Following recent exhibitions in London, Amsterdam and Stockholm Tower Art Gallery have had PETRO as a resident artist at their space in Newcastle, for what will be the gallerys first solo show at the space.
As always PETRO 's distinctive style is pure and relentless in the exploration of graffiti letterform. Be sure to expect an array of visuals from captivating pattern repetition to the residential installation pieces, galactic 3D sculptures, drawings, paintings, prints and garments.As ever homage to Ralph Lauren is paid in full. 'Age 39 3/4' is an insight into the nomadic life of an artist on the verge of a mid life crisis.
Private View- 2nd August, 7pm-10pm.
Opens- August 2nd until August 30th.
THE TOWER - Ouesburn Valley - Stepney Road -Newcastle. (NE2 1TZ)
In a secret location in Central London on August 1st, 2012, Mr Brainwash is set to exhibit what he calls, "the biggest artwork I've ever done".
Fueled by burn.
Selected artists will also be contributing work to sell at auction to help raise funds for The National Autistic Society.
First 20 people through the door will receive a goody bag, plus there will be free cupcakes, chocolate and party bags for a few more people on entry.
MUSIC: Live music on the night, courtesy of8bit noise merchant, Chipzel
Live STREET FIGHTER: UK luchas, Lucha Britannia will also be present on the night doing their thang set to Street Fighter! Cosplay Competition: Come in fancy dress based omn your favourite video game, and maybe you could walk away with some sweet prizes! This exhibition is in association with The National Autistic Society, and sponsored by 8-Bit Zombie and Dirtyface.
Resistance Gallery - 265 Poyser Street - Bethnal Green - London - E2 9RF
Date: Thursday 2nd August
Time: 8.00pm Free Entry
the artist Matt Small.
‘Seen and Heard’ constitutes the first series of paintings to arise from Small’s involvement with the charity organisation Single Homeless Project (S.H.P). Significantly, ‘Seen and Heard’ represents a conceptual leap for the artist through his unprecedented interaction with his subjects. The ‘Seen & Heard’ project is an ongoing creative initiative established by Matt Small to counteract the continuing negative portrayals and perceptions of young people. Elaborating on his existing oeuvre, this exhibition thoroughly establishes Small as an active agent of social change as opposed to mere reactive commentator.
The painted portraits and sculptures that constitute this body of work depict those who have participated in the ‘Seen and Heard’ project to date. Alongside Small’s distinctive kaleidoscopic portraits there will also feature artwork, photographs, and film footage documenting the viewpoints of the individuals around whom this exhibition centres. In providing a platform for these young people to express themselves creatively and share their experiences of the world, it’s possible to combat disenfranchisement and instead create a sense of social inclusion and relevance for all those involved.
Single Homeless Project (S.H.P) is an independent charity organisation whose mission is to reduce poverty, social exclusion and homelessness across London. Established in 1977, S.H.P now works with 5,000 people a year across 17 London boroughs, providing a wide range of accommodation and community based support services for their clients.
Private view: Friday 10 August, 6pm–9pm
If you would like to attend please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blackall Studios - 73a Leonard Street - London - EC2A 4QS
It works in pretty much the same way as a regular relay only instead of a baton the teams pass on a piece of art. Artworks will be a mixture of graphic prints, photography, video art, sculpture and interactive installations. Each piece takes inspiration from the Olympics; looking at patriotism, victory as well as the darker side of the Olympics such as drug taking, surveillance and displacement.
Contributors include: Craig Oldham / Ill Studio / Thomas Mailaender / Max Lamb /Danny Sangra / Andrew De Francesco / Jackie Young / Will Bryant / La Bolleur / Oskar Peet / Joost Jansen / Leonard & Jeroen / Keetra Dean Dixon / Timothy Goodman / William Morrisey / Ed Nacional / James Bridle / Studio Goodone / Sean Freeman / Karim Zariffa / Simon Bilodeau
Private View: Thursday 2 August, 7pm-9pm
Exhibition Runs: 3 – 25 August
KK Outlet - 42 Hoxton Square - London - N1 6PB.
"A while back I was asked to paint a mural in the Olympic Village, with the high security there was no way of popping something up without permission so I went for it.
The location is a place called The Globe which is in the heart of the athletes village and serves as an athletes chill area, a place where the athletes can go and meet up, with Pool tables, a cinema, a download and music room, a stage and a bar area."
Below is a 3 minute time-lapse film of his 4 days of painting the huge 3 metre x 12 metre wall from blank canvas to the finished painting of 'NIKE, THE GODDESS OF VICTORY' as represented on the gold/silver and bronze medals.
