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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 […]

Openings: Christiaan Nagel @ Rich Mix

Last week, Londoners discovered an infestation of mushrooms at the Rich Mix showspace with the culprit being artist Christiaan Nagel. If you remember, we first introduced you to his street fungi back in January – colorful constructs of polyurethane, fiber glass, and stainless steel which he installed strategically on top of buildings and roofs mostly in the East End. Presented by Street Art London, the show which brought some of Nagel’s signature creations indoors was certainly well received by the packed crowd. More opening pics after […]

Teaser: Christiaan Nagel @ Rich Mix

You may remember a while back when we introduced you to Christiaan Nagel’s mushroom street interventions in London. Apparently, he will be taking his creations indoors with a show presented by Street Art London at Rich Mix. His thoughts behind the show – “Mushrooms are a metaphor for the idea. Ideas are original thoughts. Where do all ideas come from? They are the culmination of the person and his environmental circumstances. There is an element of randomness in any idea, that part we don’t have […]

Streets: London Instagram Roundup

Since the last AM London Instagram Roundup, quite a bit has being going on. First up, it was great to see Mobstr’s newly painted shutters with the words “Huh?” repeated in black and white to make up one giant “Huh?” Also, the side door to Stolen Space Gallery had a wonderful make over by Word to Mother, very nice. Sweet Toof is still being very active hitting up another roller piece with artist Smells, and also some other new work around from him too. There […]

Streets: Conor Harrington (London)

After gifting his native country of Ireland with three cowboy-themed murals (here, here and here), Conor Harrington (interviewed) has returned to England to continue working on his next solo show. He did find time however to paint this wall in London going back to his signature colonial style. More shots from unusualimage after the jump, but also check out some in-progress photos from Hooked Blog here.

Openings: Burning Candy – “A Fist Full of Paint” @ Tony’s (London)

  Last week, AM went along to the opening night at Tony’s, London, to grab some pics and get a feel of East London’s Burning Candy exhibition A Fist full of Paint.  Knowing the exterior had been brilliantly tagged with a paint filled fire extinguisher, it was good to see the interior had been done in the same style. The floor and the walls had all been touched by the western style showdown paint fight that had taken place. This was recreated throughout the night […]