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Streets: Lawrence Epps – Ceramic ‘Human Resources’ Treasure Hunt

Regular readers of AM may recognise the name Lawrence Epps as he is one of our contributors here in the UK. Lawrence is also a ceramicist based in Cambridge, and we wanted to share with you a project he is working on at the moment. This Wednesday, September 28th, Lawrence is unleashing an interventionist street drop at dawn in both London and Stoke-On-Trent to coincide with his participation in the British Ceramics Biennial, which runs from September 30th until 13th November in the heart of […]

Streets: London Instagram Roundup

Some great street art surprises have popped up around Shoreditch since the last AM London Instagram Roundup. First up, this brilliant, huge piece by the prolific Sweet Toof and CEPT at Village Underground was exceptionally nice to see. LUDO (featured) has also been getting up with his paste-ups whilst in London for his solo show Metamorphosis at High Roller Society (covered). In addition, Australian artist Ghostpatrol has been busy collaborating with Kid Acne, Ema and Dscreet on an amazing wall in Dalston; and he has also been working with Malarky (a […]

Videos / Teaser: Lazarides Minotaur Event @ The Old Vic Tunnels

Perhaps influenced by the pop-up restaurant The Tree House (see video above) in Frankfurt for which he presumably curated the artwork for, Lazarides will be bringing the PRET A DINER concept in for his newest project in London. During Frieze and the London Restaurant Festival, from October 10 – 25, the gallery will be organizing a show and pop-up fine dining experience in The Old Vic Tunnels, site of 2010’s Hell’s Half Acre exhibition. Preparing the food will be top Michelin-starred chefs Nuno Mendes (Viajante, London), […]

Openings: LUDO – “Metamorphosis” @ High Roller Society

Opening his first solo exhibition in London over the weekend, LUDO (interviewed) yet again showed his artistic dexterity in multiple mediums at High Roller Society. Much like his Zurich solo back in April, Metamorphosis (previewed) offered an strong selection of large graphite and oil drawings, focusing on his signature weaponized insects. Preferring to work on paper, these large scale works illustrate the French artist’s deft drawing abilities and provide reference to the massive paper wheatpastes he utilizes for his street work. The focal point of the […]

Streets: Phlegm (London)

As you saw in our London Instagram Roundup last week, Phlegm was in London recently and painted some of the walls of the Foundry Building on Old Street with his signature characters. It looks like the Sheffield-based street muralist hasn’t finished with Shoreditch yet as he recently added this airship piece at the Zetland House to the long list of fantastical vessels he’s painted in the past, although this time he’s taking to the skies instead of to the water. More photos from unusualimage after the […]

Preview: Antony Micallef – “Happy, Deep Inside My Heart” @ Lazarides (Rathbone Place)

As mentioned in our earlier teaser, Antony Micallef’s (interviewed) long awaited UK solo at Lazarides’ Rathbone Place is upon us with the public opening scheduled for tomorrow, September 8th. The show Happy, Deep Inside My Heart comprises of fresh works created by the the UK-based artist’s signature strokes and smudges. His use of vibrant colors or lack thereof along with the differing subjects and mediums in this series are an attempt to draw the audience into an interwoven social commentary along with a self examination […]

Previews: LUDO – “Metamorphisis” @ High Roller Society (London)

A couple weeks back, we brought you coverage of LUDO’s (interviewed) recent US street art tour, as well as reference to his upcoming show with High Roller Society in London. We now have some tasty preview images to share from what will be the French artist’s second solo exhibition of the year. Opening Friday, September 9th, Metamorphosis will see LUDO continue the evolution of his signature Frankenstein-esque, green-tinged creatures, much like was seen during his impressive Zurich show, La Belle Vie (covered), back in April. […]

Teaser: Antony Micallef – “Happy, Deep Inside My Heart” @ Lazarides (Rathbone Place)

On September 9th, Antony Micallef (interviewed) will be returning to the Rathbone Place location of Lazarides with another exhibition.  Happy, Deep Inside My Heart, will be his first solo since 2009 at the London gallery (covered), although his work was seen stateside in a group show with Conor Harrington, JR and Vhils in Beverly Hills last year. AM was quite enamored with his last set of paintings for the UK and look forward to seeing what he has to offer this time. Discuss this show […]

Tracey Emin’s Work Installed In UK’s Governmental Headquarters

10 Downing Street, or known by people in the UK as Number 10, the governmental headquarters recently had one of Tracey Emin’s signature neon signs installed. Intended as a gift (to the Government Art Collection) and a suggestion, the piece was placed in the Terracotta Room by order of the Prime Minister David Cameron, who is the fan of the often provocative YBA’s work.  On a related note, if you live near London, you can still catch her major retrospective at the Hayward Gallery through […]

Studio Visits: David Shillinglaw

Studio visits are probably the most enjoyable things that we get to do here at AM. A little time to talk with the artist about their work, and also a chance to soak up the environment in which the work is created. David Shillinglaw’s environment is a pretty special one. His North London home and studio is situated at the top of an old brick-built warehouse / factory building and the huge loft offers more work and play space than any of the studios than […]