FinDAC "KUUJI" Print release with Pretty Portal

Pretty Portal are excited to announce the release of "KUUJI" the latest screenprint from street artist FinDAC. "KUUJI" is the second part of the mural FinDAC painted in Sao Paolo earlier this year. The first part "TANANA" was released as a print in September and is now sold out.

This new edition will be a 5 layer screenprint, available in two versions, Orange and Silver, and will be released on the 3rd of December, 4pm (CET) at shop.prettyportal.de

For inquiries please send an email to info@prettyportal.de.


FinDAC "KUUJI" (orange), 5 layer screenprint on Somerset Velvet (280gsm) 70x70 cm, Edition of 90, signed, numbered & embossed, 250€

Xmas Exhibition at Hang-Up Gallery

Hang-Up Galleryembraces the yule with their upcoming Xmas Exhibition showcasing an impressive collection of new, rare and/or previously unseen artworks from the Hang-Up artist roster.

As a nod to the spirit of the festive season all works featured in the show will be no more than £500 - a perfect gift for a loved one and an affordable treat to those who are tempted.


Exclusive new releases including limited edition prints and originals will be available from gallery artists Joe Webb, Mark Powell, Magnus Gjoen, Dave White, Lauren Baker, Mason Storm Russell Marshall and RUN. Expect to see works under £500 from the renowned Charming Baker, Sir Peter Blake, Stanley Donwood, Shepard Fairey and many more.

 6 DEC 2014 - 11 JAN 2015  
PRIVATE VIEW: Friday 5th DEC 2014

Hang-Up Gallery | hanguppictures.com | 56 Stoke Newington High Street | London N16 7PB

VNA Magazine 28 London Launch Event‏

VNA are having a launch of the Limited Edition box set at Nelly Duff Gallery on Columbia Rd this Thursday 20th November from 6-9pm if you'd like to join them for a beer. The release features hand screenprinted artwork by REBEL8 designer, Mike Giant on the cover and custom collectible box. There will also be REBEL8 clothing and 1XRUN print giveaways on the night.

VNA 28 return with the latest scoops from around the world. From all corners of the globe, the VNA team have worked hard to bring you the hottest names in contemporary art.

Always a difficult decision to pick just one standout artist from the incredible talent covered in the magazine; Mike Giant ultimately took the crown with his monochrome illustrations and tattoo-inspired scribblings. With his much-imitated, but never-bettered style, it’s a great to see the iconic REBEL8 designer on the cover.

Taking a look at INSA’s career to date, VNA delve into his past, from his childhood bedroom posters to his very latest app release – a neat little piece of tricknology by the name of ‘GIF-ITI".

Alongside this welcome blast from the past, the team bring you a world first: an interview with the entire Da Mental Vaporz crew. The infamous crew members were rounded up to discuss their intricate and entertaining patchworks, what’s kept them going for over a decade and who among them is best equipped to survive the inevitable zombie uprising.

VNA 28 also features exclusive interviews with NUNCA, DAN HILLIER, SMUG, NICK WALKER, ALEXANDER MITCHELL/BACKWOODS, CHAD MUSKA, 1UP CREW AND INTI…

To order your copy, simply go to:

http://verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-28-pre-orders/



Dan Hillier presents SPARK with Edition Fifty

Renowned for exploring the realms of Victoriana and the depths of monochrome, London-based artist, Dan Hillier explores the origins of life in his new work, exclusively available via limited edition, affordable print outlet Edition Fifty.

The glory of providing the defining image of a number one album, Royal Blood’s self-titled bestseller from August this year, has further raised the already impressive stock of artist, Dan Hillier. Accompanying that now, near iconic piece in Hillier’s impressive body of work is Spark, a print produced in signature monochrome and available from Thursday 13 November 2014 via Edition Fifty.

Having already established himself as an illustrator of intriguing depths, going from working with Louis Vuitton and the Louvre to hosting his own Victorian disguise party at a London music hall, Hillier has made his mark on the art, illustration and design worlds, not to mention those of fashion and music. His partner on this special edition is Edition Fifty, an outlet for exclusive, signed work by the world’s leading artists in runs of just 50 high-quality prints.

Spark has been released by Edition Fifty as a hand pulled screen print on 300gsm Somerset soft-white paper, with an added gold layer and is available to order online at editionfifty.com.

JONATHAN YEO UNVEILS NEW X-RATED PORTRAIT OF SILVIO BERLUSCONI AT LAZARIDES EDITIONS

On 20th November, new gallery Lazarides Editions will present their inaugural exhibition, a print retrospective by portrait artist Jonathan Yeo. Alongside new works illustrating notable names such as Lily Cole and Helena Bonhan-Carter, an unseen X-rated portrait of Silvio Berlusconi will be on display, based on the original collage made from porn magazine photographs.

Jonathan Yeo says this is the last portrait he will produce using pornography, "Now there's so much porn on the internet there aren't so many porn mags. My materials have gone."

Jonathan Yeo: The Print Retrospective will also include images of Sienna Miller, George Bush and Damien Hirst.

Jonathan Yeo: The Print Retrospective | 20 November – 20 December 2014
Lazarides Editions, 22 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD

Oblivious - New Works by Nigel Cox at Gallery 8‏

Painter Nigel Cox minimalist style has earned him many fans, including Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who commissioned him to do the only portrait to date of the explorer, and legendary dancer Carlos Acosta.

Now the artist’s new show, Oblivious, opens on 12 November, with an open preview in association with the Terence Higgins Trust.

Cox’s background is one of adventure - he took part in the first circumnavigation of the globe along the Greenwich Meridian via land, sea and ice with Sir Ranulph. Oblivious references the subjects and our own frequent obliviousness to the world around us. Cox often paints his figures from a viewpoint where no face is visible and portrays them against a vague, vast, empty landscape. A deliberate move, designed to focus the full attention on the figure.

Cox paints primarily in oil on linen, building up thin layers of precise paint, developing depth and detail, and bringing an important warmth to the work. The resulting paintings are smooth to the touch and glow with a subtle inner light and life.

