Oli Fowler is a multi-discipline dabbling artist whose skills at screenprinting are just pushing past ninja level. He’s got a show on at INDO on Whitechapel Road that celebrates the artwork of vinyl records, as well as the golden era of the medium. He says of the show, “When we look back to the times when disco and funk were really strong and peaking in terms of creativity it was music that had such meaning for social groups that were looking to express their freedom and empowerment too. So the album artwork had as much meaning as the music that it was packaging. My interest in vinyl records and exploring music all started when I was a kid with a paper round, and in the mornings when I got up I had Ceefax on in the background – cos I liked the background music it played. Through my mum’s love of music she helped me explore this more and more, and now I have an insane vinyl collection, which inspired a lot of pieces in this show, both visually and through having the music on as I prepared the show in my studio.” So go and have a pint and check it out.
Where: Indo, 133 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1DF
Travel: Whitechapel tube