littlewhitehead Exhibited at The Saatchi Gallery

It Happened In The Corner…


Plaster, wax, foam, hair, clothes

180 x 200 x 150 x cm approx

Hailing from Glasgow, littlewhitehead take their inspiration from the city’s working class and post-industrial culture. Their darkly humorous sculptures provocatively explore the phenomenon of violence as an increasingly normalised means to identity and community. It Happened In The Corner... is an installation of a gang of hoodies congregated in ominous thug-pack stance. In their presence, the viewer is made a complicit witness or bystander to banal terror, while the predators are similarly made victims, eerily silenced and stilled, ever relegated to the corner: ostracising and punitive, a haunting site of Blair Witch-cycle urban-legend monstrosity.

The Overman


Mannequin head, polyutherane, towels, boxing glove, glue, child mannequin

120 x 120 x 120cm
It All Depends On Ones Fantasies As A Child


Plaster, wax, foam, hair, clothes, binbags, rubbish

90 x 220x200 cm approx
Sentient Orbs


Shoes, chinos, sweater, balloons, wire, stuffing

Approx 250 x 200 x 200 cm

“Within our work there is a strong connection between the reality that surrounds us and some kind of escapism to a made-up world,” littlewhitehead explain. “This made-up world is the construct of a dialogue between the two of us, which infuses scenes from an encyclopaedic range of references, from video nasties, to current events, and subconscious musings. It is in that world, unlike the one we actually inhabit, where we can fulfil these sinister desires.” Sentient Orbs pictures a child rising to the ceiling, subsumed by a bouquet of balloons, transferring the delights of pleasure and kindness to suggestions of greed and malice.

littlewhitehead's Biography

Craig Little, born in 1980, Glasgow
Lives and works in Glasgow

Blake Whitehead, born in 1985,Lanark
Lives and works in Glasgow


Ãœbermensch, Nir Altman Gallery, Munich

Val Verde, It’s Friday Projects, Glasgow
Self Portrait Number 5: Mr Messy, Ryder Projects, London

Front Window Project, Melbourne
The Dangerous Fantasist, The Workbench, Milan
The Overman is a bearded, semi-naked man, La Caja Blanca, Palma
Do you wanna live forever, La Caja Blanca in association with DP Magazin

Nothing Comes to Mind / Concordia / Enschede
Inner Refuge / Linden Centre for Contemporary Art / Melbourne

The Winds of Nowhere / Summerlee Museum / Glasgow
Unfinished Business / Marine Contemporary / Los Angeles

The Cyclic Gate / Sumarria Lunn / London

Bad News, Marine Contemporary, Los Angeles
Sumarria Lunn @ the London Art Fair, London

Norther Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland
The Gilt Hole Complex, Arcan Mellor, London

Black Smoke Machine Gun Club, Royal Standard, Liverpool
The Fourth Wall, Bloc, Sheffield
Playing Dog, Gimpel Fils, London
So Many Fellows Find Themselves, K Gallery, Milan
So This is Romance, Bunhouse Bandits, London

Nothing Ever Happens Here, Studio Warehouse, Glasgow


Getting the Heart Ready, the Royal Standard, Liverpool
Balagan, Nir Altman Gallery, Munich
Art Rotterdam with Copperfield Gallery, London

Finite Project Altered When Open, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow
Bideford Black, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford
Dead, Saatchi Gallery, London

Fears / Melbourne Art Fair with Blackart Projects / Melbourne
Start Art Fair with Helene Bailly Gallery / Saatchi Gallery / London
When Suspicions Become the Norm / FABRIKA / Moscow
Act & Application / Lawrie Shabibi / Dubai

The Weak Sex / Kunstmuseum Bern / Bern
Easy Does It Part III / Supercollider / Blackpool
Easy Does It Part II / Aid & Abet / Cambridge
Be A Man / Sumarria Lunn Gallery / London
Easy Does It Part I / David Dale Gallery / Glasgow
Art Paris with Helene Bailly / Paris
Supermarket 2013 / Kulturhuset / Stockholm

Preposterous, La Scatola, London
Constructions, Helene Bailly Gallery, Paris
How Art Things, Nest, The Hague
Santorini Biennale, Santorini, Greece
The Momentarily Absurd, High House, Oxfordshire
Mexico arte contemporary with tj boutling, Mexico city
Tennancy 3, Blackartprojects, Melbourne

Boundaries, Gazelli Art House @ C99 Art Project, London
In Your Face, SHOWstudio, London
100, Langford 120, Melbourne
Six Degrees, Monks Gallery, Lincoln
Art Platform with Marine Contemporary, Los Angeles
Revenge of the Pleasure Principle, KT Contemporary, Dublin
Air I Breath, Gazelli Art House, London
Modern Frustrations, Sumarria Lunn, London
Between Worlds, Field, Folkestone Triennial, Folkstone
British Art Now , Museum of South Australia, Adelaide
If these walls could talk, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles
If these walls could talk, Marine, Los Angeles
Modern British Sculpture, Gimpel Fils, London
Smokefall, Tintype, London
Art First Bologna with Gimpel Fils, Bologna

Prop, Departure Gallery, London
Exteriority, Sumarria Lunn, London
Figure Study, Gimpel Fils, London
Space Made Live, Arthouse, Glasgow
A Ticket For A Ticket, Trolley Books, London (performance)
Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London
Downstairs Review Part II, Gimpel Fils, London
Arco Madrid (with Gimpel Fils), Madrid

Newspeak: British Art Now, The Hermitage, St Petersburg
Tales That Witness Madness, Elevator Gallery, London
Alternative States, Gimpel Fils, London
Nine days, seventeen hours, thirty two minutes, six seconds, Eleven Howland Ltd, London
Grey Matter, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
Wild is the Wind, Wall, London

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Foundation, London
Conjunction 08, Stoke-on-Trent
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, A Foundation, Liverpool