A limited edition of two specially selected prints, “Flash” and “Spiderman”will be released on the night, with all proceeds of the price (£150) going to the Trust.

Open from Wednesday 12 November 2014 until Saturday 22nd November 2014, 1100 until 1900 everyday.

Open preview Wednesday 12 November 2014
Gallery 8, 8 Duke Street, St James's, London SW1Y 6BN.

Mike Perry’s My Mother Caught Me Doodling Show

My Mother Caught Me Doodling is a new exhibition and book by prolific daydreamer Mike Perry that looks at the awe-inspiring naked female form.

Throughout November, Mike will adorn the walls of KK Outlet with original female nudes, painted and drawn in bright colors and spontaneous energy. They are nudes conjured not from chilly life drawing classes, but from the recesses of Mike’s mind, the internet or old glamour magazines. However, far from being seedy, these girls have attitude. They revel in their natural state with humour, inviting you to look at them without being ashamed.

The result is a collection of new work and book of the same name that absolutely celebrate the female form in all its phenomenal glory.

Mike Perry’s My Mother Caught Me Doodling book is out now and available through Belly Kids.

Launch Party: Thursday 6 November, 7-9pm
Exhibition Runs: 7 – 27 November 2014.
KK Outlet, 42 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6PB

The Enchanted Page – an Exhibition of Children’s Illustration

Creating a magical environment for children, this upcoming interactive show features illustrations and cut outs from the latest children’s books with an art trail where children can read, draw, and tell stories. The Enchanted Page is an  installation for children, in a specially constructed environment featuring enchanting images and characters.

Curated and designed by award winning children’s book illustrator Frann Preston-Gannon and John Phillips at londonprintstudio, the show is inspired by beautiful illustrations from 15 younger generation artists.  The show features work by  leading children's book illustrators -  Alex Barrow, Michael Bartalos, Floyd Cooper, Philippe Coudray, Benji Davies, Yasmeen Ishmail, Talleen Hacikyan, Ohara Hale, Emily Hughes, John and Jana, Maggie Li , Julie Morstad, Ben Newman, Rachel Ortas, Frann Preston-Gannon, and Priya Sundram. 

The exhibition is suitable for all children up to the age of 11, and for anyone interested in contemporary illustration.

Opening Party: Thursday 13th November, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Exhibition runs: Friday 14th November until Saturday 31st January 2015
Admission free, Tuesday to Saturday  10.30am - 5.30pm
Closed 22nd December 2014 – 5th January 2015

London Print Studio, 425 Harrow Road, London, W10 4RE 

Image:- Sloth by Frann Preston-Gannon

Ronzo X Dr. Dre



London artist RONZO has just announced this latest collaboration which saw him designing the characters for the one and only - the legendary: Dr.Dre himself!

Ronzo developed, sketched, drew and designed this funky little audio characters. These 'funsters with attitude' can now be seen on posters, animations and music videos across all media channels around the globe (worldwide and they have also been made into toys! Booom! Check the video below.

Spraying Bricks with CYRCLE in London

Back in February this year Spraying Bricks had the privilege of meeting two crazy Cali dudes...Rabi and Davey, aka Doug and Doug from art collective CYRCLE. Having just come fresh from PowWow Hawaii it was no surprise that the British weather was a shock to the system. This particular piece was painted over the course of 5 days and nights to mark the launch of their recent show OVERTHRONE, at Stolen Space Gallery early on in the year. The image depicts the statue 'Rape of Polyxena' by Pio Fedi.

CYRLCE take oppressive imagery to create hope and inspiration. Revealing complex ideologies in their simple forms, CYRCLE are combining the aesthetic of classic romanticism with alchemical symbolism. They strive to highlighting dark areas of society and playfully exposing those grey areas of life.

'WE...NEVER...DIE!' - CYRCLE

Ludo Presents The Chaos Theory At Lazarides Rathbone

Parisian artist Ludo makes his UK solo debut this October with The Chaos Theory. Taking over Lazarides Rathbone's first floor exhibition space the artist constructs a surreal world of mechanical hybrids and flora and fauna inspired artwork.
Following a solo exhibition in New York and exterior installation across Georges Pompidou's square earlier this year, Lazarides is thrilled to present a comprehensive new body of work by the French artist. Exploring the realms of technology and nature, Ludo carefully constructs war-like mechanical creatures and anatomical depictions with bold technical precision. The artist's meticulous ultra-modern canvases illustrate themes of dissolute time and resolute chaos, striving to represent an accelerated pace of life in which human contact is increasingly cut off by advanced technology. Frail and ephemeral creatures with fleeting flights are reincarnated into futuristic hybrids, pertaining a transformed sense of durability and strength reminiscent of combat weaponry

Exhibition dates
The exhibition runs from 10th October 2014 to 13th November 2014
Opening hours

Gallery : Tuesday–Saturday 11am–7pm. Admission is free
Lazarides Rathbone First Floor 11 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1HR

‘Aqua Regalia' Faith47


Moniker Projects is proud to present ‘Aqua Regalia,’ a London solo exhibition with internationally acclaimed contemporary artist, Faith47.

Aqua Regalia or ‘royal water’ is the alchemical name for a highly corrosive mixture of nitric and hydrochloric acid that transmogrifies, dissolves and changes the most powerful substance – gold.

In Aqua Regalia, the artist embeds found and created objects in an enshrined space and thus, in a manner of the reliquary, pays homage to the sacramental within the ordinary. Torn up begging cards, betting sheets, discarded eviction notices suggest the fall-out of a lost struggle, while visions of supplicants insist upon the power of faith. Eclectic in its mash-up of art as fetish and art as rebooted trash object, it reprises the core question which drives the artist at odds with the cynical neo-liberal force at work today. Such affinities and discordances between hope, yearning and faith seek to restore value and re-inscribe new meaning to the rejected, discarded, the lost or the overlooked.  

