TEMWA PRESENTS ‘ART FOR AFRICA’: URBAN& CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTION IN BRISTOL
Featuring world-renowned artists raising money for development projects
in Malawi.After the success of the last contemporary urban art auction in London, Temwa will bring Art for Africa back to its home in Bristol in order to raise funds for their community development projects in Malawi. The event will feature some of the UK’s world-renowned and up-and-coming artists including:
3rdeye * 45rpm * Andy Council * Bex Glover * Cheba * Cheo * China Mike * Deamz (Oxygen Thievez) * Dicy * Duncan Morris * Epok * FLX * Haka * Hemper * Iain Sellar * Inkie * JefRow * JK47 * Lokey * Max Gregor * Messias * MKWF * Nakama * Nick Lindo * Mr Riks * Paris * Ray Smith * RichT * Rowdy * SEPR * Sick Boy * Scott Barden * Tim Miness * Tom Lindo * Will Barras * Xenz
Plus: Incredible raffle / live graffiti / DJs& special guest beats from Pieman, MinAmus& S30
7pm till late, auction starts at 8.30pm. Entry is free. For more details, visit the event website. All artwork has been generously donated by the participating artists, and 100% of the proceeds of this event will go directly to Temwa
Friday 6th May 2011 @ Attic Bar, Stokes Croft, Bristol
StolenSpace is proud to present the premier London solo show from renowned Californian street artist Buff Monster. Featuring paintings on board, installation work and also the release of a limited edition print. Celebrating 10 years of the king of pink Buff Monster has created a brand new body of work expanding on and revisiting familiar themes that he has become synonymous with. The artist has become famous for his signature candy pink bubbles, drips, ice cream sundaes, breasts and Japanese-inspired cutesy winged characters (also called Buff Monsters) which bring a smile to the face. As well as his highly collectable fine art paintings Buff Monster is known all over the world for his collectible toys and design projects.
‘I’ve always painted squirts and boobs and drips, and I’ve always considered them landscape paintings; oozing landscapes. Of course, I use a very limited color palette: Buff Monster pink, along with a couple other shades of custom-mixed pink, and white, black and grays. For me, color is very important and I think that using a very limited palette serves to distill the essence of the expression. Formally, the paintings are rendered with great detail and are created in the superflat method of painting. I take great care to keep the paintings as flat as possible; making sure the surfaces is as flat and perfect as I think is appropriate. I use very fine sandpaper along the way to guarantee a smooth surface’
The show is open from 29th April through 29th May
StolenSpace | 91 Brick Lane | London E1 6QL
Art In the Street clip featuring Shephard Fairey.
Tuesday 19 April sees Flaxon Ptootch Gallery host a new solo show from Jim Vision. This exhibition presents new solo works from EOTL’s founder. Catch a rare opportunity to see this large-scale mural painter apply his skills to canvas. Vision has been working on a series of new pieces specially for this show titled ‘Crash’, an aerosol exploration of the uncontrollable forces of destruction and creation.In addition a one-off tribute painting in red and white will be auctioned in secret ballot with proceeds going entirely to support the Japanese relief effort in light of recent events.
OPENING LAUNCH NIGHT – TUESDAY 19TH APRIL
Tuesday 19th April End of the Line will launch the show from 7pm with the Tuesday Night Drinking Club, back in action to host the Opening Night party, expect DJ’s, free drinks, live painting and more.
The gallery is a short 3-minute walk from the Kentish Town tube station. Exit left, cross the road and it’s 200 metres down.
Flaxon Ptootch Gallery | 237 Kentish Town Road | London | NW5 2JT
Nearest Tube: Kentish Town
To tie in with the release of the book, 55DSL created six tees with pics and graphics taken from Alex's book. Both the book and the tees are available to buy online from 55DSL's website here.
An exhibition/launch is also planned at 55DSL’s flagship London store and will take place on the 28 April 2011.
