A tribute to Dolk and Pøbel

Check out this fan made tribute to the Norwegian street artists Dolk and Pøbel, created to show more people their amazing art!

Their works can be seen at walls in cities like Bergen, Berlin, København, Barcelona, Oslo, Lisboa, Stockholm, London, Praha, Melbourne and more. In 2008, the two artists hit the fjords of northern Norway and painted abandoned houses, the project was called "Ghetto Spedalsk". A documentary-film called "LIVING DECAY' (fairy tales in the middle of nowhere)" covered the project.

Joram Roukes At Signal Gallery

Joram Roukes is a very special young artist whose elaborate paintings seem to encapsulate, in an intriguingly oblique way, the sense of a fractured society. To achieve this, the artist’s aim has been to combine technical and stylistic elements to his paintings that are disconcertingly complimentary and contradictory. For example, the frequent use of anthropomorphic imagery in his work, at times points to lost innocence and vulnerability, but can also be a metaphor for violence and anger. The result is a unique style, both powerful and sensitive.

His recent work looks like a combination of painting and collage but in reality, the whole work is painted. Comparisons are naturally drawn with the celebrated English painter Glenn Brown, whose work gives the illusion of a turbulent and painterly application, but has in fact a totally smooth surface. Despite the eclectic references and trompe l’oeil effects, Roukes’ still defiantly celebrates in his works, the age-old act of painting with oils.

Joram has shown extensively in the Netherlands and in Copenhagen. This will be the third time his work has been seen at Signal and his first solo show in London.
Private View 5th
Show runs 6th – 28th April
Signal Gallery - 32 Paul Street - London - EC2A 4LB

Ahead of the show opening, Signal Gallery are also offering you the opportunity of winning a SIGNED PRINT from the artist! Do you have the skills to give colour to an original Joram Roukes' drawing? Give it a try for a chance of winning a signed print of your collaboration with Joram! All the info you need can be found on their facebook page here. Go get creative!

PEZ Smiling since 1999 London Exhibition

Tonyʼs Gallery is delighted to present “Smiling Since 1999″ – the first London solo exhibition by the legendary Spanish street artist PEZ. PEZ first started painting his iconic ʻsmiling fishʼ logo in the streets of Barcelona in 1999 and has since established a world wide reputation, with exhibitions in Europe, America and Asia. Now PEZ is bringing his happy, fun style to London. This exhibition will celebrate his work and bring some colour and cheer to the streets of the capital. He currently lives and works in Bogota (Colombia) and so continuing this theme for his first solo show in London PEZ will create a fully working installation of a Colombian beach bar within Tony’s London gallery. Visitors to PEZ BAR will be able to play games, have fun and get involved with the art. It will offer an escape from the grey streets of the city with space to chill out listening to soothing beach tunes, and kick back and enjoy looking at PEZ’s works. The gallery space will be filled with his iconic fish and other smiling faces, alongside memorabilia of his previous works and pictures of his work from all over the world.

This installation follows the journey of PEZʼs fish logo, originating in the city and progressing into his current work environment – the Colombian beach. PEZ started painting in the streets of Barcelona in 1999 and now the iconic fish logo has (enviably) found its way back to its natural habitat, the sea. Visitors to the gallery will be able to see this transition taking place as PEZ fish jump from the walls on the street outside the gallery into the Colombian beach inside. In fact, PEZ fish will be popping up in all kinds of unlikely places around Shoreditch over the next month. In addition to this PEZ will be painting the gallery walls and showing some new works including painted canvases and a limited edition print.

6th April – 6th May 2012
Private View: Thursday 5 April 6-9pm
Tony’s Gallery - 66 Sclater Street- London - E1 6HR

INSA - New London Installation

‘Self Reflection Is Greater Than Self Projection’ opens Thursday 29th March and is Insa's latest art installation.

The artist will be giving away an exclusive print to the first 50 people there on the opening night. This print we are told will not be for sale and this is the only way you can get it!!!

Thursday 29th March for one night only!!
RSVP is essential: insa.rsvp@gmail.com

LondonNewcastle Project Space - 28 Redchurch Street - London - E2 7DP

Chloe Early — 'Turbo Duet' Edition

This absolutely stunning new hand finished screen prints by Chloe Early has just been released by East London gallery Stolen Space. At a very limited run of only 30, each one has been painstakingly hand printed with 8 layers and hand finished in acrylics, making each one unique. To view the full 30 available visit the Stolen Space website here. They are selling quickly so don't hang about.

