Paintings made for Radiohead’s 2011 album The King Of Limbs go on show in Soho this week.
Thom Yorke’s right-hand man since the release of OK Computer in 1997, Radiohead’s in-house artist Stanley Donwood is to exhibit artwork created for the band’s most recent album The King of Limbs alongside pencil and ink pieces made for the Faber-published book Holloway, at The Outsiders gallery in Soho.
Riffing on Donwood’s fascination with forests and trees, work created for both projects saw the artist spend a night under some canopies in Dorset, an experience he then visualised in a series of paintings and prints. Speaking about the connection with Radiohead’s King of Limbs project Donwood says: “In the lead up to making these pieces I became fascinated with the idea of a cathedral of sound. I was working with Radiohead on the record that was to become The King of Limbs, and my early hearings of the music seemed to suggest an over-arching canopy of detail.”