Renowned for their giant collaborative zen pop murals, KAMI and SASU’s works combine elegant geometry with ebullient, uplifting colors.

KAMI and SASU have been an inspiration to a generation of Japanese underground artists. Like an eclipse, OMNI by KAMI and SASU collectively known as ‘HITOTZUKI’ (lit: Sun and Moon) was a vibrant celebration of the couples idealistic spirit, held at Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne, Australia in November 2010.

Nick Walker Studio Visit

London based photographer Butterfly caught up with Nick Walker in his Bristol studio as he prepared for his trip to New York, and shared his latest Vandal stencils and upcoming news.

Generations Charity Exhibition

'Generations' is a collaboration with six European street artists and ten older people living alone in Kensington, London.

Last year photographer Jon Cartwright took a simple photograph of each subject which were then used by artist C215, Alice Pasquini, Cosmo Sarson, Ben Slow, snik and David le Fleming to create unique portraits of some of London's most easily overlooked residents.

The work has been brought together for the Generations show which will run for a week from Monday 28 February - Sunday 6 March 2011.

Chelsea Gallery | Old Town Hall | Kings Road | London SW3 5EZ

Miss Led X Lynx Effect

We have previous blogged about Lynx Excite Fallen Angels campaign, which has seen them working with a number of artists around the UK with a passion for all things winged.  UK street artist Copyright was one of the first artists they worked with producing this video which saw them following the angel loving artist as he traveled the country painting some of his signature angels.

London based  artist / illustrator Miss Led is another angel loving artist Lynx have been working with. The artist has been creating some artwork that will be reproduced on a set of exclusive Lynx T-shirts inspired by the campaign. They also spent the day with Miss Led in her London studio and filmed the artist as she created her work and talked about a recent fall she had herself!

You can read an interview with Miss Led on the Lynx blog here or to find out more about the artist visit her Miss Led website.

Brick Lane in Art: Trailer

Documentary maker Shafiur Rahman began filming in and around the Brick Lane area in the fall of 2009. The above trailer is a teaser of what is to come in this film which is set to be a portrait of a street and the area - as seen by artists, particularly street artists, and others who live and work or even just visit Brick Lane.

"I wanted to shoot a social documentary which would frame the street, its life, and the complex web in which it operates. I wanted to hear the area's "official" stories. And of course the other side of those stories. "

No release date announced as of yet but we look forward to catching the finished film later this year hopefully.

Stanley Donwood — The Outsiders

The Outsiders is proud to present Work on Paper, a solo exhibition by the artist Stanley Donwood. Donwood will showcase a selection of rare print editions and original drawings on paper. Included in this selection are up to 13 brand new exclusive prints, as well as never before seen prints from his most acclaimed series namely ‘Atoms For Peace’, ‘London Views’ and ‘Twisted Woods’.

Interweaving meditative illustrations with propagandist text and graphics, his work’s potency lies in the unique pairing of deeply personal emotions and political themes alongside an inherent sense of reserved wit. This winning combination allows for the examination of grave subjects not entirely seriously but without a doubt respectfully.

Dates: Thursday 17th of February 2011 to Saturday 12th of March 2011

The Outsiders | 8 Greek Street | Soho |London W1D 4DG

Wide Open Walls: Makasutu 2010

A community arts project setup at Kabuneh, Makasutu in Gambia. A selection of 8 handpicked artists set about transforming a local village over two weeks.

Artists featured included, Eelus, Logan Hicks, Xenz, Bushdwellers, Mysterious Al, Broken Crow [John Girder & Mike Fitzsimmons] and Lucy McLauchlan. Founded by one of the joint owners of Makatutu, Laurance Williams. Shot and edited by Matt Glen. Produced by the enigmatic Matt Smith from the Gambia Experience.

Safewalls — 3 Visions Of Totem

Below is the third video in Safewalls series of videos featuring Jon Burgerman, Sweet Toof and Glenn Anderson who talk about their TOTEM inspired artwork. Each artist did the journey in the universe of Cirque du Soleil latest touring show and came back with their own interpretation of the posters.

Each of the three posters went on sale today 15th February. The posters are editions of 300 copies and the screen prints are limited to 50 copies of each design. They are available from the Safewalls website now.

