Untold Stories is a mixed-media group exhibition produced by the arts programme of homelessness charity SHP. The show which opens this evening explores the idea that by listening to the hidden narratives of those who are socially excluded, we can move away from stereotypes to a more equal and inclusive society.
The show sees over 30 artists contributing work to the exhibition including, Matt Small, Wreckage, K Guy, Carrie Reichardt and Teddy Baden to name a few.
Untold Stories is on show from 1 – 22 July 2011. Opening times are from 10.30am – 5.00pm weekdays. There will be a special opening on Saturday 23 July, as part of the Whitecross Street Party. Admission is free and the nearest tube stations are Barbican and Old Street.
Together Our Space Gallery — 12 Old Street —London — EC1V 9BE (view map)
‘Grade School Guernica’ is one of street art titan Ron English’s most famous works. The Outsiders will be releasing the piece as a spectacular edition of 95 Giclee prints priced at £225 each, available exclusively from The Outsiders at 18.00 BST (that’s 19.00 in continental Europe, 13.00 on the east coast of America and 10.00am on the west coast) Thursday June 30th 2011.
Ron English — Grade School Guernica, Signed and numbered edition of 95, 100cm by 49cm (image 89.5cm by 37.5cm)Giclee print on Somerset enhanced radiant white satin 330gsm paper priced at £225.
Primate Pontificate is artist K-Guy's visual response to the archaic views, actions and hypocrisies of the Catholic Church.
These limited edition, hand pulled screen prints are printed in four different colourways, limited to 25 of each colour. Release date is Friday 1st July via the artists website www.k-guy.co.uk for £125 plus shipping.
Otto has always felt an avid fascination for the Surrealists, as well as the freedom which surrounds abstract painting. This influence has made him turn his creative skills to painting/urban art, which has become his strongest passion and for which he is beginning to get serious recognition.
Opening reception on Tuesday the 28 June 2011 6pm - 9pm
Exhibition runs from the 27 June to the 10th of July 2011
Framless Gallery - 20 Clerkenwell Green - Islington - London EC1R 0DP
On June 20th, 2010, world-renowned Chinese contemporary artist Liu Bolin camouflaged himself into the Kenny Scharf mural in New York for his first live painting/ performance piece in the United States.
Eelus on Alice:
“Recreating a classic scene from a story so rich in imagination with so many instantly recognisable moments to choose from has been a lot of fun. The story of a little girl called Alice who followed a white rabbit into a fantasy world of madness has been inspiring artists for decades and I’m happy to add myself to that list with this piece.”
Less than 24 hours after appearing on the street the lastest streetart piece from stencil artist Banksy has been boarded up. The new stencil piece saw Banksy hitting up Jeffrey's Street in Camden and mentions legendary graffiti artist / tagger TOX who was recently convicted of criminal damage.
As with most new Banksy pieces the lastest drew a huge crowd yesterday of fans, journalists, photographers and bloggers all snapping away and tweeting. We managed to capture the piece before the work got boarded up 'to protect it' from damage! We expect that in time the piece will go the way of other recent Banksy street pieces and no doubt it will be covered in plexi-glass, which as much as we hate to see at least the public will be able to still enjoy the piece.
Last week saw the opening of London based street artist Stik's new solo show entitled 'Council Property' at the King Of Paint gallery in Bristol. The clip above features an interview with the artist, at the launch of this recent show.
King Of Paint — 9a Haymarket Walk— BS1 3LN
Another three short clips from this years recent Street Fest event in East London. Produced by the guys at itdrewitself for Very Nearly Almost magazine. You can see the first few clips on our earlier post here.
“Inner Demons is an exploration of fears, desires and obstacles which each person faces within themselves. A demon is commonly represented as an undesirable evil, however when personal challenges are overcome these 'demons' can become empowered as a symbol of achievement and self-reflection. Meggs continues his observation of human dualities by combining demonic and human elements in expressive layered canvas works, photographic references and illustrated symbols.”
Inner Demons opens at 6.30pm on Thursday June 23rd. The opening night is strictly guest list only so if you would like to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list.
RED BULL STUDIOS - 155-171 Tooley Street - London (Nearest Tube London Bridge)
From 24 June Lazarides Gallery will present the first UK exhibition of paintings by painter, pundit and prankster, Ron English. Spanning multiple mediums, Skin Deep is an exploration of the intersections, discrepancies and synchronicities of personal mythologies on display in our public personas.
