NATTY BROOKER


British artist Natty Brooker who is most known for the enduring imagery related to the music of Spacemen 3 and Spiritualized debuted his body of work for the first time in the US at Substrate Contemporary in Los Angeles. The show curated by Ramses. His body of work will exhibit in art capitals around the world including London, Berlin, Amsterdam and New York, where Brookers' work will be seen as a whole for the first time. “Natty is a genius, pure and simple". His influence as an artist on the British music scene was far reaching.

Brooker was responsible for much of Spacemen 3 and Spiritualized aesthetic. He introduced founding members Pete Kember and Jason Pierce aka J. Spaceman and Sonic Boom to blues and gospel; played drums on the first Spacemen 3 album “Sound of Confusion”; and also appeared on the classic demos release “Taking Drugs to Make Music to Take Drugs To”. It was Natty's iconic Devil and Angel design that adorned the first Spiritualized album cover “Lazer Guided Melodies” and it was his endlessly recurring threes that graced the last Spacemen 3 album “Recurring”.
         
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