A star of Oscar-nominated documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop, French street artist Invader’s work is beloved of fans. He was one of the artists chosen for inclusion in ‘Art in the Streets’, at the Geffen Contemporary wing of MOCA, Los Angeles, earlier in 2011. The ‘invasions’ themselves, miniature mosaics inspired by cult 1970s arcade game Space Invaders, have truly made their mark on the world appearing everywhere from rainy Gateshead to far-flung Katmandu. A meticulously archived labour of love, Invader’s work charms and inspires, often on the most surprising occasions. Combining nostalgia, sentimentality, playfulness, compulsion plus a giddy affection for youth culture and technology, Invader represents a quantum leap forward for pop art.
An ‘Invaded Disco Ball’ forms the exhibition’s primary installation, casting celestial visuals and interplanetary vibrations across the gallery’s main show space. A twenty-minute documentary ‘In Bed with Invader’ following the artist round one night’s work in Paris will screen in the gallery’s video room. Vending machines crafted by Invader himself will dispense fifteen all-new stickers. New print editions will also be available at the show and on theoutsiders.net. These mondo marvels and stellar souvenirs will crush everything in their path this Christmas at ‘Attack of the Space Waffles’. Plus the gallery will smell really cosy, too.
1 December–24 December 2011
Private View: Thursday 1st December6–9pm
The Outsiders Gallery - 8 Greek St - London W1D 4DG
PUBLIC VIEW: Friday, December 2 to Sunday, December 4 / 12:00-18:00
Blackall Studios - 73 Leonard Street - London - EC2A 4QS
Documentary of the King Robbo Charity Auction at Cargo, London that took place on 4th September 2011.
Produced by We Rock Hard in conjunction with The Doctor's Orders
The photographers David Bilbrough, Dan Graham & film makers Tom Finch / Brad Atwill will show their work documenting the onethirty3 2011 installation programme to date. They will also be showing illustrations by onethirty3 collaborator Amy Dover. Prints will be available on the night from Titifreak, Paul Insect, Sickboy, Herakut, Gaia & Hush.
PLACES WILL BE LIMITED: email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the list. 6.00pm - 9.00pm, Thursday 1st December 2011
onethirty3 - Unit 22 -Hoults Yard -Newcastle upon Tyne -NE6 2HL
The evening will also see the release of a new HUSH edition ' Cocoon I'. It will be an edition of 15, HAND PAINTED MULTIPLE with a five colour ScreenPrint. Size: approx. 1000mm x 750mm on Somerset 300gsm paper. Signed & Dated by Hush. A number of the edition will be available on the night of the installation with the rest being made available online. More details on the onethirty3 website. Preview images of the new edition can be viewed on HUSH's flickr site.
Our french is not the best but Ella & Pitr are two french artists who we met in London last summer while they were on a visit to the city. They will be releasing a new book "La vieille qui faisait partie des meubles" on the 9th December at the Librairie Lune & L'autre, 19 rue Pierre Bérard. St Etienne.
More details on their website here.
As part of her upcoming Murmuration installation at Shoreditch's Black Rat Projects, the New York-based artist Swoon takes Time Out to the streets and pastes up one of her latest pieces in this video clip. Unfortunately the beautiful piece featured in the clip only lasted two days in the streets before it was removed.
The ‘Murmuration’ installation is set to open on December 2nd.
Black Rat Projects - arch 461, 83 rivington street - London EC2A 3AY
Chock is part of the Girls on Top crew which formed back in 2001 and brings together artists from all over the world. They host Girls On Top crew jams which are intended to unite female graffiti artists and the jams get bigger each time due to their soaring popularity.
For the Eastpak gallery she has made prints of “Pandabet”, her graffiti alphabet along with photos of previous large scale work she has produced. “Pandabet” will be on show at the Eastpak Gallery from Friday 25th November.
Eastpak Gallery - No 1 Carnaby Street - London.
We have been told a lot of love has gone into these editions; James has hand sprayed the tears on every print, so they're all truly unique. Edition size is 25 each, 64 x 64cm on 315gsm Innova Smooth Cotton High White paper - with a deckled edge. They also come signed and numbered by the artist, priced at a £165. The prints will be available online from Friday here.
Check out this clip of El Mac painting a huge mural at Montana's Colours Factory in Barcelona.
Video concept, edition and motion: popcranc.com
Opening at the East Gallery on Brick Lane on the 23rd November, the exhibition will feature new works from David Shillinglaw, Eelus, Olivier Vrancken & Mark McClure.
Opening Night: Wednesday 23rd November, 6.00pm - 10.00pm
The show will then run from the 24th November - 29th November 2011. 11am - 7pm daily. Get yourselves down there.
