Lawrence Alkin Gallery will be opening a 2nd solo show by Sepe on the 5th of October at their space in SOHO, coinciding with Frieze Week in London. Titled Dying Surfer Meets His Maker, this body of work was directly influenced by the important social movements and major shifts in this past year, and the effects on the Polish artist both personally and to his friends globally. Without a certain narrative that he was building the show around, Sepe developed a much more dynamic, unpredictable, or even […]
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On May 12th, the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum will be opening Flourish, a group show curated by Thinkspace Gallery. Continuing to promote what they call the New Contemporary Art Movement, the exhibition features work from 1010, Aaron Nagel, Alex Garant, Alexis Diaz, Allison Sommers, Amy Sol, Bec Winnel, Benjamin Garcia, Cinta Vidal, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, Curiot, Daniel Bilodeau, David Cooley, David Rice, Derek Gores, Dulk, Erik Siador, Ernest Zacharevic, Fernando Chamarelli, Frank Gonzales, Ian Francis (seen above), Icy and Sot, James Bullough, Joel Daniel Phillips, Jolene […]
Earlier this month, the District Walls project in Washington D.C. (curated by Art Whino) saw a sweet addition from SEPE entitled Another Brick In The Wall. When considering that the mural is being painted in the US capital and the image showing a clown being crowned, the piece was perfectly timed for the current election cycle. The Polish artist, whose real name is Michał Wręga adds – “In general work refers to the ruthless world of politics and grotesque race for power. I thought it will perfectly fit […]
Recently at an abandoned structure in Poland, Sepe painted a new mural entitled Selfie in the Circus. The piece is dedicated to an upcoming show of the same title at Soon Gallery in Zurich scheduled to open on May 19th. Created in the same color palette as many of the originals in his new body of work, the wall features a circle of pointing individuals surrounding a single figure, continuing the Warsaw-based artist’s commentary on society.
Last week, we brought you a look at the collaborative effort (photos here) between Li-Hill and James Bullough in the Wynwood District during Basel Week Miami. Other artists also painted murals for Pangeaseed’s Seawalls series (curated by Urban Nation) including Never Crew, Sepe, and Onur & Wes21 (who combined for the nice wall seen above). Take a look at more pieces below… Discuss Basel Week Miami here.
Polish artists Sepe and Chazme were recently invited to participate in the 1,2,3 Hoch 2wei project by the University of Bielefeld in Germany. For this initiative, the artists created a mural titled Unreachables inside the university lobby. The large piece is inspired by the current immigrant problem that Europe is dealing with, but also, the problem of Somalian pirates. For this piece, the two artists mixed their highly different styles into a well working image. Sepe painted the characters, with his raw, expressive visual language accenting the pain […]
Five years since his last solo, Sepe will be opening a London show at Lawrence Alkin Gallery on the 29th of May. The Golden Age Of Grotesque will include a total of 19 new works that Polish artist created especially for this event. After years of being a straight-up graffiti artist then moving on to large murals, Sepe is these days successfully transferring his work onto canvas. Using the years of street work experience along with the skills he mastered at the Fine Arts Academy, his paintings often balance […]
Laboratório de Actividades Criativas in Lagos, Portgual, is currently has an group exhibition on view which resulted after their ARTURb 2014 project. For the 4th consecutive year, this art organization invited urban artists from Europe and around, for an artistic residency at their headquarters in an old prison facility with the current edition including Sepe from Poland, Mario Belem from Portugal, Borondo from Spain, Dome from Germany, Aryz from Spain and Pipsqueak from The Netherlands. Each of the artists created public murals in town, as well […]
A review of recent public works for our Streets World Roundup sees this new mural (seen above) from Shok-1 as one of the standouts. Entitled The Consumer, the new piece makes a clever modification in the Pac-Man imagery that we are used to and again highlights the sublime translucent x-ray spraycan technique from the London-based artist. Other notable walls come from Know Hope x 2501 – Austria, Gaia – South Carolina, Cyrcle. – Poland, Borondo – UK, Aaron Li-Hill – New Jersey (source), Faith47 – […]
Curated by Graffuturism founder and artist Poesia (interviewed), A Major Minority gathers A4 sized works from over 100 artists in 18 countries from what he likes to call “Othercontemporay Urban Art.” He states “because Urban Art has been misunderstood and ignored by institutions and their current version of art history, it was necessary to attempt to initiate and standardize a unique term that would augment and define this outsider art form.” Opening on March 14th at 1:AM Gallery in San Franscico, the show aims to illustrate the large scope of this art […]