Dan Kitchener Solo Show at Graffik Gallery

Graffik Gallery is delighted to be hosting a Solo Show for Dan Kitchener (aka DANK). Dan will be showcasing his cityscapes / lightscapes on canvas and also some of his Tokyo neon, style Geishas now a world famous image Dan Kitchener aka ‘DANK’ is an artist / street artist from the UK.

Working in and around London and Essex, he has continued to demonstrate a wide range of diverse skills and talents. Never sticking to one format, subject or technique for too long, he thrives on new challenges in his ever-evolving and expanding art and creativity. Working across all mediums, scale plays an important part in his work - he has a fondness for epic street pieces, with his monstrous creations seen on walls ranging from 20ft to over 100 ft. Light and the effects of light is also another huge aspect of his work, using this technique to give life to a varied range of compositions.

 This will be Dan’s second major solo show in London this year, another planned in Germany in October as well as numerous live events in the UK and Europe

 Public Opening Thursday 27th June at 7pm
 Graffik Gallery - 284 Portobello Road - London - W10 5TE
 RSVP: art@graffikgallery.co.uk

The Monocle Guide to Better Living Book

Monocle is one of the most successful magazines to be developed in the past decade. Armed with an unmistakable sense of aesthetics and journalistic tenacity, its team—led by editor-in-chief Tyler Brûlé—has created an intelligent publication that continually inspires a global readership who is interested in everything from diplomacy to design.

For its first-ever book, The Monocle Guide to Better Living, the editorial team looks at one of their core themes: how to live well. An indispensable guidebook to contemporary life, it surveys locations, products, and ideas to create the ultimate reference for inspirational ways to improve your life.

The book is a Gestalten publication and due to be released in September 2013. It is available to pre-order now from Amazon here

The Photocopy Club and Protein Present "Now That's What I Call Photography 2"

The Photocopy Club and Protein Present "Now That's What I Call Photography 2", an exhibition consisting of work from 30 international photographers hosted at Protein's London gallery, 18 Hewett Street.

The Photocopy Club will also have an open wall in the gallery for photographers to bring in their own work and curate their own space within 18 Hewett street.

Please come and join them on the 27th for the opening night from 6-9pm. The exhibition will run from the 28th of June to the 8th of July.

Mon - Fri: 8am - 6pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: 11am - 4pm

18 Hewett Street - Shoreditch - London - EC2A 3NN

Andrew Kinsman solo show 'Fragile'

Andrew Kinsman is one of those fortunate people who are very talented indeed practioners in more than one art form. As well as being a hugely accomplished artist with a burgeoning career, he is also a very successful saxophonist, performing with some very big names such as Noel Gallagher and Kasabian.

However recently Andrew has been devoting the bulk of his time to his painting in the build up to his first solo show at Signal Gallery and also in response to an extremely prestigious commission from the Royal Mail. The brief for this commission was to paint a large group portrait of the ‘Dream Team’ to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Football Association. The individual players were then featured in a set of commemorative stamps, which were released in May 2013. This has led to a lot of media attention and press interviews for the artist, proving to be an ideal springboard for his first major solo show in London.

 Date: 28th Jun - 13th Jul 13th
If you'd like to attend the Private View on the 27th June email the gallery at info@signalgallery.com  

Signal Gallery, 32 Paul Street, London EC2A 4LB

Charlie Isoe 'In The Bad Bush ' Exhibition at Lazarides

Lazarides Rathbone welcomes Charlie Isoe back to London for his second solo exhibition, In The Bad Bush.

After inexplicably disappearing for several years following his initial success, he now returns with a new series of large canvases characterized by skilfully rendered figures with dynamic, sweeping brushstrokes, a gestural yet painterly application and frantic scrawlings. Delving further into abstraction, Charlie introduces a new element in his work: large photographic prints are the backdrops for recurrent themes of flesh, sexual acts, depravity and decadence.

Isoe's knowing brushstroke, describes not so much a projection of fantasy, rather a lurid recollection of lived experience.

28th June — 25th July 2013
Private View 27th June
Lazarides Gallery, 11 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1HR

Clumsy - Milo London Solo Exhibition

In ‘Clumsy’ we see the world through the eyes of a man with Asperger’s, with all of his bizarre manners and extraordinary sensibility.

In his work, Millo explores visions and dreams; the power of the ‘normal’ individual and how the order of arrangement of each life experience is ‘disturbed’. This is taken straight from his own life as a man with Asperger’s, symbolised through his drawings of ‘a lonely man moving around the world’.

