Thursday, 29 November 2012

Cnr Old Street and Great Eastern

Came across this new piece the other night. Fantastic technique - almost 3-d. Not sure who the artist is, but would love to see some more of their work.
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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Copyright: Pop Lives, Pagan Hearts at Pure Evil

Went to Pure Evil Gallery last night for the opening of Copyright: Pop Lives, Pagan Hearts. The exhibition runs from the 23rd November – 2nd December 2012, and showcases a brand new collection of original works from artist Copyright. The show features 2D and 3D works on wood, new limited editions and experimental installation pieces.

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Loved this piece (well, pieces). 
We bought the one 2nd row from bottom, far right
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Pop Lives, Pagan Hearts is Copyrights 2012 solo show and sees him exploring the pop elements of his work the bright colours and repetition, but combining this with mythological narratives at the same time.

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Loved these too but the one I liked most had already been sold 

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This was lovely too. 
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Caught up with Copyright during the show

Caught up with him during the show, and (as always) that was an absolute pleasure. Sorry about the quality of the photos tho chap.

The show is curated by Newcastle based Zero Cool Gallery, their second show in a week, so congratulations also to Anthony for all the hard work - it paid off.

Congratulations also to Charlie from Pure Evil Gallery, who was unable to attend the opening due to the arrival of his baby daughter Bunny. 


Friday, 16 November 2012

Zero Cool show Cranio at Red Bull Studio

Went to the opening of Cranio 'Lost in London' last night. Not as big as the shows Zero Cool usually host there, but a great show none the less. Got to meet Fabio Oliveira aka Cranio, a lovely artist from Brazil having his first show here, and had a quality night.

Zero Cool Gallery pres. Cranio - Lost in London
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Chatting to Cranio at the show 

 Cranio signing our show posters

Cronio's scrawl 

Signed show poster

The show is only on 'till sat eve, so check it out if you are in London Bridge tonight to during the day tomorrow. A very big thanks to Zero Cool Gallery and of course Red Bull Studio (for their generosity - Hic! And highly recommend the latest red bull lime (with vodka of course).

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Moniker 2012 highlight

Just thought I'd start this one off with the highlight, and roll out pics and stories out afterward.
Highlight: Catching up with our graf hero C215, grabbing a pic with him, chucking it up on FaceBook, and him liking it. Awesome.
Mish & C215 at Moniker 2012

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Urban Masters Overview

The following 3 posts will all feature coverage from the Urban Masters show. This show, curated by Opera Gallery and sponsored by Butterfly, features 33 of the industry's biggest names from around the world inc. Banksy, C215, ROAShepard Fairey, Sweet Toof, Rone, Joe Black, Blek le Rat, Nick Walker and Zeus to mention just a few.

As an overview, take a few mins to watch this movie from Factory 7:


Urban Masters exhibition at Hearn st carpark pt1

Was lucky enough to check out this exhibition at the end of last week. Here's the low-down:

An urban and street art installation paying tribute to the Masters of the history of art. 

33 artists featuring: Bom.K, Blo, Brusk, Gris1, Jaw, Kan, Sowat, Da Mental Vaporz, Lek, Roa, David Shillinglaw, Zezao, Sweet Toof, Blek Le Rat, Ron English, Mac1, Matt Small, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, El Mac, C215, Joe Black, Seen, Risk, Remi Rough, Sixeart, Zeus, Mentalgassi, Nick Gentry, The London Police, StinkFish, Rone, Banksy, Kid Zoom, Nick Walker, Shepard Fairey


PUBLIC EXHIBITION : 9 - 18 November 2012
Free admission
Open Monday-Saturday 11am - 7pm & Sunday 12 - 5pm

Curated by Opera Gallery and Butterfly; sponsored by ANV.

Click on any of the images for a larger or detail view, and feel free to pass on...

Not sure who's piece this was, but it was great 

ROA - Canis (dog) 

Risk - On the roof again 

Risk - On the roof again (b)

Joe Black - Workers of the world unite!
I saw what I thought was this piece a few years ago at Moniker, 
but the date on this one was 2012, so guess it must be a new one.
Still love it though - great concept and execution, a powerful piece.

Joe Black - Workers of the world unite! (detail) 

Joe Black - Workers of the world unite! (detail)  

Joe Black - Workers of the world unite! (detail)  

Joe Black - Workers of the world unite! (detail)  

Joe Black - Workers of the world unite! (detail)  

 Joe Black - Workers of the world unite! (detail) 

Special thanks to Opera Gallery, Butterfly, ANV, LeCool and InvisibleMadeVisible. Go and see this exhibition if you can - it's an awesome showcase of top world talent and free...

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Urban Masters at Hearn St car park Pt2

As promised, the next installation from the excellent exhibition at Hearn St car park... Sorry some of these photos are a bit rubbish - it was very hard shooting in this environment allowing for the various light sources, but you get the idea. I'll chuck up a link with the gallery (Opera Gallery) that organised the exhibition, and you can search through their online catalogue for studio shot pics.

 Banksy - Kill Mom? (detail) 200cm x 200cm. 
This was done on a piece of old corrugated card and was POA...

 MAC1 - La bellenoiseuse

Blek le Rat - Mona 

Rona - That's the way (it should have begun but it's hopeless) 

Mentalgassi - Subway (Lenticular) 

Mentalgassi - Subway (Lenticular)  

Mentalgassi - Subway (Lenticular)  

Mentalgassi - Subway (Lenticular front on)  

Zezao - Dramat cidaded 

Sweet Toof - Dame  

Sweet Toof - Duke 

KAN/DMV - Warhol tribute to an anonymous master

Monday, 12 November 2012

Urban Masters at Hearn St car park pt3

The next 3 posts are all going to feature work from this weekends Urban Masters show. Here is the intro from LeCool, to give you a brief overview... Set in a "fittingly urban" setting - a former Victorian factory in Shoreditch - the Opera Gallery & ANV have invited 33 big names (Blek le Rat, Shepard Fairy, Nick Walker to name a few) along to show what's what when it comes to urban art. The show's all about paying homage to those who've inspired the artists: from art masters from history, to masterpieces, and current muses - and they're not doing it by halves. Expect your senses to be overwhelmed with works spanning from canvasses, installations, moving art, photography, pop-art, and street art. Surprises come as standard. Also: free posters for anyone heading down on November the 9th along with a public book signing (11am-7pm) makes the show a winner..

C215 - Girl

David Shillinglaw 

Shepard Fairey - Duality of humanity 1


Zezao - Pluvial Waters 

Nick Gentry - Memorial FB (on floppy dicks) 

Blek le Rat - Dancer 

Sowat - (unsure of the title) 

Zeus - Love, crash and burn 

Joe Black - (Unsure of the title, but it's made of hundreds 
of hand made badges featuring a variety of scenes - mainly porn)

Joe Black (detail) 

Joe Black (detail)  

Joe Black (detail)  

Risk - Something cookin' 

Rone - I don't care (I'd rather sink than call Rone for help) 

Zeus - Love, crash and burn  

 Kan - Le bain d'Ingres

I'll feature more from this great show over the next few posts, stay tuned...