Creative Play Comes to Ketchum Pleon With New 'Odds and Sods' Show by Dicky Graham

By Ketchum Ltd, PRNE
Monday, March 14, 2011

Meet the Artist on 17 March From 6 to 8 p.m.

LONDON, March 15, 2011 - Art@Ketchum Pleon proudly presents critically acclaimed and award-winning
artist Dicky Graham, who has established himself as a firm favourite on the
art scene with his humorous approach to assemblage, with fans including the
Kooks' lead singer, Luke Pritchard, as well as Katie Melua and fellow artists
such as the creator of the iconic "The Snowman", Raymond Briggs. Come and see
for yourself what all the fuss is about at a new exhibition titled Odds and
Sods from 15 March to 13 May, with a special meet-the-artist evening on 17
March from 6 to 8 p.m.

"If there is a uniting theme to my work, it is creative play", said
Graham. "Recently, I have been using paint, text and married objects to
create disjointed relationships and fragmented stories. I aim for the
object's symbolic and meaningful nature, placed with my messy and loose
painting, to imbue a richer portrayal of where I am from, where I have been,
and the cultural divides I am part of. The boss places, diamond geezers,
strange traditions I've left and found, anxious loves I grassed on, gobby
toffs I met and safe las I love - all these mixes of slangs and ways of doing
are put in one place to gain a deeper cultural self-definition. To connect
all the dots and unravel weird and wonderful things that have come into my
head, heart and hand, feels nuff dead good. Art is my manor, my language, my
bezzie and greatest pleasure."

Dicky Graham was born in Liverpool and now resides in East London. A
Princes Trust state-of-the-art award recipient, he works in the art
department of Harrow school and recently finished writing and illustrating a
children's story, "The Post Bird", which can be read at the exhibition.

The Art@Ketchum Pleon series is hosted by the London office of Ketchum
, a leading European public relations consultancy and part of global
public relations agency Ketchum. The programme offers local artists the
opportunity to show their work in an art gallery established in Ketchum
London office, located at 35-41 Folgate Street. Art@Ketchum Pleon has
showcased a number of famed British artists, including works by some of the
U.K.'s leading linocut artists, such as Paul Catherall, Bodymap's David
, Karin Gunnarsson (photographer), John Lee Bird (artist), Gail
(printer), Andy Whale (photographer), Monica Curtin
(photographer), Tom Frost (illustrator) and others.

"We are so pleased to host the creative talents of Dicky Graham," said
Avril Lee, partner and CEO of Ketchum Pleon London. "His playful work
provides a great opportunity to foster creative thinking amongst Ketchum
employees and open our doors to the larger London community to support
these talented local artists."

Odds and Sods by Dicky Graham may be viewed weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5
from 15 March through 13 May at Ketchum Pleon London, 35-41 Folgate
Street, London, E1 6BX. A meet-the-artist event is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m.
on Thursday
, 17 March.

To request artwork images, please contact

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About Ketchum Pleon

Ketchum Pleon is one of the largest, most geographically
diverse communications consultancies and the established European market
leader. Worldwide, Ketchum has more than 2,000 employees in owned operations
and operates in 66 countries with more than 100 owned and affiliated offices.
Ketchum is a unit of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC; Additional information on Ketchum Pleon and its
award-winning work can be found at

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