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YOUNG & CONTEMPORARY

ARTISTS

The Lust and The Apple collection of young and contemporary artists is a curated survey of the emerging art scene with special attention to the younger artists of the new century.

 

Based at the Midlothian gallery (www.lustandtheapple.com) the collection consists of paintings, sculptures, drawings and conceptual works in a number of styles and formats.

 

While primarily formed around works by Scottish artists or artists who have studied in Scotland, others have come from abroad.

 

Some works are for sale (and if so can be found on the appropriate pages in this website), most are not. Most are available for exhibition or loan under certain circumstances.

 

For further information please email mail@unoriginalsins.com

Abi Lewis
Alan Smithee
Alex Allan
Alexander And Susann Maris.
Beagles & Ramsay
Bobby Sayers
Connor Dupre
David Bellingham
Dennis Reinmueller
Elke Finkenauer
Fiona Beveridge
Jacqueline Donachie
Jamie Cooper
Jonathan Freemantle
Kenny Watson
Kevin Harman
Lucy Lamort
Maris
Matthew Barnes
Natalie Doyle
Penny Anderson
Sally Georgina Hackett
Sarah Muirhead
SkInny Redhead
Sophie Edwards
Static State
Stephanie Mann
Tim Sandys

FACSIMILE LETTER FROM JACQUES DERRIDA TO MARIS REGARDING THE TRUTH IN PAINTING ALONG WITH ORIGINAL DESIGN FOR ANNOUNCEMENT CARD. 2006.

Schiehallion: s.p. (Maris), n.d. (2002) 29 x 21cm, 1pp high resolution full colour ink jet facsimile copy of a letter sent by Jacques Derrida to Maris regarding their work "The Truth in Painting" which was a response to Derrida's philosophical work of the same title. Maris pulped a copy of Derrida's book and made it into a grey pigment which they used to paint 12 canvasses which were hung as "The Truth in Painting" in Paul Robertson's Heart Gallery in Edinburgh in 2002. JOINT: ANNOTATIONS ON THE TRUTH IN PAINTING. Two 30 x 21cm, 1pp sheets with notes by the artists on the philosophical implications of their work. JOINT: JUSTIFIED SINNERS. Edinburgh: Morningstar Publications, 2002 12.5 x 17cm, 2pp announcement card for the title publication - the image on the front of the card is a reproduced photograph of Alexander Maris holding a Kalashnikov rifle in a countryside landscape. On the reverse is a note to Paul Robertson apologising for forgetting to send the facsimile and noting their design for an announcement card for the exhibition was included. JOINT DESIGN FOR THE TRUTH IN PAINTING AND OTHER PROPOSITIONS. 2002. Two 30 x 21cm, 1pp sheets with a design for the front and back of the proposed announcement card for the artist's show in Heart Gallery. ALl VG+.

UNTITLED. 2015. UNIQUE WORK.

54 x 10cm dia. (approx). Expanding foam and nylon sleeve with wall attachment. A unique sculptural work designed to abut out from a wall at 90 degrees. An early work by the artist. VG+.

TOILET SEAT (TURNER). 2016. UNIQUE WORK IN A SERIES.

40 x 37 x 4cm (approx) two part wooden and plastic toilet seat with applied digital image on adhesive label of Turner's "Light and Colour (Goethe’s Theory) – The Morning after the Deluge – Moses Writing the Book of Genesis" from 1843. A unique work shown in series along with other famous images from art history all placed on such seats. Mint and thankfully unused.

APPROXIMATELY BACON. 2016.

Glasgow: Elke Finkenauer, 2016 6 x 16cm (approx), strip of vegan bacon in plastic bag sealed with tape along with a 15 x 21cm, 4pp homemade card with a photographic image by the artist. Inside the card is a lengthy pencil note from the artist to Paul Robertson noting the "bacon" was a part of her Approximately Bacon installation and wishing Robertson well during the COVID -19 lock-down. AN original relic from the show. Limitation unknown but not many. All VG+.

