FAILE's Fragments of FAILE

Lazarides Gallery presents FAILEʼs all-new exhibition, Fragments of FAILE, the widely popular US artistsʼ first UK solo show in three years. Whilst the show, running from 4 November until 3 December, will still please FAILEʼs many fans it strikes out in a sophisticated new direction.

This suite of new works provides an intimate counterpart to FAILEʼs recent large-scale explorations of religious motifs while drawing out less obvious threads in their practice, from subtle gradations of colour and pattern to a conscious removal of clear identities in order to explore archetypical structures beneath. These choices are underscored by a formal approach that draws on quilting tradition —building something new and vital from otherwise discarded or overlooked materials. Such compositional “quilting” is complemented by eight new pieces “stitched” together from rough-hewn objects—wood blocks, copper printing plates, t-shirt fragments—that extend FAILEʼs use of puzzle boxes, and obscure the boundary between fine and folk art. That all of these materials, visual and concrete, are assembled from FAILEʼs own archive means that Fragments of FAILE represents not a radical departure, but a rare opportunity to see their iconic practice anew.

Exhibition open to the public 4th November - 3rd December 2011, Tuesday - Saturday 11am-7pm
Lazarides Rathbone -11 Rathbone Place - W1T 1HR

StikA Rock Exhibition

Artist/designer/graffiti artist Josh Howard aka Stika's first London solo show opens this week at the Number Six space on Dray Walk in East London. The Central St Martins design graduate will be exhibition a number of typographic works at the space. Check out this short video interview with the artist shotby the team over at VNA magazine.

Opening 27 October 2011, 6 — 9pm RSV:
Number Six - Dray Walk - Off Brick Lane - London

Kelsey Brookes — Desires Of The Soul

Kelsey Brookes upcoming solo exhibition 'Desires Of The Soul' opens next week the 3rd November at Lazarides " The Outsiders' space in central London.

The show will feature one years worth of work from the artist with over 30 new paintings, sculptures, drawings, new prints and possible a new zine!! More info on the Outsiders website.

The show will run from November 4 until November 26 2011.
Private View 3 November 2011
The Outsiders - 8 Greek Street - Soho - London

Image via Kelsey Brookes.


Video of Vhils finishing up the indoor piece at Tou, Stavanger at this years Nuart Festival 2011.

Sego in Mexico

This first video shows the work of Sego, in collaboration with MAMUTT. The mural "Proteo" was painted in the house of Cauce Ciudadano as part of the urban gallery MAMUTT is doing in collaboration with them. In this gallery there are also walls by ROA, Saner, Liqen, Dhear, Broken Crow and M-CITY.  

They are painting in areas with problems of violence and delinquency (painting on peoples houses and businesses) creating a space where gangs can coexist without violence, helping to build peace, we show that this expression can become a job and a piece of art, it helps to trigger creativity in potential artists, this project also helps those areas by bringing new positive vibes and new ideas to the neighborhood, improving the way people live and interact everyday, we recover public spaces with art.

The "Urban Gallery" is in the Colonia 7 de Noviembre in the Gustavo A. Madero district, in Mexico City. 

PinkyVision x Flip Skateboards

Brighton based artist Pinky and friend of Invisiblemadevisible has just finished a new series of Psychedelic Skate Decks  for Flip Skateboards, check out this video below where he speaks about the new series.

Snik 'Nocturnal' London Exhibition

Delamain Arts are delighted to announce that they are kicking off with Snik’s first ever solo show “Nocturnal” at the Gallery in Redchurch Street.

Snik has spent the last 12 months tirelessly working on new techniques, images and materials, whilst of course staying true to himself by cutting over 180 of the most ridiculously intricate stencils out there. Delamain Arts have been blown away by the work and whilst they are admittedly biased, they know we will be too!

“NOCTURNAL” — “of or Pertaining to the night; the space in the heavens which the sun, moon, or stars run thro’ from their rising to their setting”

Opening Night: 1st November: 6.30pm – 10pm. Please RSVP to  First Thursday: 3rd November – Gallery open till 10.30pm. The show will be running from Tuesday 1st November – Sunday 6th November inclusive. Gallery Hours: 10am – 6pm daily.  