“Clumsy is the story of a dreamer who has the right to indulge in solitude; far from frustration and a city's troubles where there is no escape from reality, no magic world to occupy, no fairyland and no ''beyond'' in which one can lose themself looking for a dose of peacefulness"
July 2nd – 9th, 2013
Hoxton Gallery - 9 Kingsland Road - London

The Many Faces Of David Bowie - Street Art show at Opera Gallery

Last week we hit up the opening of a new show at London's Opera Gallery on New Bond Street entitled The Many Faces of David Bowie featuring a collection of David Bowie-inspired art!Our friends at Butterfly news were also at the opening and they have put together the video above.

The participating artists included Lita Cabellut, David Mach, Joe Black, C215, The London Police, Mac1, Jimmy C, Kid Zoom, Mr. Brainwash, Kan (Da Mental Vaporz), Juan Barletta, Hisham Echafaki, Jef Aérosol, D*Face, Marco Lodola, André Monet, Nick Gentry, Zoobs, Eduardo Guelfenbein, Paul Alexis, Jean-Paul Donadini, and Richard Young.

The show opened on the 21st June, 2013 and continues until the 31 August 2013
Opera Gallery London - 134 New Bond Street - London W1S 2TF

Losers Japan - Spring Summer 2013 London Launch Event

Japanese footwear label LOSERS launch their SS13 collection with Footpatrol.

Born and raised in Japan, LOSERS is always striving to create things with a sense of iki. “A concept of beauty & perseverance unique to Japan.” LOSERS have embodied a unique blend of traditional Japanese inspired design with contemporary footwear, paying homage to their ancestral roots of “iki” from the Japanese Edo period. This season’s range focuses on the concept of bold prints and vivid patterns that delivers yet another line up filled with beauty & perseverance.

To celebrate the SS13 release Footpatrol have got a pop-up space on Berwick Street. Come through to this official UK launch on Thursday the 20th June to preview the Spring Summer 13 collection, and meet the artist and head designer ‘SNEAKERWOLF’ who will be in attendance for a special guest appearance.

A collection of his coveted “Kanjiography” artwork will also be on display for your viewing pleasure and rumour has it that the man behind the brand will be brandishing his brushes with some live paintwork throughout the course of the evening.

Don’t miss out on what’s shaping to be an event to remember… Thursday 20th of June, 2013 – from 7:00pm onwards.

75 Berwick Street- London - W1F 8TU
Music provided by Chris Read (BBE, Music of Substance)
The pop-up gallery will run Friday & Staurday only, 11-5pm


This video has been doing the rounds on the blogs the last few days and there is a reason for that, it's pretty awesome. Watch the whole thing!

Shot/ Cut: Selina Miles. http://unitysoundandvisual.com

Tony Lee Solo Show 'Leaving the World Behind' At Cult Mountain

Finally the waiting will be over, and  gallery Cult Mountain are bouncing off the walls with excitement! The super talented Illustrator, Animator and Screen-printer Tony Lee will be unveiling his latest body of work in an exclusive show at Cult Mountain.

His work conjures up feelings of transcendence, leaving the viewer with an alien yet strangely familiar feeling as the colourful images unravel into the depths of the subconscious mind.
'Transcending the world' was the idea behind my latest drawings - bizarre characters and anthropomorphic flowers collide in images reminiscent of religious or magical icons.

Tony is influenced by Ancient Mexican Art, African Masks and all manner of religious/tribal art that he balances with a contemporary interest in comics, animation, graffiti and street art.

6-11 pm, and a fully stocked bar to accompany the intergalactic journey.

Cult Mountain - 141 Bethnal Green Road - London - E2 7DG

Alex Partola's Ghost in the Machine Book Launch & Photography Exhibition

Studio74 are pleased to announce that they will be presenting the Book Launch and Photography Exhibition for Russian photographer Alex Partola.

Having been part of a number of group exhibitions over the last twelve months in Russia, this will be the first European solo exhibition for this young but perceptive photographer. This will be your opportunity to see him ‘open the curtain’ on the reality of Russia’s underground graffiti art world. The exhibition will include 15 photographs from Partola’s book "Ghost in the Machine".

Opening times: 12th June 2013 - Private viewing from 6pm till 10pm, more details and to RSVP head over to the event Facebook page here.

13th-19th June 2013 - Exhibition open to public between 10am and 6pm

Studio74 - 74 Salusbury Road - London - NW66NU

Penguin Street Art series Launch Event

Literature and Street Art collide in a new collaborative project commissioned by Penguin UK Books. The Penguin Street Art Series asked ten world-renowned street artists to create distinct new covers for contemporary classics, producing a bespoke edition set of contemporary fiction withan urban edge that is a must for any bookworm . Books in the series include Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Jonathan Coe's What a Carve up!, Nick Hornby's How to be Good and William Boyd's Armadillo.

To celebrate the publication of this series, Foyles Bookshop are hosting the very street-credible launch event. Just outside their cosy riverside bookshop at Southbank Centre, and right in the centre of the urban cultural scene, the internationally acclaimed street artists 45RPM, Ventsa and Oath will create bespoke pieces of art inspired by this literary series.

