ZINA Exhibition at Canvas Bar, London

The Norwegian artist internationally known as Artist Zina , is a young London-based street artist who has become well known for her blue-scale portraits of women and children. She has been getting a lot of attention this past year and has been invited to an increasing number of street art festivals. Whereas she paints mostly in London and the UK, she has also been beautifying walls in Jamaica and even Oslo.

She only started spraying 4 years ago when she moved to London after finishing her bachelor degree in illustration in the SouthWest of England. Mostly self taught, she has been picking up a few tips and tricks from the guys, but has explored the use of cans on her own during live events and festivals.

Current work documents her interest for the urban art scene that has sparked a desire to work with spray paint. These outdoor paintings combine influences, looking at realistic portraiture and different ethnic cultures. Her studio work comes from an interest in a rising, Pop-surrealistic Movement, that demonstrates bold colours, rustic steam punk, symbolism and decorative elements.

Exhibition: 2 April - 30 April
Canvas Bar , 235 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HE.

Click Here to Unsubscribe with Ian Stevenson at KK Outlet, London

KK Outlet invites you to the launch party of Ian Stevenson's delightful exhibition, Click Here to Unsubscribe. Ian’s a London based illustrator, quick witted, with an irreverent stance. He paints on rubbish, takes the piss and has exhibited at Tate Modern. Expect brand new, never seen before, illustrative works from this pencil wielding linear master.

Turning trash into treasure, Ian’s work is both engaging and enlightening. Influenced by his immediate surroundings, everyday life and the TV from which he reflects the reality of living in the 21st Century. Ian re-directs his twisted and joshing take on the world to create distorted characters, murals, alternative slogans, animations, sculptures, customised photographs plus anything from coffee cups to record sleeves.

A recent collaboration with Russell Brand, to promote his book Revolution, saw Ian’s artwork on the Village Underground’s wall in Shoreditch. A larger than life sized mural, jam-packed with blissful characters and hilarious, satirical slogans.

The exhibition's grand opening is going to be a blast!
The beer is free. Everybody is invited. See you there.

Launch Party: 2 April 2015, 7 - 9pm
Exhibition Runs: 3 - 25 April 2015
KK OUTLET, 42 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6PB

Ryan Hewett 'Untitled' @ the Unit London

This April, London’s breakthrough artist-led gallery space, The Unit London, presents ‘Untitled’, an exhibition of contemporary portraiture by Ryan Hewett, one of South Africa’s leading artists.

The exhibition focuses on the depiction of leading figures from the past and present who have somehow shaped the world in which we live. Alongside such revered icons as Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Abraham Lincoln, Hewett also portrays such infamous persona as Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin and Osama bin Laden. Untitled presents these figures through a markedly honest, unbiased lens; any judgement on them is made by the viewer. Whilst the paintings are loaded and complex, Hewett does not prescribe his works with a political message, and this is reflected in the exhibition’s title.
The Unit London, 9 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LL
Private View: Thursday 23rd April, 6-9pm
Exhibitions runs: 24rd April – 24th May 2015

WIN PUMA Trinomic XT1s with JD x PUMA's "X Marks the Spot'

Who doesn't love a good treasure hunt....especially when the prize is two pairs of trainers. To mark the launch of the PUMA Trinomic XT1s, JD Sports have teamed up with PUMA and five influential magazines and are holding a treasure hunt event around the UK and beyond with the first one taking place in London today the 18th of March. They have placed an empty premium trainer storage Krate somewhere in the streets of London and the lucky person to find it will win two pairs of the Puma XT1 trainers as well as the premium trainer storage Krate.

So how do you take part in the sneaker treasure hunt we hear you ask, all you need to do is get on twitter and follow the magazine in your city. For those of you in London you need to follow @Flavormag who will be releasing a number of clues, beginning with a map clue with an X where the treasure can be found. Keep an eye on their twitter feed and get searching!

Other cities taking part in X Marks the Spot include:
London: @Flavourmag — 18th March 2015
Bristol: @Wordplaymag — 20th March 2015
Manchester: @Fluxmagazine — 22nd March 2015
Liverpool: @Halcyonmag — 24th March 2015
New York: @ComplexMag— 26th March 2015

If you’re the lucky person to find the JD x Puma Krate first, snap a selfie of yourself with the treasure and upload it to Twitter, Be sure to tag your city magazine from the list above as well as tagging @JDSportsfashion and with the hashtag #JDXPUMA to claim your prize of both colour ways of the PPUMA Trinomic XT1s in your size.

The PUMA Trinomic XT1s are available to buy exclusively from JD Sports website here.

HUCK Book Launch - Paddle Against the Flow

Paddle Against The Flow is for a generation who—faced with harsh economic realities—make things happen by studying craftsmanship on YouTube, raising funding on Kickstarter or finding ways to create and collaborate from the bottom up. This is Generation DIY.

For nearly a decade, Huck has roamed the globe documenting counterculture as it unfolds, seeking out freethinkers. Paddle Against The Flow collects insights on how to live a creative life from influential indie stars. Nas on language, Cat Power on looking inward, Spike Jonze on loving what you do, and Kim Gordon on feeling the flow. They are just some of the 60 doers and creators who share a diverse range of truths, creative wisdom, and life lessons from those who paddle against the flow.

FEATURING: Douglas Coupland, Dave Eggers, Spike Jonze, Miranda July, Mark Gonzales, MIA, Nas, Beck, Kim Gordon, Pharrell Williams, Mos Def, Sofia Coppola, Judd Apatow, Ai Weiwei, Beastie Boys and many more.

Join Huck for the Paddle Against the Flow launch party at Huck’s 71a Gallery, Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QS, on Thursday March 19, 6-9 pm.

Tickets are fee, all you have to do is RSVP here. Drinks will be provided by Blind Pig Premium Cider and the launch is supported by Chronicle Books, San Francisco.