84 projects from Yokoland marks the 10 year anniversary of Yokoland, looking at a selection of projects from the past decade. Based in Oslo and Trondheim Norway, Yokoland promise a range of visual treats at Kemistry, including trees, a flag, a smashed light box, a miniature factory, several posters, some record sleeves, one friendship pin, one tote bag, one t-shirt, a soda bottle, a usb-key, a brick, two newspapers, Painter Green, an award statuette and plenty of books.
There will be a range of products available for sale exclusively at Kemistry Gallery during and after the show, including British-Yokolandic friendship pins, an array of posters and an exhibition catalogue.
Private View: Thursday 29th November, 18:00 - 21:00
Exhibition runs 29th November 2012 — 19th January 2013
Kemistry Gallery - 43 Charlotte Road - London - EC2A 3PD
The show consists primarily of original paintings on a variety of framed objects; as well as a selection of limited edition prints and an accompanying publication. As always, C&C’s ethos of beautifully hand rendered typography and illustration remain at the heart of their practice, this newest body of work is a prime example of what they do best.
Private View - 29th November
Show runs from 30th November - 8th December
London Framing Workshop - 12 Felstead Street - Hackney Wick - London E9 5LG
In these end of the world days, the only thing left is to know how to get it together. Below is Mr. Phomer's step by step video guide for those who want to make it in the game, whatever it is.
To celebrate those of us out there keepin' it real, there's a Limited edition of Screen Printed Tshirts, Bags, and signed and numbered Prints made in collaboraton with COPYEM. Released for a limited time, while the world still runs.
All are availabe over on Mr.Phomers online shop here.
Shown together the works create new points of departure. Incorporating poetry, appropriation, trompe l'oeil, photography and sculpture, the show is a manifesto of sorts, which lays the ground work for a series of possible new directions. If the atlas is a big as the earth, the exploration starts where you stand.
Price is one of very few artists to be accepted onto the Royal College of Art's MFA painting course without any prior training or qualification. This exhibition will show a culmination of work created during his time spent at the college, building on an artistic path that has led from graffiti, painting the UK's largest illegal piece & being invited to appear in Banksy's Oscar nominated film “Exit through the Gift Shop”, via fashion and design.
Private View: Thursday 6th December 6 - 9pm
Exhibition open 7th - 21st December 2012 - 10am - 6pm Tuesday - Saturday
Rove Gallery - 33-34 Hoxton Square - London, -N1 6NN
Join them for:
* Discounted designs from current and previous collections.
* Prices starting at £5.
* One-off Lazy Oaf pieces.
* Refreshments from Popchips & Rekorderlig.
The sample sale is taking over their Islington studio from 3pm-7pm on Thursday 13th December and as with most it will be CASH ONLY.
Nearest tube: Highbury & Islington or Old Street.
Space is limited so if you're planning to attend: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lazy Oaf Studio - Unit 6, Canonbury Business Centre - 190A New North Road - London - N1 7BJ
The brief is pretty open, the only requirements are that your work is handcrafted and in proportion to the size of their menu (205mm wide by 315mm high). This competition is open to everyone and they are happy for you to can use any medium you like – paint, pencil, collage – but no photography, as it isn’t in keeping with their style.
If you think you have what they are looking for you better get your skates on as the deadline of December 1st is almost upon us. All the details and entry forms for the competition can be found on the Nando's site here. Good luck everyone!
UPDATE: OK so Nando's have just extended the deadline on this and is now the 7th December 2012, which is good news as we have only just started working on our design! *Terms and conditions apply.
East London shoppers had the surprise of their lives when their local corner store in Dalston’s Kingsland High Street became a giant musical instrument for one day only.
The shop, Best Supermarket, was radically transformed overnight from a typical neighbourhood store selling everyday goods to an all-singing, all-dancing musical masterpiece by Red Stripe lager beer for their Make Music in the Corner Shop project which brought a little slice of Jamaica to the UK for one day only.
