Watch as graffiti artist RETNA transforms the Louis Vuitton Miami Design District store facade into a work on art.
Featured artists include Mr Brainwash, Spanish street artist PEZ, Jason Atomic and Jaswant Flora.
Some of the most fresh and exciting work around at the moment! You are invited to join them for a drink!
Date: Thursday, November 1, 2012
Time: 6:00pm until 10:00pm
Tony's Gallery - 68 SCLATER STREET- London - E1 6HR
Over three decades ago, the mean streets and projects of philly, Detroit & NYC began to blossom bright with spray-painted tales and tags of inner-city ‘hoodrats armed with spray cans, innate artistic talent, and a way with words and imagery whether it be spoken or drawn that demanded to be seen and heard.
The best became known as graffiti kings, a title not easily won. this small band of guerilla artists, innovators of a now global art form are one of the few to earn the right to incorporate the crown image in their art or above their tag, through accruing the highest number of tags in the most difficult to access places or most openly defiant public spaces.
Stylish, subversive, in-yer-face political and social comment perpetrated by anonymous tagsters using the city and its transport systems as their urban canvas. now banned from street and subway, the new york kings have found another way to express themselves, more contained this time but no less ironic.
In london for the first time in over a decade, a unique exhibition of the godfathers of graffiti art using new york subway maps as their canvas to tell their 30 year story while remaining true to their roots. this is a rare opportunity to see examples of a genre that is often temporary by its very nature.
Even more special is the limited availability to own a work of urban art that is also a piece of history.
Opening : Thursday 1st November 6 pm – 9 pm
Music : DJ BOM5 – “Rocking Steady Mix”
Pure Evil Gallery - 108 Leonard St - London EC2A 4XS
Rap mastermind DOOM used to run the game in graffiti too. Here he comes out of a 10-year retirement to light up a dark London evening with his spray cans.
Kicking off from 6pm, Andy will also have two limited edition prints to buy on the night and Havana Rum will be laying on some drinks!
Boxpark - 2/10 BETHNAL GREEN ROAD - LONDON - E1 6GY
Thursday 1st Nov 2012 from 6-9pm
More info over on the Facebook event page here.
On the 1st of November he has his first solo show at Hoxton Gallery, doors at 6:30pm.
"Expect: nudity, dead poets, foetal diagrams, and a man with a really, really long beard. All made from tape."
Hoxton Gallery - 12-18 Hoxton Street - London - N1 6NG
URBAN MASTERS is an intense urban display in a former Victorian factory in London’s trendy yet subversive Shoreditch area. It will present the works of 33 of the world’s best street artists of the moment: Rone (AUS), Risk (US), Shepard Fairey (US), ROA (BE), Mentalgassi (DE), Sweet Toof (UK), Lek (FR), Gris1 (FR), Kan (FR) to name a few....
This will be the biggest urban and street art exhibition yet hosted by Opera Gallery in London, and most certainly one of the most important events on the London street art scene this year. With a broad scope of contemporary urban and street artworks and installations, URBAN MASTERS attempts to capture the feelings and experience of the artists who were invited to give their personal interpretation on the marks left by art history-makers.
The exhibition will also offer attendees a unique opportunity to meet some of the artists involved as there will be a poster / book signing featuring many of the aforementioned artists on the day of the public opening of the show: Friday 9th November 2012, 11am-7pm.
Date: 09/11/2012 - 18/11/2012, Monday- Saturday 11.00am - 7.00pm.
Location: Factory 7 - 13 Hearn Street - London EC2A 3LS
Boxfresh sent a camera crew over to Village Underground earlier in the month to capture what was happening at this years Moniker Art Fair which featured work from street artists including Hush, Luke Chueh, Niels "Shoe" Meulman & Ludo.
Coming to you this Halloween, Wednesday the 31st of October at a secret location in Bristol, “Trick or Treat” the exhibition. RSVP now for an invite to the Trick or Treat fun house. With prizes for best dressed punters. Bring your wallets and your friends, this ones gonna be a howler.