‘Physical Graffiti’ exhibits a body of work which captures such dynamism within its static media that it serves to re-invent not only our conception of these much overlooked communities, but our reaction to photography as a whole. Using a split second of suspension as the recurrent visual motif, ‘physical graffiti’ marries the arresting nature of Cole’s advertorial work with his deeply personal reaction to the gangs and crews encountered throughout his journey.
The exhibition opens on 25 July and closes on August 5, opening times are 11-6pm Mon-Sat.
Hoxton Gallery - The Arch - 9 Kingsland Road- London E2 8AA.
So if you would like to attend sign up ASAP at http://graffitilife.co.uk/boxart/ and get down there on Sun 29th at 1pm. Art will be given on a first come first served basis.
The weekend saw the world premier of the ZEBRA FACE animated series @ SOUTH YORKS as part of Tramlines Festival in Sheffield. Character’s voices come courtesy of Jarvis Cocker, Rosamund Hanson, Chester P, Farma G, Juice Aleem, Infinite Livez and of course, Kid Acne.
For those of you not at the premier a series of adventures featuring Zebra Face and his trusty sidekick Durable Mouth Organ Diabetic will be shown on Channel 4's Random Acts in the very near future. In the meantime check out the trailer above.
The Museum of London has collaborated with Lomography – the vibrant community dedicated to analogue photography – to create an eye-catching LomoWall display.
Almost 30,000 photographs make up this 65 metre Olympic themed LomoWall, which spans the Museum’s entrance hall and rotunda, making it the longest running LomoWall in the UK to date.
More than 15,000 people from 32 countries submitted analogue pictures responding to the brief “inspiring and achieving in London’s Olympic year”. The photographs include images of Paralympic athletes in training for the London 2012 Games.
LomoWall is the culmination of a series of analogue photography workshops open to amateur, analogue photographers of all abilities. A selection of photographs from the workshops, along with other submissions, form a mosaic so the installation can be enjoyed up-close, or viewed from afar as a fascinating abstract artwork in its own right. The display is the first LomoWall in the UK since 2007.
The LomoWall is at the Museum of London until January 2013, and is free to visit, so come and check it out!
Sheffield street artist Phlegm was recently in New York and painted this lovely shutter. Check out the short film that Matthew Kraus captured of the artist at work. Be sure and check Matthew's set of images on flickr.
Phlegm. Gate. East Village. New York City. from Matthew Kraus on Vimeo.
Image ©Matthew Kraus
The Artist Series is a collection film portraits of inspirational artists from around the World. Fin DAC is a self-taught Street Artist from London and is the first portrait in the series
Tripp’s fascination with horror infuses all her works and yet in their fairytale-like portrayal these works play upon suggested ideas of inherent or hidden dangers within the landscape. Utilising the dichotomy between her childish subjects and the distinctly adult themes which they portray, Tripp provocatively questions the role which both ‘adult’ and ‘child’ play within those darker areas of the social psyche; she explains:
"While I was painting, I kept thinking about a small town full of young, isolated inhabitants and how every place, to a degree, has “a way” of doing things, a way which is rarely interrupted until an outsider witnesses and draws attention to it
I found myself thinking a lot about an interruption of consciousness - in the sense of it occurring in a group. I tend to paint a fraction of a story- often either prelude or aftermath – and so I ended up focusing on fictitious (often awkward social) scenarios occurring in a town that is unaware of its single-minded lapse in judgement; Cult-like. The idea being that children who don’t outgrow it, will fall victim to it. "
At once enchanting and disorientating, fantastical and freakish, Petit Mal takes the viewer into a child’s world full of adult intent. Running from July 27 to August 18 at Black Rat Gallery Shoreditch, come and witness Tripp’s bewitched/ brainwashed little children as they hover between the cradle and the grave.
Show opens to the public from July 26 to August 18.
Private view July 26 from 6-9. Please email email@example.com to RSVP
Black Rat Projects, through Cargo Garden, Arch 461, 83 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3AY.
Some new street art interventions from French billborad artist OX in his home country. The artist also took part in the recent Brandalism Billboard takeover event here in the UK.
The project took place over five days and saw the Brandalism crew hit 33 UK billboards in five cities posting up the work of 24 different artist from 8 countries. Some of the artists involved include Broken Fingaz, Cept, Dr.d, Ghost Patrol, Kennard Phillips, Paul Insect and Ron English. More info and a full gallery of all the work including OX's contribution to the project can be seen over on the Brandalism website.