TABOO PLAYING CARDS. 2020. ONE OF 50 SIGNED & NUMBERED & DATED EXAMPLES.

Edinburgh: Sarah Muirhead, 2020 9 x 6.5cm printed white cardboard box content of 52 different playing cards with each back a different reproduction of a small painting by Muirhead. During the 2020 first Covid lockdown, the artist painted 53 different small paintings on cards (each commissioned by a different person) with the imagery being in the main sexual (and taboo) imagery. This is the full set of cards issued in only 50 examples with the box signed in pencil on the outside by Muirhead, dated and numbered. VG+.

THE SOUND OF A FRUSTRATED CHARLES M. SHULZ. 2017. ONE OF THREE SIGNED & NUMBERED EXAMPLES.

Glasgow: Project 78 Gallery, 2017
23 x 17 x 5cm, unprinted two part cardboard box content of a 63 part (large piece format) jigsaw which when solved shows the work SIGH - which the title indicates as coming from the creator of the Peanuts cartoon series. An image of the completed jigsaw is tipped on the inner box lid. One of only three such puzzles signed and numbered on a 7.5 x 21cm, 1pp printed insert. Some stains to outer unprinted box else VG+. JOINT WITH: A signed typed letter from Scott Robertson offering the work as a gift to Paul Robertson from the artist.

52 THINGS THIS WORK COULD HAVE BEEN. 2015. SIGNED & NUMBERED FROM EDITION OF 10.

Glasgow: s.p. (Robertson), 2015
9 x 6.4cm, standard pack of 52 playing cards with two additional colophon and title cards in unprinted box. A conceptual artwork where each card carries a text indicating alternative ideas for the artwork that were not realised. One of only 10 such boxes signed and numbered by Robertson on one of the cards.VG+.

UNTITLED (POTTER’S FIELD). 2015. UNIQUE SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH.

Rannoch Moor: s.p. (Maris), 2015
30 x 42cm full colour unique c-print showing one of the graves from the Potter's Field installation - this was the first exhibition in the Garden at LUST & THE APPLE. Each of 9 "graves" were simple mounds of bare earth, each marked with a single unadorned white quartzite stone, sourced from Schiehallion – a ‘sacred mountain’ apocryphally linked to the Knights Templar.
The path between the graves and the paved square at one corner of the Field contained a ‘Temenos’. The public are invited to leave their own offerings to the deceased Muses within the Temenos.
"Enter with reverence and respect for the nine Muses /who are buried in this Potter’s Field. /Do not desecrate their Memory.  A Potter’s Field containing nine pauper’s graves, one for each of the classical Muses is found>"
The photograph shows one of the graves which is starting to be overgrown with weeds and one of the headstones. Unique. Signed on the bottom.

KEEPING IT TOGETHER. 2015. ONE OF TEN SIGNED & NUMBERED C-PRINTS.


Glasgow: S.p. (Mann), 2015
59.4 x 42cm,  full colour c-type print showing one of Mann's photo-collage works where objects are balanced to create a greater whole. One of only 10 signed prints - each signed and numbered on the front. VG+.

SUMMIT BALANCING. 2015. ONE OF TEN SIGNED & NUMBERED C-TYPE PRINT.

Glasgow: S.p. (Mann), 2015
42 x 59.4cm,  full colour c-type print showing one of Mann's photo-collage works where objects are balanced to create a greater whole. One of only 10 signed prints - each signed and numbered on the front. VG+.

UNTITLED (JOKER). 2020. ORIGINAL PAINTING ON PLAYING CARD.

8.8 x 6.3cm, original acrylic painting on a found Joker playing card. One of 54 such small paintings made by Muirhead during the first COVID-19 Pandemic lockdown in Scotland. The images on all of the cards were from taboo sources and decided upon by the buyer as a commission. This image is a bdsm hard tie of a woman found on the internet. Signed on the reverse by the artist in paint. Unique. VG+

UNTITLED. 2020. UNIQUE DIGITAL SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH.