Products on the shelves and items left scattered around the store became the most unlikely of instruments, triggered into performance when a customer chose a Red Stripe from the shelves. The reactions of surprised patrons were captured in a ground-breaking video, released today, as they set off the corner shop to the well known rock steady tune of “A Message to You Rudy” by Jamaican musician, Dandy Livingstone, later made famous by The Specials.
To see how they made the store come to life check out this additional behind the scenes video below:
The Mammoth Book of Street art will be launched this Friday 30th November at Beach London. The evening will also see work on display from JAKe, Ronzo, Pinky, Malarky, Kid Acne, Espo, Florence Blanchard and more.
Beach London - 20 Cheshire Street - London - E2 6EH
You can expect a wide variety of styles, from the ‘Classic Graffiti’ popularised in Madrid to Barcelona´s own bright, happy, colourful styles… from Black Book pieces to the most current innovative video art… Espanish Conexion opens the door for a generation of artists that are currently transforming the face of contemporary Spain art.
1 December – 16 December 2012
Opening 30 November 6:00 – 9:00 pm
HIGH ROLLER SOCIETY - 10 PALMERS ROAD - LONDON E2 0SY
Tube — Bethnal Green, Mile End
Bus — 8, D6, 277
Location: 54 Rivington Street - London - EC2A 3QN
Thursday 29th November to Saturday 1st December, 10:30am-7pm all three days.
"I am humbled to have Chris Stain volunteer his remarkable talent to Studio Disaster Relief; he recently pumped out an edition of 50 prints and donated them to me as means to generate additional funds. Equally commendable is photographer Luna Park who provided the source photograph for the print. It is hard to express how grateful I am for all of those who've helped me during this time of need. Good friends and family are by far the best insurance policy. Love, Leon."
Artist: Chris Stain
Size: H: 19" x L: 25" (frame not included)
Edition: Of 50, signed and dated
Paper: 80lb acid-free, archival, made in USA
$25 (+ $5 shipping) Available here.
The contributing artists include Emma Block, Lesley Barnes, Laura Barrett, Natsuki Otani, Yelena Bryksenkova, Emmeline Pidgen and Karolin Schnoor. Prepare to be spellbound as you enter The Enchanted Forest.
This free exhibition opens on Wednesday 28 November and runs until Saturday 8 December.
The Gallery at Foyles - Third Floor - Charing Cross Road - London.
All the artists in the show have been given strict instructions not to have a good time and have been chosen for their penchant for the quirky anyway. Expect the worst! More details and a full line-up of the artist taking part can be found over on the event Facebook page here.
At the private view Thursday, 29 November 2012, the fabulous steam punk band ‘The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing’ will be performing a politely riotous set.
Private view 29th November 6 - 9pm- Open 30th November - 21st December Signal Gallery - 32 Paul Street - London - EC2A 4LB
Bomber Jackets, conceived by Ollystudio, sees the featured artists from Stencil Republic create limited editions of 50 covers for the popular street art edition published by Laurence King.
Each artist has been asked to produce their own unique, bespoke works of art for the book jackets, working with stencils, screen print and hand spraying techniques. The artists involved include: Aiko, Dan Innes, Dr.D, Rene Gagnon, Oriticanoodles, Ezbai, Run Don’t Walk, Ozi A1one, Sr X, Pisa 73, Artist Ouvier, STF and Alto Contrast.
The project looks to reinterpret classic and cult films posters. Much of the modern imagery associated with film marketing contains banal, spliced together pictures of the main actors with no soul or meaning behind it. I want to create artworks that reflect artistry, skill and the importance of Cinema.
Peter Strain is an AOI (Association of Illustrators) Critics’ Choice Award-winning illustrator based in Belfast.
Private View: 6.00pm - 9.00pm 10th January 2013
Coningsby Gallery - 30 Tottenham Street - London - W1T 4RJ
Artist Imbue has just released their brand new 'Bootleg Colouring Book' in a limited edition of just 100.