Along with these found objects are pictorial representations of incarnated divinity: animals, sacred geometry and other symbols. The question is – does the experience attest to the power of things over and above the human apprehension of them, or if the experience compels us to reconsider the object as indivisibly connected to the divine? If the viewer remains unclear it is because this exhibition arrives at a point in history in which it has become impossible to decipher a future, interpret history, let alone grasp the present.

By combining found objects and art-incarnate thoughts, Aqua Regalia presents an immersive experience as much as a viewing. In this sacred space, Faith47 asks us to reconsider, and feel the hidden embattled role of the spirit in a secular realm.

Opening Reception: 9th October 2014 / 6pm to 9pm  
Exhibition on display: 10th – 19th October 2014 / 11am to 7pm daily
Exhibition open until 9pm on the 16th and 18th of October to celebrate Moniker Art Fair 2014.  
Gallery Location: Shop 12, Dray Walk, 91 Brick Ln, London E1 6QL

For further information:
www.aquaregalia.com
Tina@monikerprojects.com

"Oblivion" a solo exhibition by Dan K

London Westbank Gallery presents: “Oblivion” a solo exhibition by street artist Dan K. Constantly challenging himself with both subject-matter and technique, and with a hatred to sticking to one thing for too long, Dan K’s work is bold, exciting, fresh and not easy to categorize. It's the unpredictability of Dan's work that excites London Westbank Gallery and  his blend of graffiti and fine art styles which creates art that really works on canvas, inside the gallery.

Here's what Dan K had to say about the upcoming show.
“The show oblivion is a personal exploration of recent times in my life which have been extremely traumatic and catastrophic. The show title “Oblivion” reflects the apocalyptic nature of the ideas behind the works; thinking the world was ending, being trapped in a personal hell, with pain and torment, standing on the edge of the abyss....Explosive, gestural swathes of fire and colour erupt from the canvases, like hellish volcanoes, with lava, aggressive and energetic, they scratch at the canvas surface like open wounds, glowing with heat and intensity.....The large scale of the paintings adds to the drama and all-encompassing feel I wanted to achieve. Standing in front of them you see nothing in your peripheral vision, just the hellish scene in front of you. You are for a moment, within that maelstrom, as I was. The large scale also allows to become far more involved in the painting physically. There are huge gestural strokes, for which I used the whole body literally to blast the paint onto the surface. It's a truly intense expression of underlying emotions and pain. Exorcising demons."

In order to attend the Private View on Thursday 8th October 2014 from 6:30-10pm please send names to guestlist@londonwestbank.com

Private View: Thursday 9th October 2014 6:30-10pm
Open daily thereafter until 14th October 2014. 11am-7pm.
London West Bank, 133-137 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RS

Art on the Underground Labyrinth Products


Art on the Underground launched its first ever bespoke product range on 3 October 2014, inspired by Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger’s epic Labyrinth installation on London Underground.  Launched in 2013, Labyrinth saw Wallinger create 270 original and permanent artworks, one for every station on the network, each comprised of a uniquely designed ‘Labyrinth’.


This affordable range invites customers to choose their favourite station artwork, or that closest to their heart, affording them the opportunity to customise T-shirts, mugs and other items with Mark Wallinger’s array of designs. Tube lovers can also create a set of three badges, packaged together as a special Labyrinth gift set, or a framed poster displaying the Labyrinth design of their choosing.

The full range will be available exclusively from London Transport Museum’s online shop: www.ltmuseumshop.co.uk

Spraying Bricks - ARTSCAPE MALMÖ 2014 - ABOVE

ARTSCAPE is Sweden's first ever international street art festival and took place in Malmö in May this year. Artists from all over the world transformed Sweden's third city through murals and installations. Above was one of those artists...the title of the piece is Metamorphosis and the guys at Spraying Bricks put together this video interview.

Taxidermy artist Polly Morgan @ The Other Art Fair

Following on from Tracey Emin’s popular collaboration with the spring edition of the fair, The Other Art Fair has announced that the special guest artist this autumn will be renowned taxidermy artist Polly Morgan.

Taxidermy as an art form is experiencing a revival and Morgan’s work is the most eagerly sought after by a host of important collectors including Damien Hirst, Thomas Olbricht, Omer Koc and Anita Zabludowicz. For The Other Art Fair, Morgan has created five limited edition hand-coloured gravure prints, featuring new works that tread the line between figuration and abstraction.

The prints are available to purchase exclusively for visitors to The Other Art Fair in signed and numbered editions of 50. Priced at £289, they present an opportunity to own an exclusive but affordable work of art by Britain’s foremost taxidermy artist.

 Polly Morgan says of the prints:
It was important for me to hand colour them to draw attention to the contrasting surfaces, colours and textures, and to clearly define the negative space within the loops’.

The forthcoming edition of The Other Art Fair runs between 16th and 19th October 2014 and will take place at the Old Truman Brewery, E1.

HANG-UP GALLERY WITH MARK POWELL AT MONIKER ART FAIR

After last year’s successful participation, Hang-Up returns with East London artist Mark Powell to debut his exclusive new cutting-edge collection. Mark has returned to painting after many years to reveal a more personal, experimental insight to his work. Found objects such as 1920’s apple boxes, coffee sacks and road signs will be the new canvas for his avant-garde oil paintings that combine colourful text, bold brushstrokes, and his masterly skill for intricate drawing. The poetic titles often used in his previous works have now been brought to life with vibrant colour and composition that are an intimate reflection on the human condition.

Mark Powell is internationally celebrated for his exquisite Bic biro drawings on vintage documents, manuscripts and postcards that were subject of his sellout show ‘Drawing on History’ at Hang-Up Gallery last year. Since then his work has been in high demand. He has received sell out exhibitions in numerous London galleries, including The London Illustration Fair, Curios Duke Gallery, Bear Cub Gallery and a recent summer group show at the prestigious Castle Galleries in Mayfair, where his works were the first to sell out on the opening night.

The body of work to be displayed at Moniker 2014 will be a prelude for his upcoming solo show at Hang-Up Gallery entitled Human Traffic on view from 29 Nov to 17 Jan 2015.