Kid Zoom — Home Video

'HOME' an exhibition by Ian 'Kid Zoom' Strange.

In October 2011, after three years living in New York, artist Ian Strange [Kid Zoom] returned to Australia to create a major new installation work housed in Cockatoo Island's prestigious Turbine Hall. The exhibition featured a full-scale reproduction of his childhood home and a film documenting the violent destruction of three Holden commodores. This video documents what resulted.

Of the work, Strange said:

"Living away from Australia has meant that questions surrounding my own identity and a genuine sense of place have begun to filter through into my art. More broadly, I wanted to come home to create a work reflecting on my origins in the Australian suburbs I felt that I needed to escape when I was younger."

Secrets Of The Sticker Shed at the High Roller Society

To kick off the new year, East London's High Roller Society is hosting their first-ever sticker making workshop, led by esteemed sticky-fingered extraordinaire, Stickee Rich, who celebrates 25 years of this hip handicraft. See what happens behind the closed doors of the 'Sticker Shed' with a step-by-step demo of the entire sticker making process, from creating the artwork, to making the screens, to contour-cutting a sticky masterpiece. Those attending will be encouraged to get their hands dirty with sqeegee lessons and a free-style sticker station. The Workshop begins promptly at 1.00pm with an introductory brief and demonstration. All are welcome to drop in at anytime throughout the afternoon.

Also in the Gallery: New Stickers Released by tenacious favourites Mighty Mo, Rowdy, Aida, Nylon, Sweet Toof, Tek33, and Stickee. Plus: An impromptu group exhibition of assorted treats from the streets to adhere your eyes. Get stuck in!

The Workshop will be Family-Friendly and Free, with a suggested donation of £2 per person. Materials and refreshments will be provided.

Info & RSVP: info@highrollersociety.co.uk
Saturday 24 March 1.00-5.00 PM
*The Gallery will be open on Saturday and Sunday, 24th & 25th March from 12 Noon-6.00 PM High Roller Society - 10 Palmers Road - London E2

If you missed the event the guys over at High Roller Society have updated their online gallery shop and you can now bag yourself some of the fresh sticker packs procuded at the event including Sweet Toof, Nylon, Mighty MO and TEK33. Check them out now!

Collector’s Edition of We Own the Night

Our friends over at Vandalog have announced the exclusive online sale of We Own the Night: The Art of The Underbelly Project through their online shop. Originally sold at The Underbelly Project Show at the recent Miami Art Basel, the remaining collector’s editions will be sold online for the first time exclusively through Vandalog.

The We Own the Night: The Art of The Underbelly Project collector’s edition package includes a hard cover book along with 9 unreleased photos packaged in a handcrafted oak box engraved with the names of each artist that contributed to the project. Each box is laser engraved with the individual number from the edition of only 100 plus 10 artist’s proofs. The photographic prints include depictions of work by Roa, Anthony Lister, Skullphone, Kid Zoom, Revok, Ceaze, Jeff Soto and more.

The package is priced at $250 plus shipping and handling and is available now on Vandalog.

Dragon76 'Coexistence' Exhibition at 55DSL Boxpark

Long time Studio55 collaborator and acclaimed Japanese artist Dragon76 will be flying from the Far East to East London later this month to create a unique new large scale painting which he’ll do ‘live’ at 55DSL Boxpark as the centrepiece of his new Studio55 show, Coexistence, which will be launching on Thursday 22 March. Get a taster by watching the short film below.

As ever, on the night they’ll be amazing art, incredible DJs and, of course, the odd free beer or three, courtesy of Oranjeboom.

22nd March 2012 until the 03rd May 2012
55DSL Store - Units 1-3 - Boxpark - London

Cheryl Dunn “Sometimes the Answer” Exhibition

Ivory & Black Soho proudly presents “Sometimes the Answer”, a new show by Cheryl Dunn, which will be the debut exhibition of the new gallery in London’s Soho. The exhibition will feature a wide range of photographs from Dunn’s 30 years of signature documentation. In the artist’s words, “At first it may seem ambiguous, but I think it is timely…given the political climate in the world and our inundation with media, collective sanity is very difficult. Nothing is cut and dry, so the answer needs to come from within. When I feel insane, I head to the streets.” Dunn lets her photographic instinct guide this selection of work, inviting the viewer to draw their own conclusions, revise their opinions, or see things in a new light. “I’m a huntress, only I hunt for images, and that’s how I approach shooting ” The works are united by Dunn’s uncanny ability to keep her finger on the pulse of contemporary American youth. The exhibition will be accompanied by the release of a limited edition artist’s book of Dunn’s photographs.