Images via OX
Recognised throughout the art world as a pioneer in stencil art, Logan creates photorealistic paintings of urban landscapes in meticulous detail from layers upon layers of painstakingly cut stencils. Logan's focus on city architecture comes from the idea that hidden between city walls and alleyways are millions of stories and secrets from all the people who have lived and walked these areas before: "I see all these buildings and I wonder what stories they have to tell...my work reflects on the events that have come before me".
Structural Integrity will showcase a series of cityscape paintings as well as photographs taken from Logan's travels over the past 5 years, documenting the underworld of cities around America and Europe.
Dates: Friday 20th of July 2012 to Saturday 25th of August 2012
Private View: 19th July 2012
The Outsiders: London - 8 Greek Street - Soho - London W1D 4DG
Their work was to serve as a reminder to the public that they still have control over their surroundings and although we live in the most surveyed city on the planet, where peoples liberties are often compromised for financial gain and control, there is still room to take risks, think outside the box and change the world around you.
This exhibition will see the launch of a limited edition hand bound artist book from ATG. Each book will be signed and numbered with a hand screen printed cover.
The exhibition will also feature limited edition screen prints, originals and photographic work.
Show opens 03 August 2012 at Stolenspace.
Image via StolenSpace
An animation to coincide with Ben Eine's new 19 colour screen print release 'Oranges'
The print will be available online on Monday 16th July 2012 from einesigns.co.uk/
Directed, Filmed & Animated by Mark Warrington
Check this short documentary Topsafe London and Will Robson-Scott produced featuring Horfe earlier this year.
SIZE: 1000mm x 500mm - 40” x 20”
MEDIUM: 4 colour hand pulled silkscreen + UV spot varnish on 410gsm Somerset Tub Sized Satin
DESCRIPTION: Signed by the Prodigy/Signed by the artist/Stamped/Numbered.
Released in a number of colourways all of which can be seen and purchased via K-Guy's online shop on his website.
A multi media artist and creative instigator, Tim was featured recently in the Vice Creative 30, is a member of Courvoisier Future 500, and has been commissioned by cultural institutions and brands including Tate modern, Nissan, Lee Jeans, Upset The Rhythm and Levis. In 2010 he curated and co-founder the legendary pop up Chapter One gallery in Soho, under his moniker The Dilly has been releasing art zines and curating shows across the World for close to 10 years and at the start of 2000, was a founder member of the street art group with D*Face and helped promote and curate early London shows of now globally recognised artists such as Lister and JR.
All the artwork in 'The Daily Standard' was produced over a period of two months where the artist created work from and inspired by newspapers. Each day brought unexpected sources of inspirations in both themes and imagery, helping Tim focus his work on questions wider than just imagery, such as the importance of the news in this internet age, the amount of negativity and truth in the papers, and how to create an optimistic, positive future from a world seemingly gone mad, referencing early Peter Blake, The Hackney Gazette, punk flyers, Robert Crumb and political statements.
'The Daily Standard' promises a riotous mix of collage, drawings, prints and paintings, guaranteed to thrill, excite and start discourse about the wider world we live in. The show is based around the news, but will undoubtedly create its own headlines.
Pure Evil Gallery- 108 Leonard Street -London - Ec2a 4xs
Opening Night 2nd August from 6pm
Upcoming show at StolenSpace Gallery entitled Summer Sizzlers opens on the 19th July with a selection of new originals and print releasess. New print release from D*Face, Word To Mother & Charlie Anderson. The gallery will also be introducing new original works by Charlie Anderson, William Stevenson & Paul Stephenson.
Pictured above is the new D*Face edition "Over Me Over You" which will be a six colour plus varnish silk screen print on 400gsm stock, signed and blind embossed by the artist. This edition will come in three variants, each an edition off 55 and will be available exclusively in Tokyo!
D*Face has held TEN of each colourway of this print back, so THIRTY prints in total, to be released at StolenSpace on Thursday 19th July at 6pm. They will be available to purchase in person only for £200 at the gallery. No web or phone sales and no reservations. More info on the show when we have it.
You can buy the lastest issue online at verynearlyalmost.com/blog/shop/vna-19/ or pick it up in selected stores.
Brighton based artist Pinky has a new solo show opening in August at the Art-El Gallery in Bristol. Remember What You Stand for will feature brand new paintings and drawings from the artist as well as an Underground Comic Book.
The exhibition opens with a private view on Thursday 2nd August, 6.30 -9.30. Be sure and mark it into your calenders.
