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Herr Nilsson Fills the Lights of Soho with Sinister Sunshine

Happiness is a Warm Machine Gun

SEEN’s favourite gallery and members’ bar is playing host to another of their exciting takeovers; this time by Herr Nilsson, as the subversive Swedish street artist launches “Fill the World with Sunshine”. Presented by Mead Carney, this disturbing blend of Disney and irreverent humour gets the neon treatment in this fabulous Soho space.

If you’re a fan of Disney, SEEN can guarantee that you won’t have seen Winnie the Pooh, Curious George or even Elsa from Frozen in quite this context before; idealised innocence set in dangerous scenarios like weapon and drug use. These images typify Herr Nilsson’s own view of humanity as essentially contradictory, and allude to his own playful artistic practice, perhaps. His name is that of Pippi Longstocking’s pet monkey.

Lights of Soho curator Hamish Jenkinson echoes Nilsson’s playfulness: “With a hint of Disney magic and sinister humour, the show lends itself to neon perfectly.”

Haddock, Tintin and Bob Marley



The Curious

On from the 15th July – 31st July
Gallery opening hours: 
Monday – Sunday
11 am – 6 pm.
Members only from 6 pm – midnight.

For further gallery information, please contact:
Lights of Soho
35 Brewer Street
London, W1F 0RX
0207 183 2003

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