Professionally printed and bound the A4 book is full of imbue artwork, ready to colour in. Ideal for the Christmas season. Signed and numbered editions with each book including an exclusive 'Gold Mickey' screen print. Also signed and numbered. The book can be purchased from the artist website here.
The poster (18” x 24”) is an original design by Lush referencing the United States Postal Services’ Label 228 Priority Mail postal label that so many sticker artists use to create works and put up all over the world. In addition to the posters, each buyer will receive a special bonus item of original work by Lush, from an actual tagged postal label to a hand sprayed poster. Items will be available by blind tube and are priced at $15 plus shipping and handling through The Vandalog Shop.
Pop Lives, Pagan Hearts is Copyrights 2012 solo show and sees him exploring the pop elements of his work the bright colours and repetition, but combining this with mythological narratives at the same time. Copyright discussed that despite our confidence that we are on the cutting edge of science and technology, living in a modern cultured world, that generally speaking all our belief systems be they religious, moral or superstitious are rooted in ancient times. “You may think you’re the coolest kid on the block with your latest iPhone and AF1’s but if things go wrong it won’t be Apple that you’re praying to.”
Private View: November 22nd 6pm – 9pm To attend the private view please RSVP: email@example.com
Pure Evil Gallery-108 Leonard Street - London
Artist Brian Donnelly, better known to most as KAWS joins the balloon line-up of this years 2012 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. His balloon is in the shape of one of his most famous characters, Companion. ARTINFO visited KAWS in his Brooklyn studio and talked about his preparation for the parade.
Deliberately esoteric and argumentative from the outset, HYB's varied content was curated by a select group of contributors drawn from the darkest corners of graffiti's uniquely peculiar demographic. With scant regard for aesthetics or punctuation the site inexplicably developed into a fully fledged blog with a hefty following.
HurtYouBad#1 aims to be the crystallization of a half remembered and fully inebriated mission statement: 'a graffiti magazine without graffiti'.
"So, with the demise of the glossy graffiti magazines we grew up on and a desire to produce something that would appeal to the more cerebral reader, we set forth. Forget the Illuminati; the connections that graffiti affords its participants would have David Icke affording us lizard man status.
This insipid infiltration of the mainstream world by writers allows us a unique insight into contemporary culture. For its debut outing HurtYouBad#1 indulges in some pig plastic surgery, talks to a couple of artists and takes a few snapshots on its travels."
With contributions from TopSafe alumni Will Robson-Scott and world-renowned graffiti writers Roid and Horfe, the magazine also features artist Will Tuck, Smart Crew, Sean Vegezzi, Gary Warnett and Stephen K Shuster, amongst others.
HurtYouBad#1:Concealed Intentions is available now from TopsafeLondon and selected retailers worldwide. £8 + p/p 108 pages American newsletter size.
Our friends at VNA magazine recently dropped their latest issue number 20 featuring the one and only RETNA on the cover. The latest issue also featured a whopping 32 extra pages of freshness and includes Greg Simkins, Neckface, Smash 137, Guy Mckinley, Josh Keyes, Ben Frost, DeeDee Kid, Ozmo, Above, Will Robson-Scott and as mentioned cover star Retna.
The VNA team headed out to visit Retna in his LA studio where he shared with them some great insight into the thought process behind his work. Check out the video below directed, filmed and edited by Dscreet. We then suggest you head over to VNA and buy yourself a copy of the latest issue if you haven't already done so here.
Image via VNA Magazine.
Our friend RUN has recently released a new screenprint titled The Storyteller. Here is what the artist had to say about the new edition.
"The story teller’ A story, or the beginning of a story, an illustration for a book that has never been written. Everyone wants a storyteller near by to send us floating into our world of dreams and suspended intrigue; at least we all wanted it when we were little. All that can be imagined will be, it’s a timeless theatre of tales to be told with whispers and roars. Find the child within you, wrapped in reckless abandon. Be brave and curious, have no fear of the black shadow, embrace the diversity and give voice to your fantasy…The story teller is coming." — RUN
The new edition has been printed by East London print house MULA Printing and is sized at 60 x 39 cm, 3 colours available in 4 different colours blue/red/yellow/green . Each is an edition of just 12, printed on Fabriano Rosaspina paper 300gsm signed and numbered. The new prints are £65 + shipping and available now via the artists website here.