Edinburgh: S.p. (SKinny Redhead), n.d. (2020)
30 x 21cm, full colour digital photograph of the performance artist standing naked over a male nude body with red ropes falling from her vagina. An unique work from an artist who often self-ties and uses bdsm stylisms in her public actions. Signed on the left by the artist. VG+.

AIKENHEAD ROAD. 2020. ONE OF 5 SIGNED & NUMBERED.

Glasgow: s.p. (Allan), n.d. (2020)
30 x 21cm, two colour silkscreen print on cross lined paper. A drawing in Allan's signature use of purple and blue showing the gable end of a council house block. Allan is fascinated by urban landscapes as well as the materials used in such environments. This is one of only 5 such prints, signed and numbered in pencil on the left of the image. VG+.

UNTITLED (BYSUE). 2005. UNIQUE WORK.

Glasgow: s.p. (Maris), n.d. (2005) 29 x 21cm, original found exhibition catalogue by Joseph Beuys which has lost its covers and shows evidence of fire on all sides. The book has been sealed into a plastic transparent sheet with added cloth plasters. Additionally the book has been signed "Bysue" - an anagram of "Beuys" and with a small drawing of a hat - both deliberately looking like an original Beuys signature and drawing.
The history of this book tells the tale - it was found by a relative of Sue Maris after a house fire and stolen and then hidden (in case it was valuable). Suer Maris found this out at a later date and stole the book back from the thief. She then buried in a metal casket in Rannoch Moor for a number of years.
On taking the book out from its hiding place, the artist's created the final form with the addition of the "forged" signature - By Sue - and sealed the book. it was later given to Paul Robertson by Maris as a gift following an exhibition at Heart Gallery in Edinburgh.

HEAD LUNG DEAD. 2019.

Glasgow: Beagles & Ramsey, 2019 34.2 x 24cm, graphite and crayonj on paper. An original drawing with an image of one of the artists' boxed head figures. Unique.

HONEY IN A JAR. 2018.

Glasgow: Bellingham, 2018 8cm x 5cm dia. - metal, glass jar, printed label and honey. The label reads: "Honey in a jar/homesick for the hive//Object in a gallery/homesick for the studio". A three dimensional visual poem and small sculpture which also references Daniel Buren's "The Function of the Studio".

UNTITLED. (Title and date to be added later)

Text to be added later.

SAYS. 2020.

25 x 34cm, Oil and oil stick on 1920s motoring map of England and Wales. Unique abstract painting.

PLAYER ONE. 2014.

290 x 130 x 120cm, approx. (dimensions vary depending on installation), wax, metal armature, worn clothing, powder coated metal, carved painted wood. Large unique sculpture of a video game character which has died and the head lost by grinding along the floor as it comes to a stop.

UNTITLED (BIRD). 2015

Small glazed sculpture in the shape of a deliberately badly made bird. A unique work by Hackett. Signed "SH" and dated in paint on the unglazed base.

FESTER. 2016.

14.5 cm x 11 cm x 5.7cm, carved stone and rubber. Unique small sculpture made by the artist while being in mourning of my uncle who committed suicide: "he was the double of Uncle Fester".

THE MAIN ARTIST IN THIS EXHIBITION OBJECTIFIES WOMEN. 2019.

42 x 59.6 x 1.2cm, laser cut plastic with title text. Unique work created for the exhibition "Provocative, just not in the way you'd like me to be." at Lust & the Apple. The works are designed to be shown both internally or external to the building - even if desired pushed into the ground and left to stand.

ANOTHER’S LOVE WILL NOT SAVE YOU ANOTHER’S LOVE DOES NOT MAKE YOU. 2019.

42 x 59.6 x 1.2cm, laser cut plastic with title text. Unique work created for the exhibition "Provocative, just not in the way you'd like me to be." at Lust & the Apple. The works are designed to be shown both internally or external to the building - even if desired pushed into the ground and left to stand.

ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE, YOUR PALS AREN’T OWED FEMALE ATTENTION AND NEITHER ARE YOU. 2019.

42 x 59.6 x 1.2cm, laser cut plastic with title text. Unique work created for the exhibition "Provocative, just not in the way you'd like me to be." at Lust & the Apple. The works are designed to be shown both internally or external to the building - even if desired pushed into the ground and left to stand.

I AM NOT HERE TO CONFORM TO THE FANTASY YOU HAVE OF ME. 2019.

42 x 59.6 x 1.2cm, laser cut plastic with title text. Unique work created for the exhibition "Provocative, just not in the way you'd like me to be." at Lust & the Apple. The works are designed to be shown both internally or external to the building - even if desired pushed into the ground and left to stand.

CONFESSING DOES NOT ABSOLVE YOU. 2019.

42 x 59.6 x 1.2cm, laser cut plastic with title text. Unique work created for the exhibition "Provocative, just not in the way you'd like me to be." at Lust & the Apple. The works are designed to be shown both internally or external to the building - even if desired pushed into the ground and left to stand.

IT’S NOT SELF-OBSESSION IT’S SELF-PRESERVATION. 2019.

42 x 59.6 x 1.2cm, laser cut plastic with title text. Unique work created for the exhibition "Provocative, just not in the way you'd like me to be." at Lust & the Apple. The works are designed to be shown both internally or external to the building - even if desired pushed into the ground and left to stand.

FOR ‘GOOD PEOPLE’ YOU’RE NOT TRYING VERY HARD. 2019.

42 x 59.6 x 1.2cm, laser cut plastic with title text. Unique work created for the exhibition "Provocative, just not in the way you'd like me to be." at Lust & the Apple. The works are designed to be shown both internally or external to the building - even if desired pushed into the ground and left to stand.

I AM NOT IMPRESSED BY MEN WHO LIST ACCOMPLISHMENTS I DID NOT ASK TO HEAR. 2019.

42 x 59.6 x 1.2cm, laser cut plastic with title text. Unique work created for the exhibition "Provocative, just not in the way you'd like me to be." at Lust & the Apple. The works are designed to be shown both internally or external to the building - even if desired pushed into the ground and left to stand.

WOMEN ARE NOT ‘CRAZY’ FOR DEMANDING THE SAME AMOUNT OF ATTENTION YOU DEMAND OF THEM. 2019.

42 x 59.6 x 1.2cm, laser cut plastic with title text. Unique work created for the exhibition "Provocative, just not in the way you'd like me to be." at Lust & the Apple. The works are designed to be shown both internally or external to the building - even if desired pushed into the ground and left to stand.

FIRE POINT. 2015.

65 x 65 x 5cm, photographic print on metal. The image of the "Fire Point" becomes another potential "Fire Point" wherever the work is placed. Unique. Signed on reverse.

NEVER GET TO BE WISE. 2019.

30 x 21cm, multicolour embroidery on canvas backing in artist chosen wooden frame. The text is inspired by the Neil Young song but also by the shocking statistic that male life expectancy in Calton, Glasgow was infamously 54.

ELEPHANT FOOT II. 2013.

60 x 30 x 20cm, polyester resin, iron outdoor sculpture which is intended to be placed against a wall or flat vertical surface - the shape being a replica of that found in the Reactor No. 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, under reactor room 217 - the mass being a dense fold of corium and other radioactive material.

SAIL ON SILVER GIRL. 2019

60 x 60 x 60cm, paper, paint, thread and sparklers. Unique sculptural work first exhibited at Next Top Model at Govan Project Space.

PROPOSAL FOR FLEEK. 2018.

41 x 29cm, ink, gouache and graphite. The proposal drawing for the bird table sculpture created by Allan for the garden at Lust & The Apple. Unique.