With artwork from RPM, Richt, Sickboy, Mudwig, Eko and Russell Maurice you do not want to miss this show, 6-9pm plus an after party. It’s first come first severed. 60 new original pieces of artwork plus installations, games, tricks and treats for those who are lucky enough to be first in line.
Eat, drink and be scary.
Secret Location - To RSVP email email@example.com
The location will be revealed to you via email the night before the show.
Buenos Aires is a complex, chaotic city. It has European style and a Latin American heart. It has oscillated between dictatorship and democracy for over a century, and its citizens have barely known political or economic stability. Throughout Buenos Aires' turbulent history, successive generations of activists and artists have taken to the streets to express themselves, through words and through art. This has given the walls a powerful and symbolic role. They have become the city’s voice.
This powerful tradition of expression in public space; of art and activism, has made the streets of Buenos Aires into a riot of colour and communication.
Stylised painted propaganda vies for attention with advertising billboards. Sprayed messages declare love for football teams, people and political ideals. Graffiti writers have tagged every wall and shutter, and in recent years street art has flourished bringing vibrant works to every corner of the city.
These layers of paint tell the story of this unique form of expression.
The walls of Buenos Aires talk. "White Walls Say Nothing" is a film which reveals how much they have to tell us.
Art-el Gallery is proud to announce that they will be showing a new collection of works by renowned artist, sheOne.
After a decade of traveling the globe, taking in New York, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, the Gambia and many points in between, sheOne brings his signature bold expressive strokes and highly personalised abstract over-spray to Art-el Gallery in Bristol.
Opening at 6pm on the 26th October and entitled ‘Blackatelier’, the exhibition will feature a collection of brand new works and installation pieces created whilst in residency at the gallery. The work reflects on his expansive history of mark making that is deep rooted in the era of New York subway graffiti.
Art-el Gallery - The College - Marksbury Road - Bristol - BS3 5JJ
The final part of the “Hexangle” art project will launch on Thursday 25th October. The concept behind the project, curated by Shambala and Sickboy, was to bring six international artists together at the festival and for them to each paint one side of the giant Hexangle live art installation.
Kid Acne, Mudwig, Russell Maurice, Sickboy, Zoot and 45rpm painted the Hexangle at Shambala in August, with the whole installation limited to just three colours so that hand pulled screen prints could be produced from their work. Only 20 editions of each of the six sets of screen prints will be available on A2, 100% recycled paper and each print is numbered and signed by the artist.
“This project is unique,” said Sickboy. “A live art installation has never been replicated on a screen print before and it’s great to be working with such talented artists who produce seriously fresh artworks.”
These distinctive and limited edition prints, priced at £75 each, are now available from Shambala's new online shop. All proceeds from the sale will go to the Banunule School for Orphans in Uganda.
“This is an opportunity to own a rare and highly collectable piece of art whilst also supporting a worthy cause,” said Oliver Grassi of Shambala Festival. “It’s also a lovely way of having a little piece of Shambala at home!”
Do you have an inspiring idea, an Interesting announcement or an exciting project? What better way to get it out there than on the back label of a bottle of Belgium beer brand Vedett? The Vedett Gazett is your chance to share and promote anything with the power to inspire. Cool projects, inspiring ideas, creative concepts, awesome blogs, original artworks and exciting events are all part of the program at the Vedett Gazett.
Friday night saw the opening of the long awaited Shepard Fairey exhibition Sound And Vision. This was the artist’s second London show, following a previous collaboration with Stolen Space Gallery five years ago.
I headed down on Friday to Stolen Space and joined the hundreds of other fans who patiently waited in the pouring rain to catch a glimpse of the work and the artist himself. Despite the slightly chaotic guestlist and queues, once I was inside I really enjoyed the show and the event. Shepard Fairey and DJ Z-Trip provided the soundtrack for the evening and more than made up for the long wait in the rain.
If you missed the opening the show runs until the 4th November so no excuse not to go and see it. Check out the clip above from Friday nights opening party that our friends over at UKStreetart found online. It was shot by photographer Hayley Ma.