If you happened to miss this years edition of Nuart then check this film which documents the festival featuring works from Aakash Nihalani (US), Dolk (NO), Eine (UK), HowNosm (US), Jordan Seiler (US), Mobstr (UK), Niels Shoe Meulman (NL), Ron English (US), Saber (US), &The Wa (FR).
His work currently focuses on African fabric patterns and animals, this concept has crept seamlessly into this exciting new collection in the form of the Pencil Case Thieves.
Louis recently told Slanted Mansion “I paint for people to see it. That’s why I go and paint on the street. I want people to see it.”
Come along and meet Louis Masai and all his creepy friends and crawl home with painting or a print on 15th November from 6pm at Nancy Victor Gallery. RSVP.(RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Private View: Thursday 15th November 2012, 6pm to 8pm
Dates: 16th November to 7th December 2012
Nancy Victor Gallery - Charlotte Place - London - W1T 1SG
Another fantastic clip from filmmaker Andrew Telling. His latest project Old Norse is a short film documenting Irish artist Conor Harrington's trip to Vardø, Norway for this years Komafest festival.
Cinematography & Edit - Andrew Telling
Grade - Chloe Hayward
Musical Score - Lucinda Chua
Guitar & Musical Production - Andrew Telling
Titles - Chris Thompson
Turquoise Edition: 76 × 56 cm / Edition of 35 / 150 €
Gold Edition: 76 × 56 cm / Edition of 15 / 180 €
Both editions will be available via the Pretty Portal website on Thursday 15th November.
Gimme Five Presents: The Big Winter Sample Sale
Friday 16th November 15:00 - 21:00
Saturday 17th November 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday 18th November 12:00 - 18:00
Brands at the sale will include... STUSSY / WTAPS / NEIGHBORHOOD / ORIGINAL FAKE / HEAD PORTER / HEAD PORTER PLUS / STUSSY DELUXE and many more..
£1 Entry to sale and it will be cash only.
Shop 14 - The Old Truman Brewery - 15 Hanbury Street - London E1 6QR
Join them for a one-night only exhibition in east London to mark the release of 'Atroce' - a 96 page photobook which charts the duo's explorations of abandoned buildings across Europe.
A small selection of original drawings and sketches will also be on display, whilst James Kalinda and Centina will be transforming the basement of our chosen venue with installation-based works. More details can be found over on the Facebook event page here.
Power Lunches - 446 Kingsland Road - London E8 4AE
URBAN MASTERS is an intense urban display in a former Victorian factory in London’s trendy yet subversive Shoreditch area. The show opened it doors yesterday and features 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....
Check out the video from the show opening above and if you are in London get over to FACTORY 7, 13 HEARN STREET, LONDON EC2A 3LS
PUBLIC EXHIBITION : 9 - 18 November 2012
Open Monday-Saturday 11am - 7pm & Sunday 12 - 5pm
New book Burn after Reading has just been launched and features the photography of the super talented RomanyWG.
Legal or illegal graffiti. It’s sometimes beautiful, sometimes ugly, but given time it can be breathtaking in it's skill of execution. Mural graffiti, although it may be unfashionable to say so – is impressive at least in part because it's really bloody difficult to do it well. Sadly these murals take too long to create for the illegal stuff to proliferate. So, until the revolution of consciousness when our leaders will simultaneously attain enlightenment and put up or shut up, budding muralists need to find legal walls. Collected here in this new book are a selection of the best.
Burn After Reading, published by CarpetBombingCulture, is the end result of a unique meeting of styles when high end professional photography meets cutting edge graffiti. The past 10 years has seen an explosion of interest in graffiti. RomanyWG, compiler of bestselling photography book Beauty in Decay, is this time found behind the lens breaking new ground in bringing to life both the craft and creativity of modern day urban painters.