Moniker Art Fair returns for its fifth year, having firmly established itself as London’s premier event for contemporary art with its roots embedded in urban culture. Hang-Up Gallery has had a long-standing relationship with the fair, and considers it an ideal platform to represent their creativity and passion as a gallery.

16 - 19 October 2014 | The Truman Brewery | London E1 6QR Tickets for this years fair can be bought here. Get 50% off the ticket price using this code MONIKER50

Dscreet presents DUBL VERMIN starring Skewville

SKEWVILLE ran out of time to make any artwork for our upcoming exhibition so he went out deep into Brooklyn and found us two rats instead. 

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DUBL TRUBL's debut best ever exhibition ever in the world opens September 18th at Urban Spree, Berlin.

Atomica Gallery and Things&Ink present: MINIATURE INK

Atomica Gallery and Things&Ink magazine are delighted to announce Miniature Ink, an exhibition featuring miniature original artwork from over 100 of the world's leading tattoo artists, opening 24th September 2014. Celebrating both the second anniversary of Things&Ink and launch of ‘The Illustration Issue’, the exhibition is also being held to raise awareness for Sarcoma UK, with profits from sales being donated to the charity.

Opening on the eve of London Tattoo Convention 2014 and with tattoo culture very much in the zeitgeist, for Miniature Ink Things&Ink Editor Alice Snape has invited a huge variety of tattooers to contribute a postcard-sized artwork of a subject matter of their choice. Small but perfectly formed, each work is the same affordable price, providing an opportunity for all art lovers to own an original by some of the industry’s most sought-after names. Featuring a diverse array of styles, techniques and subject matter, Miniature Ink is a dynamic exhibition that showcases the very best in contemporary tattoo artistry.

Both Atomica Gallery and Things&Ink passionately support the notion that the work of talented tattoo artists should be considered as fine art. Miniature Ink is the second exhibition the pair has collaborated on and follows 2013’s Under Her Skin, which featured the work of twelve talented female tattoo artists.

LIST OF EXHIBITING ARTISTS:

Abbie Williams // Adam Sage // Ael Lim // Alessandro Jako // Alex Binnie // Alexandra Skarsgård / Alexandra Wilkey //Alexis Camburn // Amanda Abbott // Angelique Houtkamp // Anna Garvey // Antony Flemming Araceli 4Ever // Aron John Dubois // Axa Shireen // Betty Rose // Bob Done // Brenden Jones // Brian Thomas Wilson // Bugs // Caleb Kilby // Cally-Jo // Cass Bramley // Charlotte Timmons // Cris Cleen // Curly Moore // Danielle Rose // Dominique Holmes // Drew Linden // Duncan X // Ebony Mellowship // Eddy-Lou // El Bernardes // El Nigro // Emily Wood // Eva Huber // Fidjit // Flo Nuttall // Georgina Liliane // Gergely Kun // Gia Rose // Giovanni (Black Heart) // Grace Neutral // Hannah Keuls // Hannah Mosley // Harriet Hapgood // Inma Iris Lys // Isobel Stevenson // Jack Thomas Newton // Jake Danielson // Jenna Yenik // Jesse (Scratchline) // Jessica Mach // Jody Dawber // Judd Ripley // Juliette Mousseau // Keely Rutherford // Kelly McGrath // Kelly Smith // Kodie Smith // Lina Stigsson // Lorena Morato // Lucy O’Connel // Malvina (Scratchline) // Marija Ripley // Matt Black // Matthew Gordon // Matty D’Arienzo // Missy Rhysing // Mister Paterson // Naepier Tattoo // Nerida Nicolson // Nikole Lowe // Paul Davies // Pedro Santos // Peter Aurisch // Phil Kyle // Polly Sands // Rachel Baldwin // Rebecca Vincent // Robert William Ashby // Sadee Johnston // Sanya Youalli Scott Move // Shannon Meow Stephen Hutchison // Susanna Widmann // Tamara Lee // Tiny Miss Becca // Toby Gawler // Tom ‘Wookie’ Devine // Toni Moore // Tracy D // Uncle Allan // Virginia Elwood // Wendy Pham Woody (James Woodford) // WT Norbert // Zoe Binnie

Atomica Gallery, 29 Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9AP
Opening reception: Wednesday 24th September 2014, 6-9pm

REKA Trip The Light Exhibition

Trip The Light is the latest solo exhibition by Melbourne-born, Berlin-based artist James Reka. Exploring the splendor of the female form in dance, his deft brushstrokes and fluid lines create a hypnotic dynamic movement that prances between his canvases. It is Reka's London debut and his first solo show at Stolenspace Gallery.

Using a multi-medium background that mimics the textured surfaces he paints on in the streets, Reka's clean lines and confident figures swagger off the canvas in the same way that the eye is drawn to the singular unrestrained dancer in a room full of two-steppers. They duck and sway in and out of monochrome darkness. His figures are enveloped within the movement of the painting, totally immersed in their own bliss while still projecting overt sensuality. They are the sirens of the nightlife, taunting and tempting the viewer to come and become lost in their fantasy.

A series of painted found objects accompany these 10 large canvases - Reka has become known for his series of repurposed readymades. These rusted spray cans, bottles, pans and other miscellany are often found on his many scavenges around Berlin's abandoned warehouses. By taking the tools of the artists before him and repurposing them into new works of art, he is carrying the tradition of the street in the contemporary world.

Reka's work has recently been exhibited in Stroke NYC, Melbourne and Denmark, and he has partaken in festivals around the world from Montreal to Hawaii. His work appears on walls and private collections in Tokyo, San Francisco and Paris, including in The National Gallery Of Australia's permanent collection.

REKA 'Trip The Light' opens the 11.09.14 - 04.10.14
Stolen Space Gallery, 17 Osborn Street , London E1 6TD   

G‐SHOCK Art Sessions with Matt Small Installation



G-SHOCK have announced details of the fifth instalment of their G-SHOCK East Art Sessions in collaboration with Urban Nerds Collective on 7th September 2014, featuring the work of painter Matt Small.