"Skin Deep presents multi-layered portraits of some of his most iconic characters, tracing the arc of their inner lives. Often using his children as models, English chronicles the soul's sojourn through Pop dioramas of fear and appetite, aspiration and rage. While paying homage to the great art before him, English maintains his very personal point of view, transforming the public to intimate and the universal to specific."
The show runs from 24 June – 23 July 2011
Lazarides Rathbone — 11 Rathbone Place — W1T 1HR
Opening Reception: June 23rd 2011 from 6pm to 11pm at the London Miles Galleries East London pop up space.
Exhibition on show until June 28th 2011
London Miles Gallery | 65 Hanbury Street | E1 5JP
Very Nearly Almost magazine and the crew over at itdrewitself, teamed up with a talented group of UK based street and graffiti artists at the recent Street Fest event in East London to produce a series of mini art edits.
The first clip above sees a collaboration wall from The Toasters and Remi Rough.
The second clip features BLAM.
RSVP for private view: email@example.com
King Of Paint | 9a Haymarket Walk | BS1 3LN
"Here's the beginning of a slightly more macabre chapter of the wall comic. I've found a nice spot that's all big, burnt out smooth walls all covered in soot. Hopefully it won't turn out to be a bust and i can get a few good walls painted here." — Phlegm
We look forward to seeing what he gets up to in this new spot.
Reflections NY edition with KAWS — a series of interviews of NY artists.
Directed by Matt Black.
Producing upwards of six murals in a single evening may seem like the work of ten robots, but Malarky and Billy simply have it down to an animalistic instinct. Being inspired by skateboarding and trained by foxes has certainly had its benefits; the adroit duo has been painting towns in a medley of ‘look-at-me!’ colours across the UK and beyond non-stop since the freezing snow day when they first met.
As the warm weather approaches, the two artists have delivered hoards of redecorated work trucks and shop shutters with lightening-fast ferocity, the culmination of which heralds their first London show, SUMMER BREEZE. The exhibition blows in on 11 June with a series of original paintings and prints to resonate the new season.
Raised in South London, Malarky’s style is influenced by a combination of the multi-cultural surroundings of Brixton, and the laid-back vibes of sunny Barcelona where he spends half his time. Malarky’s trademark foxes pay homage to his home turf where the animals roam freely around the city streets at night, echoing that of his own evening escapades with the likes of Billy, Mr Penfold, Rowdy, and Mighty Mo.
Childhood adventures in Africa fused with a background in graphic design influence Billy's tribal-esque shapes and bright colours. Billy incorporates funky typefaces and wild colour combinations to create a style that is abstract, bold and fun. Taking this on trips to colour up the streets, Billy is enjoying the positive vibes and community impact of drawing big and painting bigger in Brixton and beyond.
SUMMER BREEZE presents both individual and collaborative works by the artists, and runs until Sunday 3 July at High Roller Society Gallery.
11 JUNE-3 JULY | OPENING PARTY FRIDAY 10 JUNE 7.00-10.00 PM
HIGH ROLLER SOCIETY | 10 PALMERS ROAD | LONDON E2 0SY
Most people will recognise ‘Alec’ for the depiction on billboards, street walls and other streetscapes of the beloved Monopoly board game mascot Rich Uncle Penny Bags. In a more controlled, commercial gallery setup, ‘Alec’s’ work translates from an expletive gesture towards the invisible bureaucratic juggernaut into a multi-faceted array of Pop culture icons interspersed with financially-apocalyptic newspaper clippings. What separates his efforts from other high-profile graffiti artists who have effectively transitioned into the commercial art sphere (a.k.a. Banksy and Mr. Brainwash) is a deeper attraction to the ‘anti-hero’ personas of Jack Nicholson and Robert De Niro.
Exhibition opens 9th of June to 23rd of June 2011
Private view 9th of June. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
Graffik Gallery | 284 Portobello Rd
The show includes an unparalleled collection of sought after original paintings by Banksy, from the collection of Andipa Gallery, in the ground floor gallery. New works by War Boutique are on show in the lower ground floor gallery. The show opens on the 09th June and runs until the 09th July 2011
The Andipa Gallery | 162 WALTON STREET | KNIGHTSBRIDGE | LONDON SW3 2JL
The Old Dairy is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm. Admission to the show is free. The Hallelujah World Tour exhibition will run at the gallery space from 9th June – 27th June 2011.
