Tinsel Edwards is a London based artist and co-founder of A-side B-side Gallery, artist studios and project space in Hackney Downs, East London. Her 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. Tinsel’s art has been featured by Metro Newspaper, Dazed and Confused, Pop, Amelia’s Magazine, Zeitgeist Magazine, Art Rebels, Plus 1 Magazine and El Pais in Spain amongst others. Notable collectors include Banksy, Bill Woodrow and Samir Ceric and Zoe Knight (Debut Contemporary and Wolf and Badger founders).
BA Hons, Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, 2001 Art Foundation, Warwickshire College, 1998
I am interested in making paintings about contemporary cultural and political issues. Amongst many, themes have included the wealth divide, consumerism, the art establishment, war and the intrusions of bureaucracy. My work is social commentary from a personal and humble viewpoint. Fascinated by the endless possibilities of paint as a medium, and a lover of typography, I use different combinations of both to explore and represent my ideas. I’m inspired by the spirit of Punk and DIY culture, these ideas continually inform my practice, which alongside the social commentary, seeks to promote individual creative action and responsibility.
Selected Solo and Duo Exhibitions 2012 ‘A mini Retrospective’ and ‘Kidnapping a Banker’, A-side B-side Gallery, London ‘What’s time got to Do with it?’ Core Gallery, London ‘Imprint', The Serpentine Centre for possible studies, London ‘London Calli