Sound and Vision runs from the 19th October – 4th November 2012STOLENSPACE GALLERY - Dray Walk - 91 Brick Lane -London E1 6QL
Private View: Thursday 15th of November, 6pm – 10pm at
Tickets: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for guest list
Open to public: 16th – 19th November, 11am – 6pm (Closed Sunday)
Red Bull Studios - 155 – 171 Tooley Street - London, SE1 2JP
Communication agency Happiness Brussels recently collaboarted with street artist Ernest Zacharevic on a campaign for Toyota Belgium.
The 'Protect what's behind you' project saw Ernest Zacharevic invading a parking lot in Brussels (Q-Park Lepage) and confronted drivers with the dangers of maneuvering in reverse. Many car accidents happen while maneuvering in reverse. Not only cars get damaged, each year far too many children get injured or killed. This project is also an appeal to drivers to opt for rearview cameras. Check the clip below.
Bringing the diversity and ever-changing nature of East London indoors, Jo Peel’s exhibition will greet viewers with a stark black and white mural on the rear wall.
Collaborative products fuse shop and gallery space. Jo’s quirky architectural drawing of North Kensignton's Trellick Tower is expanded on striking monochrome wallpaper. The beautifully detailed tower drawing is also used on curved lampshades in heavy dupion silk.
For an injection of colour, luxurious square cushions are available. Three limited edition designs have been created, featuring Pitfield London’s exterior, Brick Lane’s Beigel Bake and the Tea Building on Shoreditch High Street. For an inexpensive memento, Pitfield London have produced a tea towel with the artist, displaying their concept store with trademark scroll logo in punchy neon pink.
Private view event 23rd October
You will find the RareKind pop up gallery at 10 Walkers Court, the alley way at the end of Berwick St in Soho. Opening night is on Thursday 18th October – RSVP: email@example.com
East London print house, Pictures on Walls have released an exclusive new print from Icelandic artist Katrin Fridriks.
The "Golden Awareness" print is an edition 77 and is an impressive 14 colour screenprint on Somerset Tub Sized Satin 410 gsm, 96x66cm in size and priced at £550.00.
Called Highs and Lows, this is the first exhibition to unite works made under his own name and his street art moniker, with the exhibition charting the journey from his early works in print making to the bold new typographic work he is making today.
"Highs and Lows" will see RYCA making (literally) bigger and more ambitious works than ever before, and collaborating with some of the major names in street art, including Ben Eine, STIK and David Walker. With such a bold clashing of styles, the results are bound to be eclectic and fascinating.
Show dates: 1st-15th November 2012
Opening Reception: 6-9pm Thursday 1st November 2012
London West Bank Gallery - 133-137 Westbourne Grove - London - W11 2RS
The solo show opens later this month, 27th October 2012, with a private view on the 26th, 6 — 9pm. More info on the show soon.
Now open for entries, anyone with a talent for free drawing, illustration, graffiti and design can enter at www.facebook.com/umbro. Here you’ll need to upload your best artwork influenced by football culture. The mechanic is simple, upload your work in the allocated Facebook tab and you are in the running. Four up-and-coming artists will then be shortlisted to take part in a live battle at East London’s Book Club on the 25th October. Each artist will have a helping hand from one of Europe’s illustration elite to guide and advise them while they battle it out in front of a 400 strong crowd. If that wasn’t pressure enough the whole event will be streamed live at www.facebook.com/umbro. Watch the teaser video above and if you still think you’ve got what it takes then head to www.facebook.com/umbro and enter before the 17th October closing date.
Thursday the 18th October sees the opening of the UK’s very first OBEY Clothing pop-up store in East London Old Truman Brewery. Coinciding with the highly anticipated Shepard Fairey show ‘Sound and Vision’ showcasing at the Stolenspace gallery also in the Old Truman Brewery, the Obey store will be up and running for just over two weeks. The opening night is on Thursday the 18th October kicking off at 5pm and the store will run at the space until the 4th November.
