He’s Babak Ganjei, the artist who once infamously sold a handful of twigs on eBay for £60-odd quid and re-imagined Patrick Swayze’s movie Roadhouse as a scene-by-scene, philosophical graphic narrative interspersed with accompanying tongue-in-cheek, yet strangely profound, observations about the human condition. And he has his own exhibition at Atom Gallery coming up in March!
Babak Ganjei and Broken Frontier’s Andy Oliver at the Brighton Illustration Fair in November
To give some perspective… from offering to sell the most brilliantly ludicrous band names and movie concepts on social media to self-publishing wittily insightful comics like Early Learnings, through to his zine #classicdebeauvoir collecting photos of some of the more bizarre discarded rubbish in the De Beauvoir area of London there’s really no one else quite like Babak on the UK small press circuit! You can read an interview with him – one of the most entertaining we’ve ever run at Broken Frontier – giving many more examples of his uniquely idiosyncratic practice on the site here.
So we feel duty-bound to give a push to his upcoming exhibition at Atom Gallery from March 2nd-23rd. It focuses on his “recent text-based works and tropical paintings”. You can find out more at the Atom gallery site here.