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Preview: Sweet Toof – ‘Having A Dig’ @ Arch 402 Gallery, London

Here’s something to get your gums around… Everyone’s favourite purveyor of eye-candy Sweet Toof, one of the most prolific street artists in London, is bringing a selection of new paintings to London’s Arch 402 Gallery next week. He’s of course a classically trained fine artist, and the Royal Academy trained painter is well versed in working fast and dirty outdoors as the man who over the last couple of years put the ‘candy’ into the Burning Candy crew. Having A Dig brings the more refined […]
Tom French - Shrouded Perceptions

Releases: Tom French – ‘Shrouded Perceptions’ Screenprint

It looks like Tom French (featured) has been working on more of the trompe l’oeil skull pieces recently seen at his showing with Vincent Michael Gallery. Shrouded Perceptions is a new screenprint available as of 14th December from Zero Cool Gallery for a very wallet friendly £60. Here’s the details – Silk Screen on Somerset 300gsm White Satin (100% cotton rag, acid free with four deckle edges) / Edition of 30 /41cm x 29cm. We also hear from Zero Cool that they are adding new […]
Mike Shankman

Preview: Atrophic Existence @ Show & Tell Gallery

Show & Tell Gallery looks set to round off a fine year with a fine group showing, Atrophic Existence, opening on December 11th. Kevin Cyr (interviewed), Mike Shankman, Jeff Gillette, and Alex Lukas all will be exhibiting new paintings with the shared theme of decay and disintegration of the urban landscape. Also included in the exhibition is an installation by Joshua Barndt entitled The World is a Mountain and Everything Gets Buried. Take a look at the short, but interesting trailer that Joshua made in […]

Preview: Dran – ‘My Everyday Life’ & ‘I Have Chalks’ @ Pictures On Walls London

French artist and DMV crew member Dran has been causing ripples of excitement for a while in street art circles, and is now set to make a big splash over the course of the next week by opening two shows in London. My Everyday Life is first to open. This installation will feature a selection of original works in the mediums of sculpture and painting. Dran’s Scribouille character – shown above – is set to be the main focus of the show, and you can […]

Openings: Emma Tooth – ‘Concilium Plebis’ @ Lazarides Outsiders Gallery

Hopefully you caught our interview with Emma Tooth recently just ahead of her London solo opening at the Lazarides Outsiders Gallery, if not you can check it out here. AM went along to the opening of Concilium Plebis to check out the work for ourselves down in the dungeon. We’ve already seen some of the series of paintings before at her recent exhibition at Derby Museum earlier this year, and also when we visited Emma in her studio, but there was a healthy mixture of […]

Openings: Kid Acne – ‘When the Smoke Clears’ @ Concrete Hermit

South Yorkshire’s finest – Kid Acne – opened his latest solo show in London last week at Concrete Hermit. ‘When the Smoke Clears’ brings a fine selection of the varied aspects of this artist’s oeuvre together in one space. The installation begins with the hundreds of one-line-drawings of Kid Acne’s signature house emblem in white paint marker pen on the window to the gallery and store. Step inside and the floor is spray-painted in a vivid Day-Glo pink with a black sinuous pattern running throughout […]

Openings: Brian Donnelly – “Obedience & Savagery” @ Show & Tell Gallery

It’s always exciting for us to see emerging artists we enjoy pushing the boat out and really delivering solid showings of work. AM recently brought you a glimpse of what Toronto based artist Brian Donnelly was bringing to his solo exhibition “Obedience and Savagery”, which opened last week at Show & Tell Gallery, and after seeing these preview images we had high hopes for the rest of the work. Donnelly’s animal/human mash-ups were shown alongside Winnie Truong’s delicate coloured pencil work in the form of […]

Releases / Giveaway: Paul Insect – ‘Unclear Residents’ Folio @ Pictures on Walls

AM stopped by Paul Insect’s folio release event at Pictures on Walls last week to take a look at the ‘Unclear Residents‘ set. The evening presented a series of Paul’s screen-printed targets pasted about the walls, along with the selection of prints and a huge bank of page-spreads from the two limited zines available in the hand-made folio. At the time of writing, the edition of 80 sets seems to be close to sold out, with just 3 sets remaining. The scrapbook ‘Beat the Devils‘ and the […]

Preview: Mantis “Altered State” solo exhibition

Self organised solo exhibitions seem to be a popular way of showcasing your art here in the UK over recent times, and the latest AM has got wind of is “Altered State” by Mantis this Thursday night. This has the makings of something a little different though, as Mantis is staging his exhibition in the disused Lord Napier pub in Hackey Wick over the course of one weekend. New works on show will include paintings, sculpture and small scale prints. The concept behind the prints […]

Openings: Best Ever – ‘Some Anatomies of Melancholy’ @ Blackall Studios

We’d been anticipating Best|Ever’s debut ‘official’ solo show since first coming across some early examples of their work a couple of years back, and our recent interview with the duo of Neil ‘Best’ Edward and Hadley ‘Ever’ Newman only served to build our desire further to experience their paintings as a body of work within a gallery setting. AM went along to the opening night of ‘Some Anatomies of Melancholy’ last week, and B|E delivered a solid exhibition to a packed house. The main gallery […]