OBEY Clothing Pop-Up Store
12 Dray Walk - The Old Truman Brewery - 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
This year will feature works from Remi Rough, Penny, Niels 'Shoe' Meulman, Pakpoom Silaphan, Vermibus, Nancy Fouts, Mark McClure, Luke Chueh, Ludo, Jorge Rodriguez-Gerado, Hush, C215, Casey Gray, Greg Gossel, Ben Slow and Amanda Marie.
Moniker is open to Public:
Thursday: 7pm – 9pm: £10 entry including catalogue
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 7pm: free admission
Sunday: 11am – 5pm: free admission
Village Underground - 54 HolywellLane - Shoreditch - London EC2A 3PQ
World-renowned artist, propagandist and provocateur Shepard Fairey, is to exhibit new works in a major solo exhibition taking place at the Truman Breweries from 19th October 2012. This will be the artist’s second London show, following a previous collaboration with Stolen Space Gallery five years ago.It will feature a range of new works including mixed media paintings on canvas, works on paper, retired stencils collages, rubylith cuts, and as well as serigraphs on wood, metal and paper.
Entitled Sound and Vision, the exhibition title is taken from the David Bowie song of the same name. Bowie has been a major influence on Fairey, because he was able to master music and visual presentation with equal virtuosity. Music is an artistic medium that Fairey reveres almost more than he does visual art. He comments: “Music is visceral, but also has the additional powerful layers of the lyrics, with their content and politics, and the style, politics, and personalities of the musicians themselves. No matter how much I love art, or try to convince myself of its relevance in society, the fact remains that music is much more able to reach people’s hearts and minds.” The artist hopes to be able to induce in people, even a fraction of the emotion that hearing a new song or listening to a familiar one can evoke.
Sound and Vision, will incorporate a diverse array of mixed media works, which embody both the political and social influences on Fairey’s work, particularly that which is directly inspired by music. It is not only David Bowie, but also the Sex Pistols, Roxy Music, Gang of Four, the Clash and Metallica which have had an impact on Fairey’s work. To encourage viewers to experience an interaction between music and art, the artist will provide records from his own collection as well as customised vintage turntables to enable viewer listening. This section of the show is complemented by a display of eighty works which have the same 12x12” dimension as an LP sleeve. The artist will therefore use both sound and vision to connect with his audience.
19th October – 4th November 2012
STOLENSPACE GALLERY - Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery - 91 Brick Lane -London E1 6QL
Following on from the SS'12 collaboration with director, David Altobelli and the film, 'ROMA', the launch of the AW'12 campaign sees an escalation in 55DSL's commitment to fuelling creativity - each season, the 'Kids In Italia' campaign gives artists the opportunity to showcase their unrestrained creative vision of 55DSL's brand heritage: celebrating youth, freedom, fun and Italy.
'Beyond Mountains, More Mountains' is CANADA's first short film; an epic Italian road-trip, shot over two weeks, traveling from the mountains of Northern Italy, down to the Sicilian Island of Stromboli in the far south of the country.
On Thursday October 18th Tom 'Inkfetish' Blackford will be unveiling his long-awaited début solo show 'Imaginary Friends' at Blackall Studios in East London.
Imaginary Friends explores the mythologies of childhood, transporting celebrated archetypes of youth into a surreal adult world. Placing a veil of dark humour over icons of innocence makes Blackford's début an unmissable journey into a twisted world of strangely familiar characters.
Tom Blackford has worked as an artist on the streets for over a decade and has built a successful career as an illustrator and muralist. He has worked for publications such as Vanity Fair, produced work for exhibitions at the US animation powerhouses Pixar and Blue Sky Studios, whilst his graffiti has been celebrated in a host of publications from alternative lifestyle magazine Bizarre to the famous international graffiti magazine Graphotism. His passion for Japanese animation and pop culture has seen him create large murals for Manga Entertainment and grace the streets of Tokyo with his own brand of visual iconography.
Imaginary Friends marks Tom's further progression into the fine art arena and will be accompanied by a series of street pieces. Imaginary Friends is supported by Global Street Art and Tiger Beer. Blackall Studios - 73 Leonard St - London - EC2A 4QS
Bring your wallets and your friends. this ones gonna be a howler. With artwork from some of Bristols finest including RPM, Richt, Sickboy, Mudwig, Eko and Russell Maurice. 6-9pm plus an after party. It’s first come first severed. 60 new original pieces of artwork plus installations, games, tricks and treats for those who are lucky enough to be first in line. Eat, drink and be scary. Fresh spider cider and more.
