Festival Iminente (previewed) opened recently and will bring two days of art and music to London’s Brick Lane. The festival serves as both a celebration of Portuguese and pan-European culture and a warning of what may be lost as a result of the UK’s exit from the European Union. Vhil‘s cast concrete sculpture is based upon a sketch which he drew on a previous trip to the capital. The portrait is surrounded and interwoven with fragments of a city as viewed from above and the crevices created by the metropolis’ roads […]
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Festival Iminente will be bringing a taste of Portuguese culture to East London at the end of the month. The event is being curated by Vhils and the Underdogs Gallery which he established in 2013. The festival debuted in Lisbon’s Oeiras district last autumn and this latest iteration carries a particularly contemporary theme with the subtitle Art Before Brexit. The participating artists’ individual contributions address some of the specific issues which dominated the public conversation around Brexit. For example, Mais Menos’ installation is concerned with […]
Last week, we shared with you some of the works Nate Frizzell (interviewed) created for the artBGC ONE Festival in the Philippines. We now have a recap of the other murals that were created by international artists like FAILE, Cyrcle., AkaCORLEONE, Kristin Farr, Drew Merritt and Filipino artists Egg Fiasco and Anjo Bolarda for the inaugural event curated by LeBasse Projects, and held in conjunction with the Bonifacio Arts Foundation (BAFI) in Manila. Our minds are still blown by the size of the piece the Cyrcle. boys painted (seen above).
Underdogs Gallery and their bands of renegade curators have put their heads together once again to bring the great city of Lisbon another stellar group show entitled Soma. On display were a collection of politically charged works from the always innovative ±MaisMenos± to the traditional ornate tile collage of Add Fuel. Add to that, a handful of others all pulling their weight including AkaCorleone and his kaleidoscope of color, Maria Imaginário’s whimsical work, and Mário Belém’s intricate layered wood, and lets not forget the illustration based works of Pedro Matos and […]
It’s time for another edition of our Streets World Roundup feature. First up is a new High Line billboard featuring the work of Ed Ruscha. The influential American artist joins many others before him who have had their art displayed on the high profile pedestrian walkway in New York City. Other notable street art comes from: Seth Globepainter – Italy, Inti – Tahiti, Steve Powers – Belgium, ROA – Spain, Agostino Iacurci – Italy, 2501 – Italy, How & Nosm – Hong Kong, Aryz – […]
The Underdogs Gallery is Lisbon is currently showing a solo from a young illustrator, graphic designer, and visual artist, AkaCorleone. Otherwise known as Pedro Campiche, the Portuguese artist began as an active writer in Lisbon’s graffiti underworld, and has since started exhibiting his work in 2010. Find Yourself in Chaos is an excellent overview of his current works and ideas. As a versatile young spirit, AkaCorleone has no limitations when it comes to mediums, techniques or formats. Being “self-confessed obsessive with all things graphic and visual,” he […]