Cheryl Dunn lives and works in New York City and across the world. An accomplished filmmaker and photographer, her work has been exhibited at various galleries and museums, including Deitch Projects in New York, The Tate Modern in London, and the “Art in the Streets” exhibition at the Geffen Contemporary MOCA. Her films have played at numerous film festivals including Tribeca, Edinburgh, Rotterdam, Los Angeles and Havana, as well as on PBS. Dunn was one of the subjects of the landmark documentary, book and travelling museum exhibition, “Beautiful Losers”. She has had two books of her photographs published – “Bicycle Gangs of New York” and “Some Kinda Vocation”. Most recently, Dunn is finishing up a full-length feature film documenting New York City’s preeminent street photographers, titled “Everybody Street”.

March 24– April 21, 2012 
Opening Reception with the artist:  Friday, March 23, 6 – 9 pm
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday 12 – 8 pm 

Ivory & Black - 94 Berwick Street -W1F0QB London

BÄST - BOOF-FONTY and HANGAR Limited Editions

Dropping tomorrow (Thursday March 15th 2012) are these two giant, highly limited varied editions by Brooklyn artist BÄST.

'Boof-Fonty' pictured above and 'Hangar 12' below will delight the New York street artist's many fans, made as they are in the cult favourite's trademark 'dirty pasting' style. Both were created entirely by BÄST at The Outsiders' Execution Dock studio as you can see in the photos below.

Whilst fashion designer Marc Jacobs chose BÄST as a long-term collaborator as his style 'embodied New York', BÄST's range of prints for The Outsiders are in many ways inspired by London. 'Boof-Fonty' uses 80s womenswear imagery dedciated to the sloane ranger trend of that era: and 'Hangar 12' features a Flying Fortress bomber of the kind donated to the Royal Air Force by the American government in the earliest, pre-Pearl Harbour days of World War Two.

Both are in very limited numbers so be ready when the alert sounds at 16:00 GMT at The Outsiders shop. Images via The Outsiders

Homes for London and Ben Eine

Nice timelapse shot by Abbie Brandon featuring Ben Eine painting on Great Eastern Street in London for the Homes For London campaign.

Burning Ink London Opening

This week see the official launch of Burning Ink London. Supported by DC, the 4th edition of Burning Ink will take place in London at the Beach Gallery in collaboration with Kids Love Ink from the 13th to the 31th of march.

The concept is as radical and unique as before: all the handmade drawings – more than 20 – designed by selected artists will be burnt at the end of the show. A very different concept to an ordinary art show, no one can go home with the art in its hands. The only way for the drawings to survive the flames is to be bought and inked into the buyers’ skin, making each design a unique tattoo by the very talented Charlie Shazer in his tattoo parlor Kids Love Ink.

Artists from all over the world : United Kingdom, United-States, France, Mexico, Russia, and Czech Republic.

Selected artists are Clyde Barrow (UK), Fos (UK), French (UK), Funkfu (Czech Rep), Jef & Kostek @La Boucherie Moderne (Belgium/Berlin), Ilk (France), Jeykill (France), Marke Newton (UK/Paris), Odö (France), Cristina Petrucci (UK), Prunelle (France), Scien+Klor & Dean @123klan (France/Montreal), Charlie Shazer (UK), Ssur (Russia/USA), Spoe (France), Superdeux (France/San Francisco), Timothée Talard (France), Simon True (UK), Chloe Trujillo (L.A.), and Xghetto666 (Mexico).

Beach Gallery + Kids Love Ink, 20-14 Cheshire Street, E2 6EH, London.
Curated by Erwann Lameignère.
This event is supported by SailorJerry

Blu "Rennes" ScreenPrint

Angelo over at StudioCromie has just released this image of the special edition screenprint Rennes by street artist Blu.

Here is what Angelo had to say about the edition "We've finally managed to print special editions of "Rennes" by blu. The backgrounds are all different from each other and they're watercolored trough screens too"

They will be available soon at studiocromie.org and will be limited to an edition of just 25! More info when we have it.