The book is available online from Amazon and directly from CarpetBombingCulture.
Next up at central London gallery Ivory & Black Soho is a new solo exhibition titled "This Land was your Land" featuring the work of Japanese artist Hiro Kurata.
This exhibition presents the artist’s interpretation of the traditional Western approaches to portraiture and still life – two of the most prominent genres of painting throughout the History of Art. In his paintings, Hiro is particularly interested in the symbols of wealth and power – two essential features that he uses both in portraiture and still life, from the ancient Rome to the contemporary age of celebrity. His imaginary heroes – the “Baseball sluggers” – are figures embodied of symbols that reflect the cultural and racial conflict in the modern Western Society, and his confusion between the concepts of race and culture in America.
Private reception with the artist: November 9, 6.30 – 9.00PM – RSVP at email@example.com
Exhibition: November 9 – December 7, 2012
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 2-8 PM
Ivory&Black Soho - 94 Berwick Street - London - W1F 0QF
Our friends over at Protein have recently launched The Shelf, their in-house magazine store dedicated to some of the world’s best food and art publications that they love and want to share with us all.
From now on, when visit them at 18 Hewett Street for a cup of joe from their Protein by Dunnefrankowski coffee shop you'll be able to read, drink and shop their stocked titles.
They also have the UK exclusives for ACQTASTE and Wilder Quarterly too, which you won't be able to pick up anywhere else.
The Shelf is currently stocking:The Gourmand (UK), ACQTASTE (CA), Wilder Quarterly (US), Lucky Peach (US) and Gather Journal (US)
The Shelf at Protein - 18 Hewett Street - London EC2A 3NN
Mon - Fri: 08.00 - 17.00
Sun: 11.00 - 16.00
EndoftheLine, alongside clothing label SupremeBeing hosted the recent event & exhibition 'The White Canvas Project Part III' that ran for a week last month. It was a great event featuring the famous t-shirt printing Hit + Run crew as well as live painting from artists: Jim Vision, Guy Mckinley, Stendec, Will Barras & Sheone.
Artists featured in the project included; Sheone, Jim Vision, Guy Mckinley, Sandra Dieckmann, Chase, Bue the Warrior, David Walker, Will Barras, Blaine Fontana, Memuco & Mr Penfold. If you missed the event check the above video to see exactly what went down during that week of the project.
The Photocopy Club hosted their first ever London show at Beach back in February of this year. Known for hosting monthly photo exhibitions which feature Photocopied/xerox photography that photographers from around the globe have posted to them, we are looking forward to seeing the photos here in London as well as enjoying some lovely free rum courtesy of Sailor Jerry! See ye down there.
Show opening night, Thursday November 22, 6 - 9pm
BEACH London - 20 Cheshire Street - Off Brick Lane - London
Features work by Augustine Kofie, Divine Styler, Phil Ashcroft, Boris 'Delta' Tellegen, SheOne, Matt W. Moore, O.Two, Mark Lyken, Sat One, Christopher Derek Bruno, Moneyless, Mr Jago, Part2ism, Jaybo Monk, Poesia, Derm, Jerry 'Joker' Inscoe, Remi/Rough, Clemens Behr, Carlos Mare 139 and Nawer.
More images and info at futurism2-0.com
Produced by Gamma Proforma.
The Museum of Curiosity is inspired by the ‘Wunderkammern' of Renaissance Europe; collections put together by wealthy, well-travelled patrons that sought to represent a microcosm of the world by drawing together diverse and wonderful objects from natural history, religious relics, historical and archaeological artifacts together with works of art. The influence of such collections has been immense; the Wunderkammer of celebrated British curiosity collector Sir Hans Sloane when bequeathed to the nation on his death in 1753, became the founding collection of both the British Museum and the Natural History Museum.
It is in this tradition that they have created The Museum of Curiosity; their own 21st century Wunderkammer, replete with their personal edit of 'weird shit' from the natural world (a human skeleton, a Walrus’ penis bone beautifully carved with thirteen human skulls, the tusk of a woolly mammoth, a selection of early medical instruments, a hippopotamus skull) alongside specially commissioned works by artists.