55DSL Flagship Store | 10A Newburgh Street | London W1
Security camera footage of the Art in The Street exhibition set-up at MOCA in LA. For those that don't know about the show:
"Art in the Streets is the first major U.S. museum survey of graffiti and street art. Curated by MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch and Associate Curators Roger Gastman and Aaron Rose, the exhibition will trace the development of graffiti and street art from the 1970s to the global movement it has become today, concentrating on key cities such as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, and Sao Paulo, where a unique visual language or attitude has evolved."
More info on the MOCA website.
“On Thursday 14th of April 2011 I’ll open my solo show ‘MadABC’ at Pure Evil Gallery London . The show is also the launch party for my book “Street Fonts – graffiti alphabets from around the world”. You can buy the book at the opening and get it signed.
In dedication of my book and my love for letters, I will show several alphabets on canvas, classic MadC pieces on canvas and wall, as well as a selection of sketches. The show runs until 1st of May. See you there!" — MadC
Pure Evil Gallery | 108 Leonard Street | London
filmed edited and scored by spencer keeton cunningham
additional music by katy f.
Work from the show at White Walls Gallery can be seen on their site here.
Lava Gallery are proud to present their newest exhibition featuring the work of THE KRAH. THE KRAH is a decrepit yet talented young man who has wasted most of his youth scribbling on everything and using any medium he could get his hands on.
Brought up in the Mediterranean chaos of Europe’s most ancient city, ironically the one that gave birth to democracy.
The KRAH was always fascinated by the urban disorder of his hometown of Athens, Greece (where the priests are the richest men and the sunstroke makes the nation think that democracy still exists.)
As vandalism was the most fun thing to do, THE KRAH started painting the streets and the subway trains of Athens in 1997, but his graffiti, stickers and street-art can also be seen in the streets all over Europe and cities such as Tokyo and Bangok.
After moving to East London The KRAH is still a very active street-artist and if graffiti is about underground freestyle funky visuals in illegal spots, THE KRAH has plenty of them to offer.
On the other hand The KRAH has also exhibited in lots of galleries in London and internationally in gallerys such as: Brooklynite in New York, ATM Gallery in Berlin, Art Basel at Miami Beach, in both of the Mutate Britain shows, Black rat Press, the Pure Evil Gallery and Art-Republic in London or Whinos Gallery Washington and the Vavel International Comics Festival in Athens.
LAVA Gallery | 1.11 Kingly Court | London W1B 5PW
Opening Party: Thursday,14th April from 6- 9.30pm
Exhibition: Thursday, 14th April - 20th April 2011
Open Daily, 11am-7pm. Sunday: 12pm-6pm
The Outsiders are set to release Antony Micallef’s first print edition of 2011, 'The Abduction of Persephone'. This ambitious project (something of an understatement for a 20-colour screen print with two additional glazes) has resulted in a magnificent edition of only 100 signed and numbered prints, each measuring 86 x 61 cm and priced at £500.
The Abduction of Persephone will be available online exclusively from The Outsiders on Thursday April 14th 2011 from 18.00 hours (6pm) UK time (that’s approximately 10.00 (10am) on the west coast of the USA and 13.00 (1pm) on the east).
While we have no doubt this is beautifully printed, for us this image looks a little too much like some of Xenz work.
DRAGO & MONIKER PROJECTS brings together an expert panel of guests exploring the ‘street art’ phenomenon and its place in the contemporary art world. A round table discussion will take place at this year’s London Book Fair, Earls Court. The discussion will explore street art in relation to the art market, auctions, art fairs, publishers and museums. The future of urban culture and street art’s cross over into the mainstream art world will also be explored.
Drago is an international think-tank of artists, collectors, traffickers of
information, style pushers and chameleons from different worlds. It identifies trends, promotes artists, develops communication projects, publishes books, stages exhibitions and events and acts for companies and individuals as art
MONIKER PROJECTS – Moniker International Art Fair was launched in 2010 in direct response to the lack of representation of artists and gallery’s among the more established art fairs that take place in London during October.