East Gallery - 214 Brick Lane - London - E1 6SA
Check out this clip featuring our friend Danny Sangra, famed for his experimental approach to art using techniques such as design, film, illustration and video. He is one of four artists taking part in the "Create My Tweet" project using the newly-launched Samsung Galaxy Note as their canvas!
On 22nd until 25th November between 9 am and 6 pm GMT, Samsung is teaming up with Danny and three other UK artists, Steven Wilson, Rose Stallard and Natasha Law who will all create original pieces of art from your 140 character tweets using the Samsung Galaxy Note.
The dates are as follows: 22nd November - Steve Wilson; 23rd November - Rose Stallard; 24th November - Danny Sangra; 25th November Natasha Law. Click on the artist links and watch all the clips, then pick your favouirte and tweet them your requests on the relevant dates.
Twitter users can tweet @samsungmobile using the hashtag #createmytweet for their chance to have their requests recreated as an exclusive piece of artwork.
aMBUSH Gallery and L4NE FOUR at The Galeries present Rainbow City Gaze by Anthony Lister - an ambitious large scale 3 dimensional public art installation on exhibition from 24 November in the heart of Sydney's CBD.
Anthony Lister explains that the installation "is about raining colour down on the public. Nothing makes me sadder than grey city days. I feel it’s important for colour to be all around. I like to think of myself as a leprechaun giving the rainbow dream to the people”.
This is the second public art exhibition at L4NE FOUR - Sydney's brand new lane way art project curated by aMBUSH Gallery.
On exhibition for eight weeks from Thursday 24 November, 2011.
L4NE FOUR at The Galeries - 500 George Street - Sydney- Australia.
Doors to the gallery in Haymarket Walk open to the public on 9th December at 7pm. King of Paint, undergoes a makeover for each exhibition and RYCA is pulling out all the stops for the private viewing on the 8th December, filling the newly painted silver space with a unit of Storm Troopers.
The exhibition theme is based around RYCA’s influences from the global movie world and features limited edition prints of his iconic Star Wars characters, including the famous ‘Reservoir Troopers’, in addition to unique originals.
King Of Paint - 9A Haymarket Walk - Bristol - BS1 3LN
American street artist Gaia at Onethirty3 space. onethirty3 – Artists Installation Space will host six innovative and exciting installations a year. The invited artists will create site-specific art installations which will provide a unique opportunity for visitors to experience large scale examples of the best in underground art from around the world. See some of the previous installations with Sickboy / Paul Insect and Titifreak here.
The hotel launched with a digital art battle featuring artists from Cut & Paste and Secret Wars. Artists went head to head to create a piece of art inspired by a theme of ‘Innovation in East London.’ It was the first Cut & Paste Battle we had attended and we thoroughly enjoyed watching the artists battling it out with their artwork in front of a live audience. The winner on the night was decided by the guests in attendance, with Sam Bevington's design winning the crowds over. As part of digital art battle prize, the artist's winning artwork was projected onto the side of the hotel building pictured above. This was the first event which saw Cut & Paste collaborated with the London team at Secret Wars.
We arrived a bit too late to catch the Parkour performers 3RUN at the hotel, but we did bump into our friend and artist Mr Guaky who was taking part in the digital art battle as well as creating some live artwork in the hotel reception space. Renowned East London promoters Urban Nerds were also on hand at the launch providing some banging tunes, with Urban Knights, Rattus Rattus & Klose One and Sophie Lloyd all rocking the decks. A well organized launch party and our first at a hotel, a fun evening was had by all in this beautifully designed space. Plus we almost forget to mention the impressive cocktails at the hotels w xyz bar which were created by cutting-edge mixologist Ruth Ball of Alchemist Dreams!! Click here to check out the hotel.
Playing the tunes were DJs Ben UFO, MC Chunky, Al Fingers and Spencer all played through Suzuki's impressive DIY sound sculpture which draws inspiration from towering, bass heavy Jamaican sound systems. Check out some of our pictures from the launch and have a watch of the video below which follows Yuri Suzuki during the construction of the sound system.
Ever seen graffiti come alive? Watch Malarky and his crew of street artists take their Converse X Foot Locker characters on a light chase across the city.
The first Lock Up exhibition (November 2009) in central London was an instant success and featured work from Goldie, Nick Walker, Eelus and Jamie Reid alongside some of the names exhibiting in Lock Up II. Fans and buyers flocked to the show, including Tracey Emin, Gemma Arterton, the Stone Roses’ Ian Brown and magician Dynamo.
Private view: 17th November 2011.
Show runs: 18th - 27th November 2011.
Venue: Red Bull Studios: 155-171 Tooley Street, London SE1 2JP
Now EVOL is coming to London for his first exhibition with renowned street art promoters Pictures on Walls on December 1. Their east London gallery will see the rise of an entire city-scape built from discarded objects intricately customised by the artist.