So, among the skeletons and mummified animals, we see works such as Dream Reliquary, by US artist Swoon, in which transcripts of dreams collected from worldwide contributors will be printed and stored in hundreds of tiny drawers within her sculpture. Also, the mixed media works Intertwangleism by Alabama sculptor inventor, designer and folk artist Butch Anthony whose home on an 80 acre compound in Alabama filled with curiosities, has become a folk art destination.
The Museum of Curiosity, features works by artists including Swoon, Butch Anthony, Oskar Rink, Giles Walker, Delaney Martin, Taylor Shepherd, Jessica Harrison, Tessa Farmer, Candice Tripp and Nancy Fouts. A preview evening will be held on Thursday November 8th from 6pm until 9pm and stay open until Christmas.
Black Rat Projects - 15 Bateman Street - Soho - London - W1D 3AQ
This year's colourful and exciting show celebrates a wide range of photographic styles and features talented artists from around the world as well as a fine selection of home-grown talent.
SoShowMe III opens at theprintspace gallery at 74 Kingsland Road on Thursday, 8 November from 7pm - 9:30pm with drinks provided.
The exhibition then continues from 9th to 30th November, Monday-Friday 9am-7pm.
Jonathan Darby is currently in San Francisco working on the exhibition, which was inspired by 7 months working in The Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique. With children’s charity AptART, Darby ran art workshops for street children, orphans and former child soldiers, witnessing the effect of the socio-political climate on the youth of the area firsthand. While there, Darby also experienced a resurgence of violence in the east where he was running projects, sparked by the DRC rebel activity. CONGO responds to his time spent in such an environment, highlighting Congoloese children Darby worked with, through mixed-media paintings and floor to ceiling installations.
A portion of the proceeds from the show will be donated to AptART.
Jonathan Darby Solo Show - CONGO - 10 November 2012
White Walls Gallery, San Francisco
Each of their designs made their way onto the looms of a traditional mill housed in a beautiful 19th century palace in Cairo. This mill has been owned by the same family for generations, who oversee the time-honoured hand-knotting craft whose products adorn some of the world’s most beautiful interiors.
website for more info.
Are you a modern contemporary craftsman? If the answer is yes then keep reading this post and find out about the The Modern Craft Project
Partnering with global creative magazine Wallpaper*, VICE and Ketel One are on a mission to find contemporary craftsmen and women who bring traditional skills into the modern day. They are searching for modern craftsmen like you, who want to take their work, their careers and themselves further. People keen to establish a legacy of their own.
So up for grabs is the chance to be included in the Modern Craft Exhibition as well as a listing in the Modern Craft Directory. Plus if that wasn't enough you will also get coverage in Wallpaper* magazine and the extraordinary levels of international exposure that go with it. They will also be helping selected craftsmen to take their work to the next level and to an even wider audience by giving you the chance to win a share of the Ketel One Legacy prize fund of £30.000.
All UK candidates work will be evaluated by a local and a global panel of experts. The local panel will define a shortlist for the global panel and will host the multimedia exhibition in 2013. The Local Panel includes a representative from Wallpaper, VICE magazine (Milene Larsson / European Managing Editor) and an independent industry expert (Duffy Jewellery). The global panel of experts includes Bob Nolet, 11th generation distiller of Ketel One Vodka, Tony Chambers, Wallpaper* editor in chief and a represantive from the Diageo Global Design Team. The multimedia exhibition will showcase the work of the candidates at the beginning of February 2013 in London.
If you think you have what they are looking for and want to be involved in the project, click here now for full details of how to get your entries in before the closing date of the 30th November 2012.
Last week saw street artist Kiwie stage an exhibition titled STEAL ME! which was held in streets of Riga. The exhibtion of works of on canvas was displayed not in a gallery but in the streets and people were encouraged to steal all of the artworks and take them home for free. Check the clip above.