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Streets: Banksy (London)

A statement on child labour in the UK has appeared on the side of Poundland on Whymark Avenue in London with an underaged worker hard at work with a sewing machine creating some bunting (perhaps for the upcoming Queen’s Jubilee?). Although not confirmed as of yet by Banksy, the stenciling and style are all strongly reminiscent of Mr. B’s handiwork. Photo credit: the lonely villein.

Streets: Mobstr (London)

It looks like the ever witty Mobstr has been busy in and around London recently putting up some new pieces. The street artist hailing from Newcastle is known for verbiage-based pieces that poke fun at his art form as well as challenge the way we view public space. These photos, which come courtesy of Hooked Blog include a continuation in his Huh? series as well as other “lessons in advertising.” Discuss Mobstr here.

Showing: Ian Francis – “10,000 Years From Now” @ Lazarides (Rathbone Place)

A couple weekends ago, London showgoers had the opportunity to enjoy a selection of new paintings from Ian Francis (featured) at the Rathbone Place location of Lazarides. 10,000 Years From Now is a pretty incredible new body of work featuring the Bristol-based artist’s masterful blend of the photo-realism & the abstract while touching on imagery that included seductive characters & ghostly landscapes utilizing a beautiful palette and intriguing titles. For those interested, also take a look at a studio visit we did leading up the […]

Showing: David Shrigley – ‘Brain Activity’ @ Hayward Gallery (Part II)

If you enjoyed the first part of our coverage of David Shrigley’s retrospective at the Hayward Gallery in London, here is a second set of photos for you to peruse. With about ten days left until Brain Activity closes forever, now would be time to head over for a look yourself. The multi-talented and multidisciplinary artist has certainly included a wide array of works including sculpture, paintings, photography, drawings, taxidermy, animation that will keep you occupied for hours. More photos after the jump…

Openings: Pedro Matos – “Heritage” @ Ivory & Black

Last weekend, the Ivory & Black showspace in London hosted the opening for Pedro Matos’ new body of work entitled Heritage. With a series of large paintings (including tondos) and a cluster of smaller pieces, the focus of the Portuguese artist was on his personal and cultural heritage. Also on display was a new limited edition book (available here). More photos after the jump…

Showing: David Shrigley – ‘Brain Activity’ @ Hayward Gallery (Part I)

With about two weeks left on David Shrigley’s showing at the Hayward Gallery in London, now is a good time to share some photos with you to hopefully encourage you to make the trip out to take a look at Brain Activity for yourself. The retrospective includes a wide range of works from the UK-based artist such as sculpture, paintings, photography, drawings, taxidermy, animation, and more all infused with his special form of humor. We’ve split the photos into two sets so look out for […]

Opening: Blek Le Rat @ Opera Gallery (London)

Xavier Prou aka Blek Le Rat opens a new exhibition of work to the public at the Opera Gallery in London on Friday 27th April 2012. Despite exhibiting all over the world, this will be the French artist’s first London exhibition since 2008. With this being his 30 year career anniversary, the new body of work pays tribute to the people that inspired him from his childhood including figures from the Renaissance era as well as people he met during his travels. He also celebrates “Street Art” […]

Studio Visits: Ian Francis – “10,000 Years From Now” @ Lazarides Rathbone

This Friday, Ian Francis (featured) will be unveiling a new series of works entitled 10,000 Years From Now at London’s Lazarides (Rathbone Place). On our recent journey around the globe, we had the pleasure to trek up to Bristol to visit Ian’s studio. While there, we saw numerous pieces as they were in progress including ones that highlighted his seductive figures and mysterious landscapes tugging at the boundaries between the literal and the abstract. Watching Ian work is simply amazing. From carefully rendered studies comes […]

Openings: ROA – “Hypnagogia” @ StolenSpace (Part II)

After bringing to you part one of our coverage of ROA’s showing with StolenSpace, we move from the main space to The Stone Masons at 17 Osborne Street London E1 6TD. This portion of Hypnagogia seemed to be more installation-based, filled with a bestiary of animals from the Belgium-based artist, cleverly dissected on found objects. As the title suggests, these visions of animalia could usually only be seen in the transitional state between wakefulness and sleep, but luckily for his fans, ROA has made it […]

Streets: London Instagram Roundup

It’s been a long while since the last Instagram Roundup from the streets of East London here on AM, so we thought it was about time we gathered some photos of what’s been happening over the last five months.  A favourite is definitely this great wall from Sweet Toof and Paul Insect, some wonderful painting by Conor Harrington, another visit from Sheffield artist Phlegm and new stabby women paste ups by Kid Acne and plenty more. There really is too much to talk about here, […]