Pictures On Walls - 46-48 Commercial Street - London E16LT
Working in portraiture, painting freehand, yet using only spray paint and without the aid of brushes, David has developed a signature multi- layered style. Walker’s work brilliantly marries both street and fine art. His use of ‘lowbrow’, contemporary materials and deliberate references to the worst excesses of graffiti juxtapose the classical portrait style to disarming effect.
David Walker’s work incorporates dumb marks, countless scrawled lines, clashing colours, drips and decaying letterforms. Ostensibly negatives, these traits are normally associated with the most destructive elements of the graffiti and street art movement. However, the traditional context Walker places them in engenders them with an entirely new meaning. David Walker talks of wanting ‘to make the ugliest of marks within and alongside the beauty of the subject, all out of the same can.’ Hinting at the importance he places upon the potential breadth of his medium.
He writes of this creative process “I like to keep things simple which is why I use constraints, my interest is in the process and exploring mark making to see what I can achieve with the medium”. The idea of working from a limited palate is apparent throughout Walker’s work. The unorthodox colours that help populate Walker’s canvases are a nod to the artist’s past, when he had to beg, borrow and steal anything other than black, white and pink. Thus his work sees rebel culture and graffiti art sensibilities laying the foundation for visually rich portraits that fuse photorealism and abstraction to form timeless, beautiful images on street art scale.
Private View 24th November 2011 / Show runs until January 2012
Rook & Raven Gallery - 7-8 Rathbone Place - London W1T 1HN
James has created his first ever print for this exhibition – two fabulous colourway variations of what he calls his signature piece ‘The Artist’s Tears’ – Both prints are an edition of 25 on 315gsm Innova Smooth Cotton High White, hand finished with spray paint drips. 64x64cm, signed, stamped and numbered and will be priced at £165 [Prints are available at the exhibition, strictly one per person.]
The exhibition opens Thursday 10th November from 6pm and runs till Sunday 13th November (open daily from 11am till 8pm)
Visit: www.akajimmyc.com for details of his online drop coming soon.
44 Redchurch Street - Shoreditch - London - E2 7DP
A quick walk through Kelsey Brookes did at his "Desires Of The Soul" show which is currently running at Lazarides Greek Street space 'The Outsiders'.
The show will run from November 4 until November 26 2011.
The Outsiders - 8 Greek Street - Soho - London
New from Above "GIVE A WALL ST. BANKER ENOUGH ROPE AND HE WILL HANG HIMSELF." A 255 foot / 75 metre long word play painting in Miami, Florida. This controversial piece was aired nationally on CBS, NBC, and FOX nightly news.
Filmed on location at The Studios, Islington on 8th October 2011 documenting EndoftheLine's 4th Meeting of Styles UK in London. A full lineup rundown with pictures of the work produced is included alongside Si's mammoth shoutout at the end of the video.
Soundtrack: Wallz by Si Phili of Phi Life Cypher
Track by Richy Spitz
Evan Hecox is an artist whose work captures the essence of urban environments through a unique process that involves first-hand observations of his surroundings and then progresses into drawings and paintings that are striking in their graphic simplicity. His work recognizes and evokes the constantly evolving nature of cities and of the lives that exist within them. By visually embracing all aspects of these environments he uses the decay and detritus of modern cities as key visual elements in his work, challenging traditional preconceptions of beauty. Like mental snapshots distorted by the haze of memory they both record a place and time as it actually was while simultaneously re-ordering reality by removing certain elements and emphasizing others. In this way his work has the effect of placing the viewer in a certain time and place while also layering it with his own experience.
His cross-disciplinary interest in photography, fine art and design infuses his work with an unusual but dynamic mix, ranging from near photo realism to simplified abstraction. He has exhibited his work widely in the United States as well as exhibitions in Paris, Sydney and Tokyo and others.
His multimedia works on paper offer an outsider's view of the seemingly mundane moments and places in life, yet it is often in these details that a city's true character is revealed. Rather than impossibly trying to document all things about such a vast urban landscape, his work seeks to observe the overall mood and atmosphere of London, capturing gray, overcast days with his silver and black monochromatic pieces and making use of more colorful and abstracted visions that express the life and vitality of thecity.
StolenSpace - Old Truman Brewery - 91 Brick Lane - London E1
opening November 3rd 2011
Room 1: LAVA Showcase featuring: Ashes57, Forged Signatures, Lucas, Neas, Emma Dexter, The Krah, Stik & Otto Schade.
Room 2:: Art Splash Charity Auction Help our friends Eska and Pikto raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Free entry | Original art and prints for sale | Music from LAVA DJs + special guest TBA . Exhibition from: 3rd-6th November 2011. Opening party: 3rd November, 6-10pm. Then open daily, 12-7pm
The Rag Factory - 16-18 Heneage Street - London - E1 5LJ
Image by Emma Dexter