London based Matt Small passionately believes in social inclusion – a theme that can be seen throughout his work. Painting directly onto found metal, Small creates works of a strongly urban aesthetic that express his world view that given the opportunity, all individuals have something of value to contribute to society.

Entitled ‘Digital/Analogue’ the East Store installation will feature a wall-mounted ‘gradual pixelated erosion’ of Small’s painted work, contained within a frame constructed in the shape of a smartphone – reflecting the idea that in the digital age an artist’s work is predominantly viewed online within the constraints of 72dpi. Aiming to explore the question of how creatives can combat the ‘dumbing down’ of life and re-engage with their viewers to encourage an appreciation in real life interactions, the installation will also feature a series of hand finished lino cut prints on vinyl records in a further exploration of analogue, tangible formats battling a world of digital formats.

 ‘Its great that I have been given the time and consideration by G-SHOCK to showcase my art works at their store'. – Matt Small

The exhibition launches on Thursday 4th September, from 7pm at the G-SHOCK East Store, Old Truman Brewery. Sign up for the guest list here - www.g-shock.co.uk/mattsmall

Broken Fingaz “Sex Picnic” Zine Party in London


SEX PICNIC - a new erotic zine by Broken Fingaz, was launched on the 18th July at MEN Gallery in London along with Haifa launch taking place on 14th August 2014.The last few issues of the new zine are now available to purchase online from the Broken Fingaz' Ghost Town website. Move quick before they all sell out!

If you missed the London exhibition and party have a look at this film shot by Dirtyface who were invited down to MEN Gallery and documented the London launch party.

Music by The Backliners
Filmed by Dirtyface

DUBL TRUBL film starring Aeon


Aeon in Sri Lanka from Dubl Trubl on Vimeo.

Ahead of the DUBL TRUBL Collective exhibition they have released this short film feature graffiti artist AEON who will also have work in their upcoming show, below are some words from AEON about the clip.  

"On my honeymoon in Sri Lanka, I found some time to fit in a bit of painting on the south coast of the island while my wife was happily poolside catching some rays. Armed with a bucket of paint, a few spray cans, a camera and tripod I found a sweet little spot in an abandoned hotel still standing after being battered by the 2004 Tsunami."

The DUBL TRUBL Collective's first exhibition is taking place in Berlin this September. Entitled DUBL TRUBL: Ich bin in Berlin, the collective have paired together artists from all over the globe, resulting in an incomparable assemblage of collaborative works. Styles will get clashed and egos smashed as these distinguished art deadbeats inspire and repel each other in equal measure.

Curated by Dscreet and featuring art, film, installation, music and more from: Aeon, Alex CF, Alex Fakso, Andrew Gillman, Anthony Lister, Base 23, Billy, Birdseed, BO 130, Break, BRK 192, Chips, Chips For The Poor, Christiaan Nagel, Chris Stead, CIRO, Cityzen Kane, Civil Civic, Cone, Conor Harrington, Crack, Creeps, Crilly Smalls, Cyclops, Dabs and Myla, Dan Speight, Darren John, Dave the Chimp, Deus, Dmote, Drax, Dscreet, Ebot, EMA, Eoin, François Jenssard, Fred Fowler, Gemma White, Ghostpatrol, Girl In The Cartoon, Kasio, Kid Acne, Kid Crowe, Kirpy, Ludvig, Lush, Malarky, Mark McClure, Matt Sewell, Merda, Microbo, Miss Van, Nychos, Olivia Skalkos, Onio, Party, Paul Insect, Phlegm, PMH, Pure Evil, Rainman, Rask, Reka, Revenge Is Sweet, Richt, Rone, Rowdy, Run, Rylsee, Sickboy, Sinic, Skewville, Skip WD, Space, Sumo, Thierry Noir, Timba Smits, Tizer, Trico, TwoOne, Vents 137, Vinnie Nylon, Xeme, Word To Mother, Ziggy Grudzinskas, 44 Flavours, 45RPM and 616.

DUBL TRUBL Opens September 18th, 6:30pm
 Urban Spree, Revaler Str. 99, RAW Gelände, 10245 Berlin.

Hang-Up Collections - Volume I

Hang-Up Gallery is delighted to introduce the launch of a new series of exhibitions entitled Hang-Up Collections. Expect to see key works from leading international urban and contemporary artists alongside super-fresh releases and exciting rare finds from the Hang-Up artist roster.

Adopting a slightly unconventional approach to the traditional exhibition format, new work will be added and removed throughout the exhibition duration allowing it to evolve and change over the weeks. Whether it’s straight from the artist’s studio, a unique and rare piece from Banksy or from the gallery’s own private collection, Hang-Up Collections will promise to bring you something new, different and exciting each time you visit.

The first Hang-Up Collections: Volume 1 will exhibit previously unseen work from rising talent such as Mark Powell, Lauren Baker, Joe Webb, Russell Marshall, Magnus Gjoen, Mason Storm and The Connor Brothers, as well as rare pieces and one-offs from artists including Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Futura, Herakut, Eddie Peake, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Jeff Koons, Mau Mau and Sir Peter Blake. 

Hang-Up’s gallery artists will prove a highlight of the show, many creating new works specifically for the collection including print, photography, sculpture and painting. This includes a brand new print release from collage artist Joe Webb exclusively through Hang-Up, an original oil by Mason Storm and an original embellished skull from Lauren Baker. The show will also include unseen works from Radiohead artist Stanley Donwood, a limited diamond dust edition from Dave White, and will introduce the exciting works of London based artist A.CE, a key figure in the UK Street Art scene for over 10 years.

HANG-UP COLLECTIONS - VOLUME 1 opens on the 16th August and will continue at the gallery until the 22nd September 2014. 