Moniker highlights the work of artists linked to street art and counter culture who are widely acclaimed by museums and established art institutions throughout the world. The Moniker International Art Fair includes talks, film screening, specially commissioned artist projects and an opportunity to see work from leading gallery’s from around the world associated with this genre.
Moniker International Art Fair will be returning to Village Underground, Shoreditch - the heart of London’s East End – October 13-16th 2011.
12th April 2011, Day 16.00 – Q&A within the London Book Fair on the expanding world of street art and its place in today’s art world.
Cedar Lewisohn, (Author & MONIKER representative) will chair the Panel
Patricia Ellis, (Saatchi gallery)
Paulo von Vacano (DRAGO Publishing)
Sarah Morgan (Black Rat Press, fine art editions and publishing)
Carter B Smith (Author on Street Culture)
- Prosecco and Parmigiano Reggiano courtesy of DRAGO.
12th April 2011, Evening 19.00 – 24.00 – Exclusive party at Graphic Bar,4 Golden Square London W1F 9HT.
After shows in London & Houston, SAFEWALLS is now in Madrid and working with Miss Van, Ricardo Cavolo and Nuria Mora.
Each month, SAFEWALLS is pairing up with three cutting-edge artists to create original art posters inspired by Cirque du Soleil shows. With these artworks, SAFEWALLS tours the world following the trail of Cirque du Soleil shows to hold a monthly exhibition that grows in size as works from previous cities are added to the collection.
The first of the Madrid prints from Ricardo Cavolo went on sale over the weekend. Only 300 regular prints and 50 deluxe hand numbered and signed prints are available. They can be purchased from the Safewalls website along with the posters and prints from the previous two shows. Check out this video in which they interview the three artists featured as part of the Madrid show. We also suggest you keep a eye on the website for details of the forthcoming Miss Vans and Nuria posters and prints.
Following his recent appearance in the adidas is all in spot, the artist Lucas Price a.k.a. Cyclops has been hard at work on his latest exhibition 'The Friends of Tony Romanoff'. This film documents the show coming together, and is narrated by the eponymous Tony Romanoff who uses an electronic voice generator to speak on the artist's behalf.
Featuring brand new conceptual photographic work, as well as two dramatic installations in the gallery's basement, there's also a beautifully packaged, limited 7’’ single available to purchase at the gallery or selected vinyl emporiums.
If you want to see the show in person it runs until the 13th April.
Pure Evil Gallery | 108 Leonard Street | London
Print Club Shop — 214 Brick Lane — London — E1
To view more from the streets check out Invisiblemadevisible flickr page as it gets updated weekly with new work.
Team Robbo is an intentionally amorphous and anonymous graffiti crew, which has now grown into The Team Robbo Network. Its presence stretches across the world, overseas members working in collaboration with their UK counterparts. Team Robbo UK will be represented in this show by core crew members: ROBBO, CHOCI-ROC, DOZE, FUEL, PRIME and P.I.C. - some of whom have worked together as a crew for around 25 years!
They will be supported by the artist known as 'Pranksky', who provides coverage of Team Robbo's continuing war with street artists via his media organization, Prank Sky Media.
Several members of Team Robbo are already well-known to members of the street art/ graffiti community and to art collectors alike. This stemmed from several very successful shows last year, including Robbo's solo show at The Pure Evil Gallery plus Fuel & Prime's work in 'The Architects' Group Show at The Atom Rooms in London. Prime's controversial piece 'The Age of Shiva' was widely publicised when it appeared again last year in Pictures on Walls' show - 'Marks and Stencils' before Christmas.
The crew's new show, 'The Sell-Out Tour' (which can be interpreted in a variety of ways), will be the first time that Team Robbo UK have exhibited in a gallery together. The show offers a rare chance to both view and purchase original new works and prints by this notorious crew. All work shown will be for sale.
7th April: Private View and Press.
8th April: Writer's night (By invitation only).
8th April - 7th May: open to public.
Signal Gallery - 32 Paul Street - London - EC2A 4LB.