The original artworks from each artist will be displayed for the first time during the opening on the 17th February at High Roller Society for 3 days only! A very small amount of posters and screen prints will be available for sale at the Gallery.

The first two videos in the series can be viewed here and here.


Printing Banksy Video

Sesper Solo Show — Pure Evil Gallery

'WHO AM I?' is the title of the upcoming solo show of Sesper at the Pure Evil Gallery.

Brazilian artist Alexandre 'Sesper' Cruz spent his adolescence absorbed in music and skateboarding – building ramps, making fanzines that documented the Sao Paulo art scene, and recording k-7 compilations. These interests influenced the sticker and paste up poster campaigns he launched around the city in 1999.

Sesper is best known for his unique mixed media artwork. He uses recycled material such as paper, cardboard and wood as his surface and paints over these with oil pastel and latex, incorporating layer upon layer of texture and color. A member of the renowned Brazilian art collective, the Famiglia Baglione, Sesper has participated in and filmed many of their live painting and gallery installations around Brazil.

This is the artists first UK solo show and will open on the 17th February and run until the 6th March 2011.

Pure Evil Gallery | 108 Leonard St | London EC2A 4XS

It would appear that the work for this show is stuck in an American UPS depot and as a result the show has been postponed until next week.

Faith47 — Video

Faith47 is a painter and street artist known best for the giant murals that adorn the city of Cape Town.  The Ginkgo Agency filmed her at work, and spoke to her about some of the ideas behind what she does. You can see more of her work at her website, faith47.com.

Street Art and Reality

Joe Deane, Joseph Loughborough and Ben Slow paint on Hanbury Street, Brick Lane last year. Ben and Joe paint a piece called "Ma o Shishu" or mother and child from a photograph found in a book about photography and its power to change in South Asia. Their piece changed the street. Everyone who passed - young and old, local or tourist - responded very warmly to it. As did the restaurant owner who owns the wall. But there was another hidden story just behind the painting...of destitution and homelessness in London. 21st century London.

Joseph painted with amazing speed and created two striking pieces one of which lasted only a few weeks before someone decided to make it their private property.

This video is part of a larger project on Brick Lane seen through art and artists that Sixoranges are working on, we look forward to seeing more.

VNA Magazine Issue 14

Sickboyyyyyy...The newest issue of VNA magazine dropped last night at Brick Lane's East Gallery, music, art, beer and of course that special edition Sickboy screen printed cover that everyone was after. The magazine is available from their website now. Check this promo video below they have put together to promote the current issue.

Photo via VNA

INSA Prints — SF Edition

Upper Playground and FIFTY24SF Gallery have released new San Francisco special edition prints by INSA in conjunction with his ongoing exhibition AT FIFTY24SF Gallery entitled 'MORE'.

The prints are new takes by INSA on the now classic 'Heel' image that began to enter his work in 2004. In the beginning, the image was simply an attempt to depart from the traditional macho driven culture that dominated graffiti - but has since become one of the defining images of INSA's career and has been seen on countless walls in cities across the world.

The San Francisco editions of the prints come in six neon color ways and variations, to coincide with the neon murals that INSA accomplished throughout San Francisco over the last couple weeks. Each print is executed as two colour silkscreens made using solvent based inks on Fabriano 5 300gsm paperstock. The prints measure 20" x 28" and are signed, blind-stamped and numbered by INSA. Each color is limited to an edition of 15 and priced at $150 per print.

The prints are available on Upper Playground's online shop here.

London Wall's Photo Exhibition

As part of the Shunt Live weekend, London Walls is a new graffiti and street art photography exhibition featuring photos from six of London's best - Delete, NoLionsInEngland, Leeone102, HowAboutNo, Buddz909 and Joeppo. All six photographers have been documenting the ephemeral graffiti and street art that constantly ebbs and flows across London's streets, rooftops and tracksides.

The London Walls show brings together for the first time a selection of high quality photographs which capture the work of London's finest writers, bombers, and street artists.