Hang-Up Gallery, 56 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 7PB

BOXFRESH PRESENTS HIGH RISE


BOXFRESH PRESENTS HIGH RISE
Our City - 3 Rooftops - 3 Parties

This September, party beneath the East London skyline as London streetwear brand Boxfresh presents ‘High Rise’, a series of roof parties featuring three distinctive lineups, three exceptional rooftop spaces, three individual concepts, and one musical vision. With Waze & Odyssey, Pedestrian, Lapalux, Star Slinger, Syron, Alpines and many more, tickets £8 in advance here.

Saturday 6th September : 3pm - 10pm
Netil360 // Dalston Roof Park // Rockwell House

Full line up for each rooftop venue can be found on the Boxfresh Facebook event page.

ACRYLIC SESSION WITH MAX BIRKL

MONTANA-CANS, NOVACANE Store Berlin and Berlin Boombox teamed up to have an awesome instore Live Painting Session with the German illustrator and artist Max Birkl. A selection of beautiful works from Max Birkl, an illustrator and graphic designer from Augsburg, Germany was also shown. Max was painting a Montana Boombox and also proofed his live painting skills on the stores shop windows…

Ceremony: Liam Hodges × James Pearson-Howes



 'Ceremony,' a new show by menswear designer Liam Hodges and photographer James Pearson-Howes hosted at Ditto Press. The show opened on Thursday but runs until the 24th August so plenty of time to catch it.

'Ceremony' brings together their creative output in a wholly original way, looking at the iconography of British folk rituals and the aesthetics of these ancient ceremonies in a modern world. The show will be a mixture of new and archive material, drawing parallels between their work, creating a space for dialogue between the garments, prints, images and video.

Ditto Press , 4 Benyon Road, N1 5TY London, United Kingdom

Same But Different’ - A two-man show with Darren John & VENTS137

Darren John and VENTS137 will be showcasing a selection of self curated works from a variety of series’ of each artists personal work, during the month of August.

Having spent a wealth of time producing ephemeral works together in a wide array of abandoned, derelict and often unloved spaces, the two have developed very distinct and identifiable styles from a melting pot of similar inspirations.


‘Same But Different’ aims to draw attention to the different outcomes of two individuals who are inspired and immersed in the same subcultures and interests. The show opens on the 7th August at 6:30pm at The Graffiti Life Gallery and will run until 31st August 2014.

Opening Night – 7th August 6.30pm. RSVP to gallery@graffitilife.co.uk
Drinks will be provided at the opening courtesy of Auchentoshan Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

The Graffiti Life Gallery, Cheshire Street, London E2 6EH

@BOXPARK presents... #WILLPRINCEART‏

In his young career as an artist Will Prince and his work have been great bridge for art and hip-hop. This is the kid from Scotland that did Chief Keefs mix-tape cover, not mention all the others. As he drew his heroes (freehand) in their all their glory and his art has turned his heroes into fans. His work has sprawled beyond the Internet as he's created skate decks, album artwork, and even iPhone cases.

Despite the buzz he's earned with his current work, Will doesn't want to be known as the guy who just draws rappers. Will uses his own technique of drawing and computer graphics to make his stunning pieces. His work is very expressive and his lines in the work seem to have a life of their own, which create exaggerated yet real portraits.

You can catch Will’s work @BOXPARK from the 1st September and on Thursday 4th September from 7pm on the upper deck he will be throwing a launch party to celebrate. Expect some very special guests, complementary drinks and the chance to win a signed piece of art from the man himself!

Boxpark, 2 - 10 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6GY

A NUMBER OF NAMES* SAMPLE SALE // CREPE CITY

a number of names* has teamed up with Crepe City for the first time to hold their annual sample sale which will run Friday 25th - Sunday 27th  July. Brand will include Billionaire Boys Club, BAPE®, ICECREAM, Gourmet Footwear, Ebbets Field Flannels and Mr BATHING APE®. 

New stock will be added daily with prices starting from £5 and up to 75% off.

The sample sale will be open:
Friday 25th July 11am - 7pm
Saturday 26th July 11am - 6pm
Sunday 27th July 11am - 5pm

Unit G4, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane London E1 6QL

Askew & Fintan Mcgee - Oceanic

RexRomae is pleased to present the exhibition “Oceanic,” featuring new works by Askew One and Fintan Magee, two urban artists both proclaimed for their distinctive aesthetic styles. “Oceanic” is an exhibition that will cohesively articulate varying characteristics of the Pacific region.

Askew One's most recent work features layered and vibrant portraits of female subjects from the Pacific region that emanates the historic and modern dispersion of Pacific people. Askew One’s kaleidoscopic and textured paintings for “Oceanic” express how people determine their belonging to the social “tribes” of today amidst their ancestral identity.

Fintan Magee’s new works explore themes around Australiana and identity. Drawing on personal experience, he creates a narrative surrounding his experience with the 2011 Brisbane floods and explores greater issues of climate change and the environment.

Preview list can be requested at salesenquiry@rexromae.com

SHOW RUNS July 24 - 30 2014,
17-19 Great Eastern Street, London EC2

Sickboy #MakeItLastForever

The Outsiders London are thrilled to present Make It Last Forever, a multi-disciplinary exhibition by UK street art pioneer, Sickboy. Marking the artist’s first London gallery appearance, this comprehensive showcase features a unique body of surreal abstract canvases alongside an elaborate installation designed specifically for The Outsiders’ basement space.

A leading artist to emerge from Bristol’s infamous graffiti scene, Sickboy’s humorous and subversive street exploits have firmly placed him in the upper echelons of the British street art movement.With appearances in Banksy’s Oscar nominated Exit Through The Gift Shop and impromptu public installations outside the Tate Modern, Sickboy’s return to London with a full-scale exhibition celebrates a poignant embodiment of the artist’s inspirations to date.

Make It Last Forever presents a unique multimedia visual diary that seeks to outlive its creator, a rare opportunity to delve inside the chaotic existence of a nomadic talent. Just as materialistic articles end up lost, stolen or blown away, Sickboy highlights the transient and wreckless nature of our existence, and thereby questions how can we preserve these sentimental archives and nostalgic battle scars, how to Make It Last Forever? Although the stunts, slogans and constructions have been confined inside gallery walls, the ethos and inquisitive spirit remain true to the original street displays that earned Sickboy his undisputed global recognition.