Art-El Gallery - The College Project - Marksbury Rd - Bristol - BS3 5JJ
Thirty cover artworks, all handmade originals using pen, ink, paint, chocolate and even fingernails will be on display at the KK Outlet until 24 July.
Alan Kitching, Anthony Burrill, APFEL, Bibliotheque, Daisy De Villeneuve, David Carson, Hellovon, Henrik Kubel, Hiroshi Tanabe, Hort, Ian Wright, James Joyce, Jonathan Ellery, Kam, Wallzo & Pauls, Laurent Fetis, Margaret Calvert, McGarry Bowmen, Meirion Pritchard, Melvin Galapon, Nigel Robinson, Paul Davis, Peter Miles, Quentin Jones, Rob Ryan, Sam Winston, Studio Frith, Supermundane, Tom Hingston, Trevor Jackson, Vince Frost.
Private View: Wednesday 11 July, 7pm-9pm
Exhibition Runs: 5 – 24 July
KK OUTLET - 42 Hoxton Square - London - N1 6PB |
Featured image, Tom Hingston.
Our friend Joao Retorta has just dropped this video for London label Lazy Oaf for the launch of their men's and women's capsule Batman collection. The collection will be available online on Friday 13th July, you can also join them for the launch party in their Fouberts Place store from 6-8pm. For more details click here.
Dscreet solo exhibtion "The Other Sideshow" will open at Roktic Gallery on July 12.
Roktic Gallery - 214 Brick Lane - London - E1
SHEPARD FAIREY at LONDON PLEASURE GARDENS
“I am really happy to be associated with the London Pleasure Gardens, it has a very rich history and it will be something that unsuspecting Olympic enthusiasts will stumble across. The mural symbolises freedom on speech and expression and it is the tallest piece I have ever done in a space that has a great deal of character and history and it is an incredible place for my work to be shown” —Shepard Fairey
This is the first piece from a new collection of paintings the artist has been working on over the last month. The series of three Remember, Regret and Remorse play with the idea of the 'tragic beauty'... beautiful girls with an unexplained sadness.
The Giclee Print is available in an edition of just 50 and is printed on Somerset Paper with deckled Edges and is available now for just £100 from Zero Cool's website.
‘Paper is my material of choice nowadays, and I have come to really appreciate its capacity to take any given form. It’s an incredibly flexible material that in recent years has taken centre stage in modern visual communication, and it’s a privilege to be a part of that.’ — Andrew Macgregor.
For this particular project Macgregor has drawn influence from artists such as Peter Blake who is most famously known for the sleeve he created for the Beatles album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Dabbling in pop art, his creations were often vivid and eccentric. As well as Blake, Macgregor has looked to Herbert Bayer’s art, which spanned many forms and he was considered to be the last living member of the Bauhaus art movement.
Exhibition Launch 19th JULY
The Book Club , 100 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH
Skullphone’s Digital Media paintings are calculated fabrications for indoor viewing, a departure from the large-scale outdoor work for which he first became known. The paintings document our modern world – one which is increasingly defined by connection and communication via brief technological encounters. Here, advertising, government, private enterprise signage, real- and digital-scapes are represented. This work employs a deliberate grid system of red, blue, and green paint applied to reflective aluminum panels one dot at a time, creating pointillistic images that dislocate when approached.
Los Angeles-based Skullphone first gained notoriety on city streets in 1999 for his iconic image of a black-and-white skull holding a cell phone, an image which pointedly welded humanity to technology. He sparked controversy and conversation when his artwork appeared on the first digital billboards found throughout Los Angeles in 2008. Positioning his artwork as both megaphone and white noise, he raised the issue and left local and online audiences to their own devices in appraising issues of connectivity, personal privacy, advertising, street art, urban blight and life in Los Angeles.
Friday 20th July XX12, 6-9 PM — RSVP - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ivory&Black Soho, 94 Berwick Street, London W1F 0QF
If you would like to attend RSVP: email@example.com
Anise Gallery, 13a Shad Thames, London SE1 2PU
Check out the Zine in the video below.
Published by Marc Vallée
First Edition 2012
Edition of 200
Numbered and signed by Marc Vallée
Printed with water-soluble inks on FSC certified paper stock which is chlorine free. The zine is available to purchase here.
Jo Metson Scott is a London based photographer. Her work has been exhibited in the UK and Europe, including Arles Photography Festival, 54th Venice Biennale fringe festival.
B store – 21 kingly Street, London, W1B 5QA