The swashbuckling American is noted for his success in making traditional graffiti styles relevant to a fine art gallery context – and his effortlessly provocative executions. The latter have included the world’s largest piece of graffiti, interpretations of the usually sacrosanct Stars ʻnʼ Stripes, and using skywriting planes to daub politicised slogans above major US cities.
The exhibitions predominantly abstract works in spray paint, oils and charcoal also include both Saberʼs trademark Stars ‘n’ Stripes flags on stained wood – his “OldMath” series – and depictions of the UK’s Union Jack flag too. The artist’s on-going “BaseElements” works in an abstract graffiti style are also represented. The pieces come in the large-scale format Saber utilises regularly, and more manageable sizes.
“My work is a continuation of certain graffiti styles developed in Southern California,” says Saber by way of description. “However, I have always been fascinated by how to adapt it for a gallery.” His unique form of abstraction is the result of a 22-year journey as a graffiti artist, and consists of multiple layers of fragmented names, hand-styles, marks, shapes and movements woven into deep layers of urban texture.
Friday January 10th – Saturday 15th February 2014
Private view: Thursday 9th January 6pm-9pm
The OBEY Clothing Sample Sale returns to East London just in time for Christmas in The Old Truman Brewery.
They will be rammed to the gunnels with great pieces of Men's and Women's OBEY clothing and accessories.
Thursday 19th December 11.00-20.00
Friday 20th December 10.30-19.00
Saturday 21st December 10.30-19.00
Sunday 22nd December 10.30-18.00
Come down, say hello and pick up a bargain... It's going to be the biggest Winter Sample Sale Event they have ever had! There are also more details of the event on their Facebook page where you can RSVP and invite your friends as guests.
The Old Truman Brewery - 91 Brick Lane - London - E1 6QL
London based, Scottish photographer and Men's style blogger at GarconJon.com - Jonathan Daniel Pryce will be launching his book NEW 100 Beards book at the Red Bull's London space along with an exhibition of images from the new publication. The photographer will also be conducting a live photoshoot of bearded men who attend the launch.
The new book features photography of over 200 bearded gents plus outtakes and qoutes. It also includes an edited version of the first 100 bearded men taken over 100 consecutive days in London, plus an additional 100 new portraits. Copies of the book will be on sale at the launch or for those of you not in London you can grab yourself a copy online via the photographer's online shop here.
Wednesday 18th, 4-10pm
Red Bull Studios, 155 Tooley Street London SE1
East London based Fun Factory is back with an end of year pop-up group show : This Is Not A Xmas Show opening later this week in Stoke Newington.
The group show will feature a selection of works from over 20 artists including 6I6 * Abalon * Aida * Alo * John Atherton * Bailon * Rodrigo Branco * Brk * Cranio * Dibo * Goms * Hin * Anna Laurini * Mjar * Bob Motown * Pakal * Alex Senna * Otto Schade * Silkey * Nick Sheehy aka SHOWCHICKEN * Snoe * Stinkfish * Natalia Subiri
Music by: Joanna Rabeson * Emperor Yes
Opening party : Thursday 19th December 6pm – 11pm
19th – 22nd December; 12noon – 6pm
Stoke Newton Studios - Unit B - 3 Victorian Grove- London - N16 8EN
By Bus: 149 (from Liverpool Street), 243, 276, 67, 76, N76 Stop at Stoke Newington Police Station By Rail: Rectory Road
All Or Nothing is the latest print edition from Bristol based artist Sickboy which goes on sale today at 2pm GMT via www.thesickboy.com
The edition is an Archival Giclee, finished with additional 1 colour silkscreen print using oil-based archival spot varnish inks on Cold Press smooth Textured Natural White 315gsm paper.
Editions Standard: 25 -£185
Special editions: 5 -£285
Signed, numbered and embossed with the temple logo by the artist.
From flick trading to zines to books to movies to the internet, Viral Art examines how the histories of street art and graffiti have been shaped by communication technologies and why the future of street art and graffiti may lie in digital interventions.
In researching for this project, RJ interviewed over 50 members of the street art and graffiti communities. In Viral Art, you'll find never-before-published interviews, quotes and anecdotes from Banksy, Shepard Fairey, KATSU, Poster Boy, Ron English, Martha Cooper and many more.
The cover of Viral Art is an animated GIF by General Howe, featuring artwork by Diego Bergia and Jay Edlin as well as photographs by RJ Rushmore and Martha Cooper.
The editions will be availaible 12th of december at 4pm (CET) in their site here
Jana&JS — "Something good made me forget"
Edition of 12. 48x31 cm / 180 €
Stencil/ Spraypaint, acrylic and Indian ink on old music paper.
Each on is handpainted / -sprayed and on varying music paper
The show opens with a private view the 5th December from 6pm and the exhibition will run at the space until the 19th of the month.
Pictures on Walls - Ground Floor - 46-48 Commercial Street - London
The Graffiti Life Gallery in Shoreditch is all set for their December exhibition 'The Advent Show', which will feature original works by 24 incredible artists in their celebratory Christmas special.
This show is their take on the Advent Calendar format. Each artist has created an original piece and a design for their accompanying door. Throughout the month of December they will be unveiling the works daily to online audiences, though gallery visitors get a sneak preview of the entire show…
To attend the private viewing please RSVP email@example.com
Graffiti Life - 26 Cheshire Street - London, E2 6EH.
a number of names* head to West London having already host their East London SAMPLE SALE last week.
The West London edition opens on Saturday 7th and run until Monday the 9th December.
Once again their will be up to 75% off brands including aNYthing, Mr. Bathing Ape, Bee Line, Rittenhouse, Chevignon, Silas, Billionaire Boys Club, Icecream, Bedwin & The Heartbreakers, Human Made and more. Full details and location on the flyer above.
The evening is open to all-comers so please pop along where you can also be one of the first to pick up a copy the new issue.
No need to RSVP. Just turn up!! Thursday, 5th December 2013 8pm-1am
Downstairs at ACE Hotel London - 100 Shoreditch High Street - London E1