VNA 18 - Magazine launch party at Lazarides Gallery, London

Very Nearly Almost have announced details for the launch of VNA issue 18 at Lazarides Gallery on Thursday the 15th of March 2012.

Join them on the night for drinks courtesy of Kopparberg and fine art courtesy of Lazarides Gallery and the sell out Conor Harrington show "Dead Meat" as they celebrate the launch of the 18th issue of VNA.

The new VNA 18 features interviews with Conor Harrington, Mode 2, Remi Rough, Shoe, Ronzo, Shawn Barber, Olivier Vrancken, and Shannon Crees.

The launch event takes place between 6pm and 9pm and there will be a guest list so please email rsvp@verynearlyalmost.com to attend this event.  

Lazarides Gallery, 11 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1HR

The latest issue has now been released and is available online on the VNA website here

David Altobelli 'ROMA' film for 55DSL

"Roma" is another great collaboration for 55DSL who have worked with many different photographers, bands and DJs in the past. David Altobelli is a Los Angeles based producer who has inspired many, including The Directors Bureau (Roman Coppola's agency which represents just 16 directors) who recently recruited him to their team.

Altobelli's past films have seen him work with Philip Selway, Cults, Sia and most recently Karen O of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. In Roma he has produced yet another beautifully shot video which has resulted in a perfect representation of the freedom in youth 55DSL stands for. Check the short film below.


Wow looks like they had a lot of fun doing this hotel room.

Tilt : "The hotel Au vieux panier asked me to design a room, I first told them that I wasn't interested doing just decoration in the room but I wanted to create something that will look more like an installation.

I thought about it also as a huge canvas where I needed to think about the composition and play with the empty white part of the room to accentuate more the idea of Chaos on the other part. Then I asked my friend Tober who gat a great old school style for tags, Grizz who is also the man behind the camera and Don Cho who is a Hip Hop singer from Marseille but who used to be a tagger from my home town Toulouse.

It took one week to do the whole thing cause the idea was to exaggerate what you can usually see in some abandoned places. Too much tags, too much drips, too much sentences, too much throw ups ... What I also wanted to show is that people can appreciate any type of graffiti, even the more basic, it's just a matter of point of view ..."

Director: Benjamin Roudet / Big Addict Year: 2012
Music: Peter Bjorn and Jhon - Up Against The Wall (Writer's Block album)
Label: Wichita Recording / V2 RECORDS

Know Hope, East Village, NYC

New wall from Know Hope "(STAMPEDED)" featured in this clip and painted at 22 East 2nd St., NYC (at 2nd Ave).
Produced by Keith Schweitzer
Presented by MaNY Project with Fourth Arts Block

Image by Udom Surangsophon

Nelly Duff's Pick Me Up Zoo!

Nelly's ZOO is due to bombard the public with a beast of an exhibition at this years 'Pick Me Up' Graphic Art Fair at Somerset House in London.

The kings and queens of the Nelly Duff jungle will be displaying a selection of original artworks & sculpture, as well as the finest traditionally hand-made & limited-edition prints, alongside a 'Daily Specials' programme of artists in residence and design workshops.

The show officially kicks off on the 22nd of March- 1st of April from 11am till 8pm, with late night openings every Thursday until 10pm.

Let me assure you, this won't be anything you could ever hope to spy over the fences of Regents Park. We will see you there as this is an event not to be missed!

Sage Vaughan Same S**t Different Night Edition

Brand new today at The Outsiders – a colourful and invigorating screen print by Sage Vaughn.The Same S**t Different Night edition is a seven-colour autographic screen print incorporating pearlescent paint, created by Sage on textured drafting film at Lazarides Execution Dock studio. Printed Fabriano 5 300gsm archival paper in an edition of 30 signed and numbered by the artist. The print goes on sale later today via The Outsiders website and will be £150.

Happy Medium Exhibition At The Nancy Victor Gallery

Happy Medium is an exhibition of artists whose work speaks both of its history, and of its currency, as contemporary visual language.

In a world of art constantly shifting between styles and genres, it seems more and more difficult to pin something down as being distinct and defined. In recent decades we have seen the line between Art and Graffiti blur, while Illustration and Graphic Design are defined by the context or format in which they are presented and consumed. Figurative and abstraction battle out on the same canvas, while Pop and Surrealism sit on the sidelines making jokes.