Exhibition opens Friday 25th of July 2014 to Saturday 30th of August 2014  
The Outsiders, 8 Greek Street | Soho | London | W1D4D

Protein Journal Issue Launch

Protein present the latest issue of the Protein Journal next week the 24th July. To celebrate the launch of The Play Issue, they are throwing a party at their Protein Studios.

Hosting a line-up of great DJs including:
Sisterhood (Tief Music)
Bell Towers (Public Possession)
Protein® Sound System

Also expect good vibes, Pizza by Yard Sale Pizza, Beer by Fourpure Brewing Co. (come early!)

*To attend email names to: RSVP@prote.in*
Protein, 27-31 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EY

adidas Originals Consortium x Footpatrol Edberg ’86 ’Strawberries & Cream' Release


For summer 2014 adidas Origianl and London's Footpatrol join forces to mark the return of a tennis classic — the Edberg '86.

To celebrate you are invited to join Footpatrol this Thursday 26th June to help celebrate the release of the Footpatrol x adidas Originals 'Strawberries & Cream' Edberg '86. The adidas Originals Consortium x Footpatrol Edberg '86 'Strawberries & Cream' will be available in-store & online from Saturday 28th June, priced at £95. Limited sizes available.

Event kicks off at 7pm, RSVP to attend: adidas@footpatrol.co.uk
Footpatrol - 80 Berwick Street - London.

SEEN ‘Godfather of Graffiti’ Solo Show at Opera London

Opera Gallery is delighted to bring to you a sensational selection of canvas works by the world renowned ‘Godfather of Graffiti’- SEEN

The exhibition takes inspiration from the ever-growing American comic book cultural phenomenon, paying homage to some of the world’s most iconic crime fighters and villains; including Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Captain America and Spiderman.

Since beginning his career by painting on New York Subway trains in the 1970s, SEEN shot to fame with his canvas work that were exhibited alongside legendary icons such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and most recently Banksy. He notably changed the graffiti game by using different mediums such as 3D sculpture, mixed media and even tattooing!

More than just an artist, SEEN is also credited with pioneering the transition of urban art moving from the streets into the contemporary art world by showcasing in major galleries and museums worldwide.

Opera Gallery, 134 New Bond Street, London W1S 2TF
20 June - 4 July 2014

DANCER MASTER EXHIBIT by STREET ARTIST RUN


Hang-Up Gallery is delighted to introduce Dancer Master, the vibrant and energetic multi-media show by the talented RUN - artist, muralist and street artist. Dancer Master will celebrate painting, rhythm, body language and dynamism in a new body of work created exclusively for Hang-Up.

Revealing his core inspirations behind the show, RUN explains, "Many years ago when visiting South India, a taxi driver that was driving me around the streets of the city of Colombo took me to a Hindu temple. Pointing to a statue of a divinity he said to me, "Here lies the dancer master". The statue was beautiful; full of colours, with hands and arms that were made to give the viewer the impression of a dance of the spirit".

Since then, RUN's work has taken the direction of multiculturalism and has a distinct ethnic flavour. His signature style can be defined as traditional craft meets fine art with a modern touch of the urban, street art influence. Fascinated with life, feelings, cultures and ideas, RUN welcomes us to a new world - complex, but full of colours, spiritual and vivacious. Known for his love of travel and experiencing diverse, unfamiliar cultures, the artist returns to London with ‘Dancer Master’ to push the boundaries of the known and expected and give a totally different meaning of life and art as we know it.

Private View on Friday 20 June 6 - 9pm.
RSVP to info@hanguppictures.com
Hang Up - 56 Stoke Newington High Street - London N16 7PB

'Harvest' Faith47 & Thingking - 2014



#ANOTHERLIGHTUP leverages street art with the capacity of crowd-funded community engagement.

The project, which aims to fund the installation of a street light system into one of Cape Town's more dangerous neighbourhoods, empowers individuals with the potential to be active agents in change.

Design Indaba Trust, Faith47 and Thingking have teamed up to create a mural that seeks to create a community level change through the duality of art-based social impact.

The multi-story artwork has a visual feedback loop for those who view it; the wall lights up at night each time enough money is raised for one new light to be installed on a pathway in the informal settlement of Monwabisi Park, Khayelitsha, through the organisation VPUU (Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading).

The intricate lighting pattern is an artistic endeavour that also serves as a reminder that there are communities in the city that lack the luxury of light, which is a major public safety concern.

Tweet #ANOTHERLIGHTUP to help promote the project and turn the lights on momentarily.When enough funds are raised for another light in Monwabisi the mural lights up for the evening.

See more at: anotherlightup.com

Nick Sheehy: ‘Metamorphosis’

Atomica Gallery is proud to present the debut solo exhibition by Australian artist and illustrator Nick Sheehy aka Showchicken, opening June 2014.

Metamorphosis is a collection of works on paper exploring change, death and imagination. Half dead and suspended of purpose, Sheehy’s characters are the results of cathartic and meditative drawings, documenting the emotional state of a person whose life is in a period of flux. Through laborious rendering and attention to detail, Sheehy presents an other-world of fantastical weirdlings, blurred narrative and elusive symbolism.

Metamorphosis sees a shift from Sheehy’s previous style and for this exhibition presents a more fluid and finely detailed body of work. Sheehy’s subjects include his signature double skull characters, animal skeletons and the dead awakened by courses of coloured, ribbon-like energy streaming through their static forms.


The exhibition will consist of a series of 15 graphite and watercolour works on paper, as well as several further smaller works; organic daily drawings reflecting Sheehy’s journey towards the Metamorphosis opening.

London based Sheehy has previously exhibited in group shows around the world including at Giant Robot in Los Angeles, Cartoon Network’s 20th Birthday Exhibition at Comic-Con 2012 and Pictoplasma curated exhibitions in Berlin and Paris. His work has been featured in a wide range of publications including Creative Review, Tiny Pencil and Nobrow.

