Hang-Up Gallery presents their exclusive new exhibition Monster that launches a brand new collection of multi-media originals and limited editions by the highly talented artist Magnus Gjoen.
Inspired by an FBI article analysing the mind of a serial killer and their preoccupation with fantasy as children, Gjoen explores the fragility of the psyche with a new abstracted and graphic direction. The unique exhibition will portray a refined evolution of the artists trademark juxtaposition technique. By combining delicate, decorative imagery with bold geometric shapes and primary colours, Monster illustrates the complex, yet confused mind of a serial killer.
Gjoen has de-constructed and simplified his artworks with a view to challenge perceptions of beauty versus evil. The representation of innocence through the use primitive shape and form overlaid with dreamlike images creatively examines how fantasy can often play an integral role in the creation of a monster.
Since his first solo show with Hang-Up Gallery in 2013, Gjoen has developed an extensive international following and collector base. The artist has displayed work in numerous prestigious London Art Galleries and International Art Fairs including London Art Fair and Miami Basel, with many of his editions selling out soon after their release. 2015 is set to be another important year for Gjoen, with his work showing at the Scope Art Fair in New York followed by a solo show with Soze Gallery in Los Angeles.
MAGNUS GJOEN | MONSTER 20 MAR - 26 APRIL 2015
PRIVATE VIEW THUR 19 MAR 6-9PM
Hang-Up Gallery | hanguppictures.com | 56 Stoke Newington High Street | London N16 7PB
Femme Fierce, the world’s largest all female street art and graffiti festival takes place on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th March. Femme Fierce returns for its second year and unveils the Next Best Thing.
Femme Fierce attracts the biggest names in street art from all around the globe and is dedicated to celebrating women who create art in studios, scale rooftops to add colour to the grey concrete walls which make up our cityscape. Femme Fierce is a series of events with the main highlight being Femme Fierce: Reloaded on International Women’s day, when over 150 international and UK based graffiti street artists will take over the infamous Banksy tunnel at Leake Street in London. Painting it Plan UK blue before creating spectacular public arts murals, with 400 litres of recycled emulsion paint from Forest Recycling Project, to highlight Plan UK’s Because I am a girl campaign.
Femme Fierce: Reloaded! takes place on Sunday 8th March with the largest international gathering of street art queens, such as the Greece’s Simoni Fontana, Swedish-Chilean Amara Por Dios, and France’s Ashes57 amongst the 150+ artists taking part in turning Leake Street tunnel into a world class outdoor gallery.
As part of Lucy Dalzell’s ongoing exploration of London’s evolving landscape, Hidden In Plain Sight brings together artworks that observe, document and playfully recreate the places and spaces we interact with, but rarely acknowledge.
Hackney Wick served as the catalyst for this ongoing body of work. Whilst living and working in the area in the years leading up to the Olympics, Dalzell started to visually document the hidden, often unnoticed pockets of the Wick, as the area rapidly evolved. This soon expanded into investigating areas going through similar transformations across London.
Hidden In Plain Sight features a responsive soundscape by artist Nuno Veiga. During the lead up to this exhibition, Veiga and Dalzell have collaborated on collecting sound pieces from the areas featured in the artworks, which have then been crafted by Veiga to create an immersive soundscape as part of the exhibition.
Private View: Thursday 5th March 2015, 7-10pm at Stour Space 7 Roach Road, Hackney Wick, E3 2PA
Opening Times: 6th - 30th March 2015, 9am-5pm
Impossible presents: 8 x 8 - featuring: Alison Mosshart / Scout Willis / Chuck Grant / Kate Bellm / Paulina Srys / Elegia / Andrew Millar / Oli
Impossible has selected the eight artists from the USA, and Europe and challenged them to create eight pictures using the Instant Lab with any of Impossible’s color or b&w 600 or SX-70 films.
The artists that have been invited by Impossible to contribute their work to the limited, three-day exhibition at The Hoxton Gallery in London featuring Alison Mosshart (US) (The Kills) // Scout Willis (US) // Chuck Grant (US) // Kate Bellm (UK) Paulina Surys (POL) // Elegia (UK) // Andrew Millar (UK) // Oliver Blohm (DE)
The idea of 8 x 8 was inspired by the fact that each pack of Impossible film has just eight photos.
Impossible has always taken an innovative approach to analog photography, exerting an influence on visual culture that is greater than the relatively small size of the company and successfully shifting popular taste from the virtual to the visceral with a wide range of color and b&w films for Polaroid SX-70, 600 and Image-Spectra cameras, large-format 8x10, and its own-branded hardware, notably the Instant Lab Universal.
8 x 8 takes place at The Hoxton Gallery, London E2 and is open to the public from 20th February for just three days.
The Hoxton Gallery, The Arch, 9 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AA
Opening hours: 12pm – 7pm, Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd Feb
Studio C&C would like to invite you to their S.A.D Publication Launch Party at Protein Studios in London.
Take shelter in the S.A.D Rescue Pack from Studio Calm & Collected, designed to replenish low reserves of creativity and colour for the ‘difficult’ months. S.A.D is the product of an assimilation of contemporary illustration, written articles, design and narrative art - curated by the studio into a manageable format. S.A.D is the conception of Studio C&C augmented by the work of 30 external practitioners, it’s content reflecting these artists’ interpretations of the subject matter, presenting original and untested coping mechanisms for the viewer. Don’t be S.A.D, S.A.D is here.
-Large format artist publication
-Bespoke folder pack containing extra features
-Limited to 100 numbered copies
-Risograph printed by Ditto Press
The S.A.D launch by studio C&C, in association with Protein, will provide a refuge for those suffering from the ever present winter affliction that is S.A.D. With Christmas well and truly over and the realisation that those New Years Resolutions are dead and gone, February is the peak of seasonal melancholy. Thus, this special collaborative event aims to bring a little joy back into your life. With tropical-themed cocktails courtesy of Absolut vodka and Olmeca Altos being served live on the opening night, you’re sure to beat the winter blues.
The event will feature S.A.D SKY a site specific lighting installation by environmental design consultants Max Fordham. Using daylight data captured from sun soaked summer days, Protein’s event space will be transformed into a welcome, anti-S.A.D. environment. A full day of data will be condensed into a 3-hour experience, where guests will be stimulated by illumination influenced by and incorporating the qualities of real daylight.
Date: Thursday 19th February
Duration: Friday 20th February-Sunday 22nd February
Live DJ Set & Steel Pan Drums
Send names to: RSVP@Prote.in
PROTEIN, 31 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3EY