Happy Medium presents a selection of artists whose works bridge the gaps between process and styles. Materials, mediums and subject matters are deliberately mixed, cross pollinating ideas from Art History and contemporary culture, both of discovery.

Artists involved in this exciting new exhibition include Sickboy (UK), Mymo (Germany), Fefe (Brazil), Remi/Rough (UK), Jaybo Monk (Germany), Monica Canilao (USA), Matt Small (UK), Sam Bassett (UK), Steve More (UK), Boris Hoppek (Spain), Erkut Terliksiz (Turkey), David Shillinglaw (UK), Best/Ever (UK) and Lynnie Zulu (UK)

Private View: 8 March 2012/ 6.30— 8.30PM
Show: 8th -  30th  March 2012

Nancy Victor Gallery - 6 Charlotte Place - London  - W1T 1SG


American artist Swoon and her team installing a huge new piece at 24th and Hampshire. Stunning stuff.

Antony Micallef 'A Little Piece of Me' London Exhibition

Following the runaway success of Antony Micallef's 2011 show 'Happy Deep Inside My Heart' at Lazarides Rathbone Gallery, The Outsiders London is delighted to announce his next solo show 'A Little Piece of Me' opening this March.

'A Little Piece of Me' consists of ten new examples based on his ongoing 'Head' series, each titled 'A Little Piece of Me' one to ten. Antony paints his Head pieces at the beginning of a painting process and is his way of getting his creative juices flowing, they serve as a way of capturing a certain sentiment - or vehemence.

Antony's relationship with the Head paintings is spontaneous, intimate and physical: "The end result is never known before I begin. The mark making creates the expression of the face, changing it with each stroke. I'm constantly picking up the canvas, turning it around, trying to control the drips and throwing it back down." The Head paintings that make it to galleries endure rigorous edit and many are destroyed.

Antony's Head paintings are highly admired by both Antony's partisan fans and those viewing his art for the first time, and The Outsiders London promises that 'A Little Piece of Me' is a show not to be missed.

Show dates: 9 March – 28 April 2012
Private View: 8th March 2012
The Outsiders - 8 Greek Street - Soho - London - W1D 4DG


Chek this short film portrait about artist MYMO from Berlin.

MYMO currently lives and works in Berlin. Her work has been shown throughout the world in places ranging from London, Berlin, Barcelona, New York, L.A. , Australia, Amsterdam, and many more. Her travels have a direct relationship with her artistic practice. Her influences come from Egypt and the rest of North Africa, like Pyramid shapes, Triangular and colorful patterns.

DMV - Le Venin Video

The prolific French graffiti crew Da Mental Vaporz left France with its artic weather conditions and presidential elections delirium to enjoy sunny horizons down under.

Armed with spraycans, the DMV crew; consisting of Bom-K, Blo, Brusk, Dran, Gris1, ISO, Jaw, Kan, and Sowat are boarding the Australian continent with their individual style, from old school lettering to calligraffiti and figurative painting with a touch of dark humour.

INCH Sprayed In Full Video

To tie in with the retrospective show at the Onethirty3 space in Newcastle Upon Tyne Inch has released a new print in various colourways. The editions are available online now.

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.

New Above video from Cape Town

Origin Wines is a South African winery that leads one of the largest Fairtrade projects globally. Origin Wines flew street artist Above to Cape Town, South Africa and commissioned him to paint at their wine bottling headquarters. Origin Wines is supportive of the arts but also of humane and ethical Fairtrade practices. Fairtrade is a worldwide organization helping marginalised producers in developing countries, to move towards economic self-sufficiency and stability on a sustainable basis.

Art Against Knives X Mother Drucker Presents ‘As The Crow Flies’

Art Against Knives invites you to the opening of ‘As the Crow Flies’, a straightforward print show organized in partnership with Berlin-based gallery Mother Drucker, showing at the AAK Gallery in Boxpark, Shoreditch this Thursday.

‘As the Crow Flies’ showcases a collection of screen prints by a variety of European artists – Various & Gould, Penny, Anton Unai, Elmar Lause, Victor Ash, Hannah Parr, and Nomad. The exhibition aims to highlight the direct lines between visionary urban art and fine production silk screen printing.
Limited edition prints will be on show, and available to buy, at the AAK Gallery at Boxpark, Shoreditch from Thursday 1st- 29th MARCH 2012.