Pop down to Foyles at Southbank Centre between 2pm and 4 pm on Saturday 8th June 2013 to see the street artists in action, check out the latest Penguin design series and get a limited edition poster print, plus enjoy music specially curated by the street artists themselves.

This event is free and there's no need to book - just turn up!

Foyles, Southbank Centre, Riverside, London, SE1 8XX 

Nelly Duff presents Matt Small, 'The Radiant Ones' Exhibition

East London based gallery Nelly Duff introduces 'The Radiant Ones', a series of new original portraits by BP Portrait Prize nominee, Matt Small.

Small aims to acknowledge the unacknowledged, reinventing his subjects just as he reinvents the institution of oil painted portraiture. The artist makes an emotive investment in each image via a supremely expressive handling of this age-old medium, breaking down traditionally set hierarchies of 'Fine Art' and instantly heightening the status of those he choses to depict- allowing each to shine radiant!

Opening Night: Wednesday 3rd July 6-9pm. The exhibition then continues throughout July- September.

RSVP: hello@nellyduff.com to attend the preview opening.  
Nelly Duff Pop-Up
at The Hoxton Hotel, 81 Great Eastern St, London, EC2A 3HU
Photo credit: Mark Rigney

The xx - "Fiction" (Official Video)

You Need To Hear This presents the new video for "Fiction" taken from The xx's album Coexist out now. Check it out.

Directed by: Young Replicant
Produced by: Justin Benoliel
Production Co: Pulse Films

DalEast -The Final Night Opening

Chinese Street Artist DALeast has been in London over the last few weeks painting a number of murals across East London. He will return for the opening of this new event "The Finale Night" this Thursday in London, June 6th at 5pm.

The DALeast London Dare was a challenge set for people to find all of the 7 murals the artist painted and then upload the images of these to the DalEastLondon website. The first 50 players to complete the challenge are set to win a limited edition DALeast prize. There is still time to register and participate in the big hunt!

James Jarvis 'Objects in Space'

James Jarvis' returns to Beach London for his second solo exhibition.'Objects in Space' will see a new body of original artworks by the London-based illustrator that feature his Sphere character at a number of iconic international skatespots.

The Sphere character, a loose and playful simplification of the vector-based characters for which Jarvis is known, features in the ongoing body of work 'Spheric Dialogues' - a daily comic strip in which the Sphere responds to a series of architectural, cultural and philosophical conundrums - 'Objects in Space' is a progression of this.

Sphere finds himself within real-life locations - an international selection of famous skateboard 'spots'; perhaps unaware of the perversion of architecture that normally takes place in these locations, Sphere, accompanied by other, rudimentary geometric shapes, perhaps uses his knowledge of architecture garnered during 'Spheric Dialogues' to create dynamic and unique uses of these iconic spaces of his own.

6-30th June 2013 - Private View June 6th 2013
BeachLondon - 20 Cheshire Street - London - E2 6EH

Supremebeing & Topman General Store Art Jam

On the 6th of June Supremebeing are getting together with the Topman General Store in Shoreditch, London to host a live art jam!

SS13 is the first season in which Supremebeing is available from the East End store and this event is a celebration of that. So join them for a drink, enjoy some art by the talented Mr Hicks and Bailon, all of which is soundtracked by DJ Milian.

Thursday 6th June 5-8.30pm
Topman General Store - 98 Commercial Street — London


Australian artist Reka One has been splashing some colour around East London recently. While in town the talented bunch at Idrewitself followed the artist for an afternoon and made this lovely short film for VNA magazine. Check it out, and hit the full screen option!

SWEET SUMMER SOLSTICE - Rowdy & Sweet Toof Exhibition

“By hook or by crook these two artistic scoundrels return to the nautical city of Bristol, to make further waves. Sweet Toof’s work captures the spirit of a bygone era; Rembrandt meets Tim Burton with a touch of Ealing Comedy. Rowdy attempts to straddle the ancient and modern with his infamous Crocodiles snapping away at Neon Cityscapes and corporate landscapes.

The pair are arguably two of the longest players in the UK graffiti scene. However their work stretches beyond into contemporary galleries. Providing a sociological experiment of laughing in the face of death on many walls around the world. Their art typifies the pagan spirit of celebrating life and death simultaneously.”

THE ARRIVAL LOUNGE' - Exhibition Launch Party
9pm-2am, Friday 21st June. They will serving Crocktails and Sweet Toof Punch!  DJS, Performance Art, Short Films.
The exhibition runs from 21 June to 21 July 2013, more info and to RSVP hit up the Facebook event page.

The Looking Glass (Next to St Nic’s Market) 39-40 High Street, Bristol, BS1 2AW