A new exhibition is open in Aldgate documenting the lives of the infamous Kray twins. The exhibition is called 'The Krays: Bed Time Stories', it explores the effect that tales of their exploits had on a young boy growing up in 1970's London. That young boy happens to be the artist, Joe Machine.
Mythology has always been at the centre of Joe Machine's work. Whether it's his reinterpretation of Alice in Wonderland, his fascination with biblical stories and Russian fairy-tales, or his obsession with the fear, violence and sexuality that run throughout his autobiographical sailor paintings, Joe elevates his subject matter and looks at it in a mythological light.
The exhibition includes prints, woodcuts, scrapings and large format paintings at a gallery located in the East End where the Kray's once held court.