A launch party for the show is planned for Wednesday 23 February.
Institute of Contemporary Arts | The Mall | London SW1Y 5AH

We Are Disposable — Oliver Malin

Old Country in association with Camden Town Unlimited presents “We Are Disposable” which is the debut solo show of Oliver Malin. Having exhibiting in group shows at Tate Modern, Rivera & Rivera (LA) & Rebecca Hossack Gallery, they are proud to exhibit the most extensive collection from his current series “We Are Disposable”.

The show opens with a Private view this Thursday 10th February 6-9pm. R.S.V.P info@oldcountry.tv

Camden Town Unlimited | 17 Camden High Street | NW1 7JH
Closest Tube Station: Mornington Crescent(Gated entrance next to the old camera shop)

Remi/Rough & Steve More — 'A' Video

We posted about the 'A' exhibition last month here on the blog which features the work of Remi/Rough and Steve More. The show has now been extended for another week at Blackall Studios and will run until the 11 February.

Blackall Studios | 73A Leonard Street | London

Everfresh at NGVstudio

Melbourne based collective Everfresh were invited by the National Gallery of Victoria to be part of the new space soon to open at Fed Square called the NGVSTUDIO.

The above clip features the crew at work in the space with contributions from Meggs, Rone, Phibs, Makatron and Wonderlust. One of our favorite Melbourne based artists, Miso was also invited to paint and this marked the first time she worked the crew on a wall. Check the Everfresh blog for the joiner photos of the entire wall before and after.

The Everfresh crew also need our help in promoting this online to convince the NGV that they should give them an exhibition later in the year in the new NGVstudio space. So hit up the NGV Facebook or if you have a twitter please use the #ngvstudio tag.

Photo ©Everfresh

Street Art — Seen on the streets 03

A few pieces spotted during the week around Shoreditch. The full set have been uploaded to our Invisiblemadevisible Flickr page.

Copyright X Lynx Effect

To tie in with their new Lynx Excite Angels advert, Lynx caught up with angel loving street-artist Copyright in Bristol. They followed him with a camera as he traveled around the country painting some of his signature angels. Read an interview with the artist on Lynx's blog here.

Saner & Joshua Budich Prints

The Poster Cause Project are releasing two brand new screenprints from
JOSHUA BUDICH and SANER both pictured. The prints will go on sale on the 11 February but they have 10 of each of the 50 edition on pre-order which are available now.

The "UN ROSTRO MAJADO" screenprinted poster designed by SANER is a five colour screenprint in an edition of 50. It's 12"x18" printed on 100# White stock and is available on pre-order here.

The "GROW YOUR OWN" screenprinted poster designed by JOSHUA BUDICH is a three colour screenprint in an edition of 50. It's 18"x24" printed on 80# Cover French Speckletone Cream Recycled Paper and is available on pre-order here.

David Bray at Stolen Space

In his upcoming new solo show at Stolen Space Gallery, David Bray is inspired by the record ‘Great Disasters of the Twentieth Century’ by Georg Lubitzer, on which there is a track called 70 days.
“This track inspired me to do a drawing a day for 70 days, whatever style or content of that particular drawing dictated the style or content of the larger drawings - which evolved over the same period of time. Each drawing has a variety of mark making styles within it. The record details the occult, Egyptology, loss, magic and the supernatural - and i have tried to reflect that in the work”
Bray creates delicate and time-consuming drawings which explore emotion, utopia and a world of fantasy through his subject matter of the beautiful and erotic, but the unnatainable female form.

The exhibition opens to the public on the 04 February and then continues until the 27 February 2011. A private view for the ‘Great Disasters of the Twentieth Century’ exhibition is taking place on the 03 February.

StolenSpace Gallery | Dray Walk | 91 Brick Lane | London E1 6QL

Inkie - The Look Of Love

With Valentine's Day just around the corner artist Inkie has released ‘The Look of Love’ screenprint. Pictured are the pink and blue editions which are A2 (594 x 420mm) 5 colour screenprints, hand printed by the artist on Heavyweight 280gm Art Paper. Each is then emboss stamped, signed and numbered. These editions of just 50 are priced at £75.00 each plus P&P.

The print is also available as a 24k Gold Leaf Edition with hand finished heart
only available in an super Limited edition 5 of each colourway at £150.00 each plus P&P. The prints are available online at Inkie.co.uk

UK Orders received before 3pm on Thursday the 10th February
will be guaranteed delivery for Valentines day.