Secret Life of Heroes ~ An exhibition at Twenty Twenty Two

Written by on March 3, 2014 in Arts, News, What's on - No comments
Secret Life of Heroes, Twenty Twenty Two

Twenty Twenty Two, the music, arts and ping pong space right here in the heart of the Northern Quarter continues its packed exhibition schedule by exhibiting French artist and graphic designer Grégoire “Léon” Guillemin’s The Secret Life of Heroes‘.

Secret Life of Heroes, Twenty Twenty Two

What do heroes do when they stop being heroes? That’s the question Grégoire “Léon” Guillemin asked himself and sought to answer graphically. What do those half-gods amongst men do at night, when they come back home after a hard day’s work saving the world? Behind those masks and those suits are hiding real men and real women, with all their human attributes…and weaknesses. They are human after all (well some of them are anyway)!

Secret Life of Heroes, Twenty Twenty Two

The show, which opens on the 6th March and runs until 22nd March, was first shown in Paris last year, and this will be the first time the exhibition has been shown in the UK and includes a number of new exclusive designs. Gregoire’s designs were first seen at Twenty Twenty Two in ‘The Print Shop‘ exhibition last year and were the most popular prints in the show and sold out within days. Prints from the exhibition will be available to buy online at www.twentytwentytwo.co.uk from the 7th March. Don’t hang about!

Secret Life of Heroes, Twenty Twenty Two

Strategic Planner and Creation Director at the French communications agency Infoflash, 45-year old Grégoire Guillemin, aka “Léon”, refuses to let his childhood passions fade quietly into the past. Science fiction, comic books, and video games still reign. From 1930’s vintage to modern day Pop Art, his artworks rediscover and reinvent styles through experimentation with variegated, minimalistic techniques. As a leader in the “Geek Art” movement, Grégoire doesn’t see himself as an artist, rather as an “Eclectic Graphical Gamer“.

Secret Life of Heroes, Twenty Twenty Two

Secret Life of Heroes / From 6th March – 22nd March / FREE
Twenty Twenty Two / 20 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