To RSVP email firstname.lastname@example.org
The location will be revealed to you via email the night before the show.
This first Thursday Curious Duke Gallery will be launching their first collaboration with the renowned Hoxton Hotel. Curious Duke Gallery have been given the opportunity to take over the ground floor of Hoxton Hotel to make it in to an art inspired living utopia.
The award winning Hoxton hotel is very much at home in its Shoreditch manor. With roaring fires, polished concrete, exposed brick and an eclectic mix of leather sofas it's the insiders hang out away from hustle and bustle of Hoxton, it makes a perfect setting for the Curious Duke artists. Curious Duke will be launch their exhibition ‘The Curiosity Society’ on the 4th of October from 6:00pm until 9:00pm and will run for for 8 weeks.
Exhibiting artists include: Agnetha Sjögren, Andrea Tyrimos, Corinne Perry, Endless, Hannah Adamaszek, Jacky Hutson, Kamion, Kareena Zerefos, Karoline Rerrie, Lee Wardell , Mr Four Fingers, Nathan Bowen, Otto D'Ambra, Sue Young Lee, Tannaz Oroumchi ,Vicky Scott
The Hoxton Hotel - 81 Great Eastern Street -London - EC2A 3HU
Heavily influenced by humour and coinciding with London’s biggest year of sport, Funny Games looks at how we can all find comical elements amongst the tension and passion that is often so evident in sport.
Funny Games is inspired by Michael Haneke’s 1997 psychological thriller of the same name. By combining familiar aspects of games, with cinematic terms like goofs, bloopers and deleted scenes, This is Playtime has created a body of work designed to entertain and ensure that the viewer is always having fun.
Private View: Thursday 25th October, 18:00 — 21:00
Show runs from 25th Oct — 24th Nov 2012
Kemistry Gallery- 43 Charlotte Road - London EC2A 3PD
Photgrapher and designer Benjamin Roudet of The Big Addict has just dropped his latest short film featuring French Graffiti writer Tilt, working on a new large scale piece in his studio. Always interesting to see how artists produce their canvas work. Check it out.
You might want to also have a look at the other awesome Tilt video Panic Room from earlier this year also shot by The Big Addict.
‘Principle 54’ is the first time Dormice have exhibited the paintings that the pair have kept for themselves rather than distribute through galleries. Dormice’s paintings are heavily influenced by the international style media and often use its high-impact cover pictures for inspiration, contrasting these images’ own augmented reality with dreamlike background vistas. In other instances Dormice transpose the sybaritic visual language of 21st century lifestyle photography into their own adaptations of iconic paintings, such as Manet’s Olympia and Déjuner sur L’Herbe. “It is intended as if Manet, for example, were alive and painting these pictures today,” says one half of Dormice, Heinrich Nicolaus. The artists’ contemporary contrasts are arresting to say the least, ret-conning the historical shock value of the original paintings.
The exhibition’s title ‘Principle 54’ refers to a clause in the artists’ own working charter. “Our ‘principle 54’ states that we should do the opposite of what we are ‘supposed to do, going against the flow, stealing from other artists and directly including their work in ours,” says Heinrich. By glorifying high fashion and the commodification of the female body, or comparing modern pornography to the erotic work of master painters, Dormice provoke the more priggish elements of the metropolitan art scene. Equally, they provide a red-blooded celebration of contemporary living. “We are just here, like animals, living the moment,” say Dormice of their work and their process which they compare with making music: spontaneous and joyful but with grooves and melodies that are not only designed to appeal, but also form idiosyncratic and memorable compositions.
‘Principle 54’ by Dormice - October 4th – 3rd November 2012
Open Tuesday-Saturday 12pm- 6pm. Free entry
The Outsiders - 8 Greek Street -Soho - London - W1D 4DG