The Gallery - 50 Redchurch Street - London E2 7DP

TerrorWrist — Occupy London Stock Exchange

This weekend saw the occupation at the London Stock Exchange begin. Whilst the crowds targeted the entrance to the Stock Exchange, UK street artist TerrorWrist was busy renaming Padernoster Square - the home of the London Stock Exchange, to Tahrir Square - in solidarity with the pro democracy movement in the Middle East.
TerrorWrist says:

‘The bank crisis was caused by financial organisations like the London Stock Exchange – they are the banks; hedge funds;stock markets and speculators taking your money and manipulating it to create up to 10 times more electronic money. This money doesn’t even exist, its a number on a screen of some computer in an office, where coked up city boys takes huge risks. They use it to bet and gamble, Las Vegas style and when these bets and gambles fail they ask governments for money to bail them out. The worst part is that your money is given to them by the governments that are supposed to protect you and your family from these well dressed gangsters.’

Herakut "the smallest things"

Lovely short clip from the German artists Herakut.

October 2011, Music by Marbert Rocel

Invader x VNA Video Interview

Back In August 2011, our friends over at Very Nearly Almost magazine ventured out to Paris to interview the French street artist, Invader. The artist was the featured cover star on the latest issue of the magazine. Their exclusive interview with the Rubik’s cube enthusiast in VNA16 provides a rare insight into this secretive street artist’s work. The latest issue can be purchased online here.

Issue 16 also includes Ron English’s protege, the Australian wunderkind Kid Zoom, old-school mad scientist CHU, commercial assassins TrustoCorp, and weird and wonderful pictorial pirates The Dead Sea Mob.

BELIEVE/Visual Intervention

A short documentary which chronicles a first-of-its-kind public art mural project which took place in Rochester, NY in July 2011. The project involved local artists and a group of four artists from Cape Town, SA who shared their talents. Several murals were painted in hopes of inspiring the Rochester community.

This privately funded project was sponsored by the Synthesis Collaborative, a Rochester-based nonprofit, and has been provided for online viewing by Ian Wilson, co-founder of The Synthesis Collaborative and producer of the documentary.

Directed by: Philip Night

Lele Saveri & 55DSL

To launch the new season of clothing, 55DSL have released an A/W11 campaign with an artistic twist. The Italian offshoot of Diesel have commissioned two beautifully shot mini films following three different creative people: a photographer and two DJ's, as they experience different parts of life in Italy.

The first episode features Italian photographer Lele Saveri, who left Rome in his early twenties to experience the wider world and now resides in Brooklyn, dividing his time between New York and Milan. Working around the world he has shot for the likes of Rolling Stone, NME and VICE. In the clip we follow him on his most recent journey as he comes back to his homeland to visit a traditional Sicillian festival, taking portraits of its costumed participants for his forthcoming book called Incubi Succubi.

Outpost — Art From the Street

We are looking forward to seeing what is created at this upcoming Street art festival at Cockatoo Island on the Sydney Harbour on November 4 to December 11, 2011. Presented by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust in association with aMBUSH Gallery. Outpost Project will direct the attention to our local street art culture and artists and will offer Australian and international audiences and visitors a great chance to discover what has been happening in Australia for the past few years. More info visit on the project over on the the Outpost Project website.

Moniker Art Fair 2011

The count down has begun to this years Moniker Art Fair, which returns for it's second year at the Village Underground in East London. The fair opens on the 13th October and runs over the weekend with a packed line-up of live painting, events, and talks. More info and the full program of events can be found on the new Moniker website.

Moniker Art Fair 13 — 16 October 2011
Village Underground - 54 Holywell Lane - Shoreditch - London EC2A 3PQ

TEMPO33 Hits Birmingham

Christopher Wray Lighting - Face by Tempo33 UK street artist Tempo33 has been very busy of late hitting up his home town of Birmingham, check the video below of the artist at work.
Image ©ell-r-brown