Cleon Peterson recently brought his highly stylised and violent imagery to London for his first solo exhibition in the UK. There is a War opened at The Outsiders’ Soho gallery space on Thursday July 4th with a selection of works from his Brinksman series as well as his wonderful tableaux street scenes so full of multi-dimensional blood drenched villainy. For many at the opening it was the first opportunity to see Cleon’s graphical (and also graphic) work in person, and a chance to absorb his technique over a large body of work. There […]
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Two notable London graffiti / street artists, Paul Insect & Sweet Toof have a long history of working collaboratively and jamming out walls together. Their latest collaboration is entitled Clowning Around. Check out the cool stop motion animated video they made of the piece coming together below… Discuss Paul Insect here. Discuss Sweet Toof here.
Continuing their long history of artists collaborations, Louis Vuitton’s latest project features the letters of Ben Eine. In particular, the Frence fashion house has been working on a series of scarves with street and graffiti artists (also see RETNA, Aiko, Os Gemeos) so the UK-based artist’s alphabet musings are just the latest iteration. Adorned with the words “Louis Vuitton” and “Great Adventures,” a reference to a how Eine feels every time he gets off a plane in a new city, the scarf was sold in […]
Hopefully those in London had a chance to check out the great showing from D*Face (interviewed) at Stolenspace before it closed last weekend. Around the same time, the local street artist found time to get up near the gallery (Commercial Street, across the way from Spitalfields Market) with some of his recent pop imagery. Working through the rain, the water turned out to be a good opportunity to get some photos… Photos via the artist. Discuss D*Face here.
Argentinean artist Leandro Erlich has unleashed another interactive installation in a vacant lot on Ashwin Street in East London as part of Beyond Barbican. Known for his art pieces that often stretches the viewer’s mind with unexpected optical illusions, this particular one entitled Dalston House utilizes a modality he has tried before. Placing the facade of Victorian house on the ground and then attaching a massive mirror at a 45 degree angle to it, people can position themselves to look like they are scaling the building or dangling […]
Cleon Peterson‘s first UK solo exhibition is on the horizon, so get ready for some carnage Londoners! Peterson’s stories are told in a typically monochrome language, and show a world where violence reigns, interspersed with quirky black humour. His stylized bogeymen are metaphor of course for oppressors of all kinds rather than a straight up glorification of violent people carrying out violent acts. There is a War opens at The Outsiders Soho gallery space with a private view on Thursday July 4th and runs until August 3rd […]
Opera Gallery London is pleased to present a collection of David Bowie-inspired art, in parallel to the Victoria and Albert Museum milestone retrospective David Bowie Is. The group exhibition The Many Faces of David Bowie is featuring a contemporary vision of ‘Bowie Mania’ with one-off masterpieces including tributes from some of today’s leading contemporary and street artists. David Bowie has endorsed the exhibition on both his official Facebook page and official website. The participating artists are: Lita Cabellut, David Mach, Joe Black, C215, The London Police, Mac1, Jimmy C, Kid Zoom, Mr. Brainwash, Kan (Da Mental […]
While in UK earlier this month, the Spanish-born Liqen painted a vibrant mural, Mandarina Chicharra, in South London in the Dulwich area. Covering the wall in the courtyard of a local school with his surreal imagery, the children will either be inspired by this hybrid orange and insect creature, or have bad dreams. Take a a look from some other angles and enjoy the details below… Discuss Liqen here.
AM recently had the chance to visit pop-surrealist painter Hisham Echafaki‘s studio. Using acrylic and oil paint, the London-based artist loves exploring symetry and patterns, as well as depicting animals in a surreal environment, as shown in his kufic and butterflies series. We were fortunate to document some of the painting process of his Anthropomorphic Bowie pieces as he prepared for the upcoming group show The Many Faces of David Bowie at the Opera Gallery London. Photo credit: Butterfly.
On Thursday, 6th of June, Chinese artist DalEast opened his first UK solo show titled The London Dare – The Finale Night (347 Old Street) The show was the big finish to his recent visit to Londontown during which he painted some of his best murals to date. The artist, who only recently confirmed his status with a sold out show at Jonathan Levine Gallery (covered), has become famous for his unique abstract 3D street work, which is now gracing the walls all over the world. For his London […]