Recently in the Sandvika, Norway, Xenz was invited in to create a delightful new installation on some concrete columns under a railway bridge featuring his distinctive birds and butterflies. Completed over the course of five days, the Concrete Jungle was brought to life with the British artist’s colorful trompe-l’œil technique and gave him a chance to point out unexpected parallels between the Impressionst and graffiti movement. He further explains – “Putting paint in tubes gave the Impressionists the opportunity to work en plein air for the first time. In […]
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Last weekend saw 250 artists and an estimated 40,000 members of the public descend on Bristol’s Southville and Bedminster neighborhoods for Upfest. The event has grown into the largest annual painting festival in Europe since its inception in 2008 and this year’s installment included large-scale murals by Kobra, Eelus and Jody Thomas. Will Barras and Xenz collaborated on a new wall which is teeming with detail that draws the eye in and holds the viewer’s attention; utopian landscapes and opalescent butterflies are intertwined with timeless cosmonauts and […]
With a glimpse of the setup to whet your appetite yesterday, here is now the main course – completed photos from Project M/5 from Urban Nation. The lineup, curated by Roland Henry and VNA Magazine, featured Mark Lyken, Inkie, Pam Glew, Fran Bosoletti, Will Barras, Eine, Steff Plaetz, Nick Walker, O. Two, Sickboy, Xenz and Sheone working hard creating window murals and installations as well as some pieces around the Berlin (see Eine here). Photo credit: Henrik Haven.
After giving you a taste last week of what Urban Nation is up to with Project M/5 (also see M/4, M/3) with new work from Eine from the streets of Berlin, we now have a more comprehensive look for you. Curated with the help of Roland Henry and VNA Magazine, the event has artist like Mark Lyken, Inkie, Pam Glew, Fran Bosoletti, Will Barras, Eine, Steff Plaetz, Nick Walker, O. Two, Sickboy, Xenz (seen above) and Sheone working hard creating window murals and installations. Check out everything coming together […]
We haven’t heard much from Xenz since his solo show at The Outsiders‘ Newcastle location (covered). It sounds like he has certainly stayed busy though hand finishing a hundred rooms and suites at the boutique central London hotel, Malmaison, with his recognizable vines, butterflies, flowers, and no doubt birds. Take a look at more examples in the photos below… Via Lazarides. Discuss Xenz here.
Curated by Coates and Scarry, the exhibition entitled Unnatural-Natural History recently launched at the Royal West of England Academy with many of the participating artists present at the opening. Featuring paintings, photography, drawings, sculptures and installations, 38 local and international artists are currently displaying their artistic interpretation of an alternative world. Following genetic mutations and environmental pressure, natural objects have been metamorphosed into unexpected forms in a place no longer ruled by humans. At the entrance, guests are greeted by feathered installations by Kate McGuire. The viewer’s mind is then immediately […]
Xenz recently opened up his new show Pecking Disorder at The Outsiders, Lazarides’ Newcastle location. With his first show in his native north of England, the artist whose roots lay in graffiti, mixes his vibrant landscapes and in particular his love for birds with an urban setting. He states “as a whole the show examines the idea of taking a holiday in paradise without realising that paradise is all in the mind. Normally I paint a fantasy world, so this body of work’s been interesting […]
The vaults under Waterloo Station have been taken over by artistic director Kevin Spacey and his team from the Old Vic Theatre for their latest venture: Tunnel 228.Â A very cool “pop up” art show and theatre experience that seems to have come out of nowhere. Via a mysterious website which poses as a legit business, people can get free tickets to the event via a hidden link that allows the visitor to participate in the project. The show includes work by ATMA, Mark Jenkins, Antony […]