Factual Nonsense: The Art and Death Of Joshua Compston

21 June - 31 August 2013

‘My guns are directed at the banality of Modern culture. It needs to be massively reinvented’ Joshua Compston


Paul Stolper Gallery is proud to announce the exhibition ‘Factual Nonsense – The Art and Death of Joshua Compston’ curated by Darren Coffield as well as the launch of Coffield’s book by the same name.For Joshua Compston (1970 – 1996), life was a special kind of nonsense; Factual Nonsense. Seen by some as the romantic martyr of his generation and by others, as a prankster, sending up the art establishment, Compston’s gallery ‘Factual Nonsense’ (FN) was quite unlike any other. Called a ‘crazy powerhouse of ideas’, Factual Nonsense was a cultural think-tank located in a then run-down area of the East End. Determined to change the world through art, he was a driving force that helped turn the East End of London into the cultural hub that it is today.