Ronzo X Dr. Dre



London artist RONZO has just announced this latest collaboration which saw him designing the characters for the one and only - the legendary: Dr.Dre himself!

Ronzo developed, sketched, drew and designed this funky little audio characters. These 'funsters with attitude' can now be seen on posters, animations and music videos across all media channels around the globe (worldwide and they have also been made into toys! Booom! Check the video below.

Spraying Bricks with CYRCLE in London

Back in February this year Spraying Bricks had the privilege of meeting two crazy Cali dudes...Rabi and Davey, aka Doug and Doug from art collective CYRCLE. Having just come fresh from PowWow Hawaii it was no surprise that the British weather was a shock to the system. This particular piece was painted over the course of 5 days and nights to mark the launch of their recent show OVERTHRONE, at Stolen Space Gallery early on in the year. The image depicts the statue 'Rape of Polyxena' by Pio Fedi.

CYRLCE take oppressive imagery to create hope and inspiration. Revealing complex ideologies in their simple forms, CYRCLE are combining the aesthetic of classic romanticism with alchemical symbolism. They strive to highlighting dark areas of society and playfully exposing those grey areas of life.

'WE...NEVER...DIE!' - CYRCLE

Ludo Presents The Chaos Theory At Lazarides Rathbone

Parisian artist Ludo makes his UK solo debut this October with The Chaos Theory. Taking over Lazarides Rathbone's first floor exhibition space the artist constructs a surreal world of mechanical hybrids and flora and fauna inspired artwork.
Following a solo exhibition in New York and exterior installation across Georges Pompidou's square earlier this year, Lazarides is thrilled to present a comprehensive new body of work by the French artist. Exploring the realms of technology and nature, Ludo carefully constructs war-like mechanical creatures and anatomical depictions with bold technical precision. The artist's meticulous ultra-modern canvases illustrate themes of dissolute time and resolute chaos, striving to represent an accelerated pace of life in which human contact is increasingly cut off by advanced technology. Frail and ephemeral creatures with fleeting flights are reincarnated into futuristic hybrids, pertaining a transformed sense of durability and strength reminiscent of combat weaponry

Exhibition dates
The exhibition runs from 10th October 2014 to 13th November 2014
Opening hours

Gallery : Tuesday–Saturday 11am–7pm. Admission is free
Lazarides Rathbone First Floor 11 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1HR

‘Aqua Regalia' Faith47


Moniker Projects is proud to present ‘Aqua Regalia,’ a London solo exhibition with internationally acclaimed contemporary artist, Faith47.

Aqua Regalia or ‘royal water’ is the alchemical name for a highly corrosive mixture of nitric and hydrochloric acid that transmogrifies, dissolves and changes the most powerful substance – gold.

In Aqua Regalia, the artist embeds found and created objects in an enshrined space and thus, in a manner of the reliquary, pays homage to the sacramental within the ordinary. Torn up begging cards, betting sheets, discarded eviction notices suggest the fall-out of a lost struggle, while visions of supplicants insist upon the power of faith. Eclectic in its mash-up of art as fetish and art as rebooted trash object, it reprises the core question which drives the artist at odds with the cynical neo-liberal force at work today. Such affinities and discordances between hope, yearning and faith seek to restore value and re-inscribe new meaning to the rejected, discarded, the lost or the overlooked.  

Along with these found objects are pictorial representations of incarnated divinity: animals, sacred geometry and other symbols. The question is – does the experience attest to the power of things over and above the human apprehension of them, or if the experience compels us to reconsider the object as indivisibly connected to the divine? If the viewer remains unclear it is because this exhibition arrives at a point in history in which it has become impossible to decipher a future, interpret history, let alone grasp the present.

By combining found objects and art-incarnate thoughts, Aqua Regalia presents an immersive experience as much as a viewing. In this sacred space, Faith47 asks us to reconsider, and feel the hidden embattled role of the spirit in a secular realm.

Opening Reception: 9th October 2014 / 6pm to 9pm  
Exhibition on display: 10th – 19th October 2014 / 11am to 7pm daily
Exhibition open until 9pm on the 16th and 18th of October to celebrate Moniker Art Fair 2014.  
Gallery Location: Shop 12, Dray Walk, 91 Brick Ln, London E1 6QL

For further information:
www.aquaregalia.com
Tina@monikerprojects.com

"Oblivion" a solo exhibition by Dan K

London Westbank Gallery presents: “Oblivion” a solo exhibition by street artist Dan K. Constantly challenging himself with both subject-matter and technique, and with a hatred to sticking to one thing for too long, Dan K’s work is bold, exciting, fresh and not easy to categorize. It's the unpredictability of Dan's work that excites London Westbank Gallery and  his blend of graffiti and fine art styles which creates art that really works on canvas, inside the gallery.

Here's what Dan K had to say about the upcoming show.
“The show oblivion is a personal exploration of recent times in my life which have been extremely traumatic and catastrophic. The show title “Oblivion” reflects the apocalyptic nature of the ideas behind the works; thinking the world was ending, being trapped in a personal hell, with pain and torment, standing on the edge of the abyss....Explosive, gestural swathes of fire and colour erupt from the canvases, like hellish volcanoes, with lava, aggressive and energetic, they scratch at the canvas surface like open wounds, glowing with heat and intensity.....The large scale of the paintings adds to the drama and all-encompassing feel I wanted to achieve. Standing in front of them you see nothing in your peripheral vision, just the hellish scene in front of you. You are for a moment, within that maelstrom, as I was. The large scale also allows to become far more involved in the painting physically. There are huge gestural strokes, for which I used the whole body literally to blast the paint onto the surface. It's a truly intense expression of underlying emotions and pain. Exorcising demons."

In order to attend the Private View on Thursday 8th October 2014 from 6:30-10pm please send names to guestlist@londonwestbank.com

Private View: Thursday 9th October 2014 6:30-10pm
Open daily thereafter until 14th October 2014. 11am-7pm.
London West Bank, 133-137 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RS