12th June - 10th July 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday 12th June
Atomica Gallery, 29 Shorts Gardens, London

To attend the Metamorphosis Opening Reception on Thursday 12 June, 6-9pm, please RSVP to rsvp@atomicagallery.com or join the Facebook event here

Complimentary drinks will be provided by Huber Beer.

Katrin Fridriks: Flying Awareness

Lazarides is pleased to present Flying Awareness, the first solo exhibition in London from Icelandic abstract painter Katrin Fridriks, running from June 26th to July 24th at Lazarides Rathbone.

Following Fridriks' acclaimed participation in Lazarides’ 2013 group shows BRUTAL and Fresh Paint, the exhibition comprises a brand new body of work, marking the completion of her latest pictorial developments, and will invade the ground-floor of the gallery for one month this summer.

In keeping with Fridriks’ creative process, Flying Awareness will identify the strengthening of her signature style of idiosyncratic dripping enlargements and bold monochromatic leaking effects. Through endless technical experimentation, thin and almost transparent layers of kaleidoscopic colour appear across the canvases, fine tuning both the execution and conception of the final works. Movement and speed emerging from the vivid works invite the viewer to apprehend the powerful abstractions through different perspectives. Referencing a photographic aesthetic, the meanderings of Fridriks’ distinctive liquid drippings create an energy of their own and provide a new dimension to discover inside the artwork itself.

Partly inspired by her native land and its remote surroundings, Fridriks' explosive paintings can be interpreted as imaginary landscapes or reminiscent of satellite imagery. With multi-layered canvases acting as a catalyst, the spontaneous and graphical nature of the compositions offer a moment of freedom and reflection. The conceptual painter encourages viewers to seek out their own perception of the subjects within the works: eyes of a wild animal, a silhouette giving substance to a flying creature, or a savage and desolate landscape.

Katrin Fridriks’ well-defined colours and expressive architectural style provide an evocative impression, orientated towards staging distance from the paintings themselves and instead highlighting the viewer’s own perception and imagination. Working on both a micro and macro level the new body of work promises to provide a strong experiential experience.

26 June – 24 July 2014
Private View: 23 June 2014
Lazarides Rathbone, 11 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1HR

HABROS - A Solo Exhibition by Aida

Imagining the grand life of a gallant egotistical nabob, HABROS delivers a diverse range of screen printed works, highlighting the peculiar artifacts acquired through various means and adventures. Expect an abundant collection of exotic birds, luxurious items and exuberant bouquets, retracing the extravagant journeys of a master printmaker through time and space.

Born in Iran, Aida arrived in the UK as a political refugee in the early 1980's. Now based in London she produces fine art print editions for her avid audience. Aida’s most recent campaign, 'Print is Power' takes the form of public workshops, most notably held at the Victoria & Albert Museum, which successfully demonstrate how, with the right design and message, traditional printmaking can allow anyone to make a large-scale social impact.

* Special Feature *
Responding to Aida's work, Anna Potter (Swallows & Damsons) will create an ephemeral installation exclusively for the show.


Show opens June 5th and continues at the space until the 29th June 2014
B&B Gallery - 95B Mary St.  - Sheffield. S1 4RT

'Glamorous Darkness' By Miss Van

May at StolenSpace brings an exhibitions of works by revered female street artists, Miss Van and Olek.

The exhibition will divide the gallery into two spaces: In Gallery 1, Miss Van will exhibit a new body of work titled 'Glamorous Darkness'. In Gallery 2, Olek will exhibit never-before-seen photographic works and installation, 'Let's not get caught, let's keep going'. Having previously collaborated on public artworks, and exhibited together in many group shows across the world, StolenSpace is proud to bring these artists together to produce their first two-person show.



The concept behind these coinciding shows was born from the personal relationship between these two artists and their strong bond of friendship and mutual creative admiration. For these exhibitions, Miss Van & Olek have chosen to work with a subject that features prominently in both of their artworks: Masks. With a refreshing new take on this shared motif, the two artists will work in disparate media, with works on canvas, photography, and a spectacular three-dimensional construction. Mutually inspired by one another, these unique works will be shown in dialogue, playing upon and delving deeper into the creative realms of each others artwork.

Miss Van's breathtaking new work for her show 'Glamorous Darkness' maintain the signature aesthetic of her 'poupées' (dolls), yet evoking a darker poetic mood. Magical and dreamy, her muses pose in an ambient nature, singing or interacting with each other. They emerge from their loosely painted backgrounds like visions or dreams. The colours Miss Van has used in these painting also adds to the dream like quality, some bright and vivid, some softer, more natural. The masks are still the main elements, her characters are adorned with masquerade-style, animal-like masks, adding mystery and strength. Some with bird like beaks almost like protection to their delicate features, a sharp contrast to their soft sensual curves.

The exhibition opens the 9th May and runs until the 1st of June 2014.
Stolen Space Gallery - 17 Osborn Street  - London - E1 6TD

Beach London presents Artcade

Artcade is an exhibition celebrating retro gaming culture.

Beach have invited 6 artists to produce a piece of artwork inspired by a vintage arcade machine from the ‘Golden Era’ of coin-operated gaming.

Cabinets on show will be Pac Man, Galaxian, Space Invaders, Asteroids, Donkey Kong and Street Fighter II. Exhibiting artists include Gemma Shiel (Lazy Oaf), Anthony Burrill, Pete Fowler, Ellie Andrews, Rosy Nicholas and Malarky.

During the show Beach will be recording the top scores on each machine. At the end, each cabinet’s top-scorer will win the artwork that accompanies it. There’ll also be a limited-edition risograph print of each artwork available if your Joystick-waggling’s not up to scratch…

There will be a number of events during the exhibition celebrating gaming culture, including book launches, film screenings, and other events.

Kindly Supported by Sheridans media lawyers:
http://www.sheridans.co.uk/
And Arcade Direct: http://www.arcadedirect.co.uk/
Thursday - 1st May
Beach London - 20 Cheshire Street, E2 6EH