her paintings are littered with action statements, personal mottos, questions and anecdotes. Characteristically anti-establishment, the work can be executed with a tongue in cheek style humor, or with emotion and subtlety. With an overtly honest and personal approach Tinsel creates works to confront us with heartfelt opinions and thoughts on the world around her.

Tinsel says she is interested in making paintings about contemporary culture & political issues. Her work is social commentary from a personal and humble viewpoint. Themes include wealth divide, consumerism & the art establishment. She has exhibited at Pure Evil gallery and the dragon bar in London. Other work has been included in group shows across Europe including Berlin, Hamburg & Munich. World famous street artist Banksy chose her work for the infamous ‘Santa’s Ghetto’ group show.

Tinsel’s curatorial projects include ‘Punk’; a large-scale group show which toured to Hamburg and ‘Here Today’, an all female exhibition co-curated with friend and art collaborator Twinkle Troughton. Tinsel opened the doors of her new gallery this year. A-side B-side is based in hackney and shows the work of new and emerging artists.

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