The Old Dairy | 7 Wakefield St | London |WC1N 1PB
According to the site it's " An exploration of taste for bad taste's sake through the joyfully slummy genre of Lucha Libre!" As the party is free, Chimp has made a two colour screenprint to help promote the event. It's an edition of 15 on 300gsm paper and 50 x 70cm in size. The print is only 50 euros (plus shipping - 10 euros Europe, 20 euros rest of the world). If you would like one email: email@example.com
And if you are in Berlin this weekend make sure you check out the Ghetto Wrestling party and don't forget your costume. More info on the event can be found here.
We posted a video last week featuring some Neon Sneaker street art and the same guys has just emailed over their newest video 'Sneaker Street Light Art', again on the sneaker tip.
Fashion Chimps NYC
Acrylic and Ink on Coventry Rag 290 gsm Paper, Deckled Edges
Dimensions: 36 x 47.5 Inches (91 x 121cm)
Signed, Stamped & Numbered 2011
Price $800 and available here
Image via Papermonster.
It is available from 5 Pieces Gallery fro $160 here.
Back in April of this year saw the beginning of the first session of the street art project "Crimes of Minds". The project will run throughout 2011, and will see a selection of emerging and confirmed contemporary artists from various countries invited to paint about twenty walls in the town of Brest in France.
Above is the first episode which featured the following artists : Ben Slow (UK), Best Ever (UK), and Guy Denning (UK). The second clip recorded in May has just been posted online and features Morten Andersen (DAN), Finbarr Dac (UK) and Sly 2 (FR), posted below.
For more info on the project and the line up of artists who will be painting visit crimesofminds.com
Papermonster have teamed up with COST for this new print from the NYC graffiti legend. It will certainly brighten up your wall with an almost neon hand painted orange.
Acrylic and Ink Relief Print on Archival Paper
Dimensions: 16 3/4 x 24 3/4 Inches.
Signed and Numbered by the Artist.
Available now from Papermonster for $150.
Image via Papermonster.
OUTSIDE IN is a celebratory and historical look at street art through the lens of the Museum of Contemporary Art's groundbreaking exhibition Art in the Streets. The film features renowned artists Shepard Fairey, Lee Quiñones, Swoon, Futura, Mister Cartoon, Revok, Martha Cooper, Invader to name a few. Director Alex Stapleton (Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel) documents the artist's creative process, their pitfalls with the law, the poetic impermanence of their craft and the artists' evolution from the back seat of a cop car to the walls of a well-respected institution.
Filmed at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) in conjunction with the exhibition Art in the Streets - moca.org
Many black youths reject the ‘urban’ label that has been imposed on them by commerce and the media. There is a significant discrepancy between perceptions of black culture as ‘cool’ and the often-harsh reality of being born black on a London council estate. ‘Don’t Call me Urban!’ takes us through the raw environment from which the new stars of British popular music, such as Dizzee Rascal and Tinchy Stryder emerged, and introduces us to many other hopefuls who remain stranded in bedroom studios, hidden amongst concrete blocks glamorised in countless music videos. ‘The Time of Grime’ is an era when ‘clashing’ and postcode warfare have emerged, when young lives have fallen victim to absurdly trivial disputes, when rampant material aspiration collides with grim social reality. The book is a unique and penetrating document of an era in which London’s inner-city youth has veered out of control.
website or on Amazon.
A lunch night and exhibition is planned for the book on the 2 June 2011 at Rich Mix in East London. As well as images from the book they will be hosting a grime showcase with performances from GODS GIFT, JAMMER, CHRONIK, JENDOR, NO LAY, LIONESS, LADY SHOCKA, JUNIOR VILLAIN, TOMBOY & NYJA and LITTLE RASCALS.
The preview starts at 6pm with and afterparty from 8. The exhibition runs until the 24th June at Rich Mix.
Rich Mix | 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road | London | E1 6LA
Street, 2011 featuring work from Todd James, Barry McGee, Stephen Powers, Devin Flynn, Josh Lazcano, Dan Murphy, and Alexis Ross. The installation was created for "Art In The Streets", The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA LA.
The five colour edition is available from the artists website at myneandyours.com