EINE – REVOLUTION

Fresh from EINE is this killer new 12-colour screenprint, ‘Revolution’.

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Each print is signed and numbered by Ben Eine, printed on 90# Coventry Rag, with hand torn down deckled edges. The print measures 27.57” x 25.21”
(70.04cm x 64.07cm) and will also be available in other colourways.

Launch date is Nov 5th 2014 at 3pm UK standard time.

For more info and to be added to the mailing list, email:

info@elephantsandcastles.com

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Alaric Hammond – From Cheek to Blushing Cheek

Alaric Hammond’s new solo show ‘From Cheek to Blushing Cheek’ is a dystopian collection of paintings, drawing’s and original monotype prints exploring themes of protest and subterfuge within a world of decayed imperial grandeur. The artist presents varied styles of abstracted portraiture where the subject’s eyes and words are frequently obscured, often employing scrawled text, cartoonish details and comic violence to create an uneasy sense of hidden agendas and masked intentions.

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Working from original collage Alaric has developed a highly original and textural approach to printmaking which is central to the new body of work presented in the show.


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U.K. based artist Alaric Hammond’s debut exhibition for Lazarides’ The Outsiders Gallery quickly established his prodigious talent for innovative image making originally honed from within the highly influential INSECT collective and his continued collaborations with founder Paul Insect long after the studio closed in the final months of 2007.

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Recent international exhibitions have taken place in Tokyo and Berlin with continued print releases from The Outsiders. In May 2013 Alaric’s ‘Super Glutt’ was included alongside Eduardo Paolozzi, Antoni Tapies and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff the Hatton Gallery’s Art & Text’ exhibition in support of the Ed Ruscha retrospective Pay Nothing Until April.

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Alaric has developed a diverse practice of painting, drawing, collage and fine art printmaking centred around his fresh approach to the traditional technique of etching. Alongside intaglio and monotype printing the artist often employs a variety of unique acid bath techniques to corrode metal plates combined in assemblages which dramatise the effect of decades of wear from the natural passage of time and weather, at the hand of man in the form of pollution, neglect and vandalism.

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www.alarichammond.com

Vans x VNA – Classic Manchester

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Over the last couple of weekends, VNA was invited to curate artwork for the Vans store and a small exhibition at TwentyTwentyTwo, Manchester. We hand picked some of our favourite artists to work with on the project, as well as some fresh new faces from up north.

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Will Barras and Cbloxx stepped up to take on the window of the Vans store in the Arndale Centre with this killer piece inspired by the classic Vans Sidestripe.

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Meanwhile, Tizer, Miss Led, Aylo and Ruby Heart were also working on pieces for this dope show!

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For more information on the artists, check their instagram profiles:

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@will__barras
@miss_led1
@tizerid

Big thanks to everyone at Vans and TwentyTwentyTwo!

www.twentytwentytwo.co.uk

www.vans.co.uk

Chazme x Cekas x Proembrion x Tone x Sepe 10 Storey Double Mural in Lodz, Poland

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Only couple of days before opening of a big group show of the best new contemporary urban talent Poland has to offer @ The Outsiders in Newcastle, some of these artists joined forces and completed this gigantic double piece in city of Lodz, Poland. Painting two facades of opposing 10 storey buildings, Chazme, Cekas, Proembrion, Tone and Sepe painted whats surely to become a landmark mural.

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Known for their distinctive styles and superb painting skills, Polish artists once again showed the power of their collaborative works. By blending and morphing their different styles with ease, their created these flowing murals that have a great composition and balance, even on such large scale. By creating two almost mirroring images opposing eachoter, they almost double the wow effect of the finished piece. While significantly different, their visual languages complement each other, perfectly balancing between Sepe’s figurative works and Chazme’s geometric abstract shapes and creations, with great additions by other artists involved in the project.

The group show Jednakowo/Różni (loosely translated as Equally/Various, or Same/Different), is opening on Friday 31st of October @ The Outsiders, Newcastle, and will include works by both Sepe and Chazme, as well as Robert Proch, Otecki, Pener, Nawer and M-City.

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Tag The Jewels

Tag the Jewels is a worldwide street art initiative for which over 30 artists across 6 continents were invited to remix the ‘Run The Jewels’ iconic album cover art – two opposing hands, one forming a gun, the other holding a chain.

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The artists were given a very simple brief and the freedom to express their own unique interpretations of Nicholas Gazin’s original artwork.

These signature pieces designed by respected local artists have gone up contemporaneously on walls from Los Angeles to Lagos, Paris to Jakarta, Sao Paolo to New Delhi and many more. It is the first global installation of it’s kind.

ARTISTS INVOLVED: 310 (Russia, painted in Morocco), AndC (ABS CRU, China), Andrew Spear & Mathew Curran (United States), Ashley Montague (United States), Bier en Brood & Kinos (Netherlands), Binho Ribeiro (Brazil), Chase312 (Kyrgyzstan), Dasic Fernandez (Chile, painted in United States), Frop & Muso (Saudi Arabia), Gamma Gallery (United States), Gorellaume (France), Gus Cutty (United States), HAM? (United States), Harsh Raman (India), Julien Guinet (Argentina), Katun (Malaysia), Kid Kreol & Boogie (Reunion Island), Low Bros (Germany, shot by Henrik Haven), Matthew Dawn (Belgium), Mila K (United Kingdom, photography Chard Remains), Owen Dippie (New Zealand), Ox (Australia), Oz Montania (Paraguay), Senzo & Abid (Morocco), Sepe (Poland), Sofles (Sydney, Australia), Statik & Cujos (United States), Sweet Damage Crew (Romania), Tuts (Indonesia), Uduak Akpan Samuel (Nigeria)

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Beyond The Pale Blue Dot – Cheba

‘Beyond the Pale Blue Dot’ presents Cheba’s first major show in 4 years, a series of mixed media works presenting the artist’s journey into abstraction and futuristic spray can expressionism. His recent work has evolved into vibrant and abstract fluid formations, a new and refreshing direction for the artist although influences of the bold character led work that he is well known for can still be found.

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The show features a series of 3D paintings using a complex process of poured resin. Cheba has created his own unique technique working with various mediums building up layer upon layer of resin to create multidimensional Nebula inspired paintings. Heavily influenced by Space, starscapes and the very elements that create us, Beyond the Pale Blue Dot focuses on the past, present and future of our existence. The work evokes mixed emotions of both hope and fear; the frightening thought of being alone in our universe or that there is something else out there are equally daunting but viewers will also find hope in the work, an homage to the beauty that surrounds us.

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Cheba began painting the Bristol landscape in the early 00’s, soon after picking up a spray can Cheba was hooked and has been a long-standing figure in his hometown of Bristol’s thriving street art culture. Showcasing his work at over 40 exhibitions across the World (4 Solo) alongside illustrious figures from the world of street art including the ‘Crimes of Passion’ show at the Royal West Academy of Arts and more recently The House of Commons, London and Art Fairs in New York.

Cheba has donated many works but most notably he was selected for two charitable fundraising public art exhibitions, Gromit Unleashed and Wow Gorillas, alongside household names such as Sir Quentin Blake, Peter Brookes & Peter Blake. At auction Cheba’s sculptures raised £28,000 and £10,000 respectively, among the highest selling at both auctions.

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Another awesome POW! WOW! HAWAII! video, this time featuring Kamea Hadar, who came through San Francisco for his recent show at 1AM Gallery. His new work is in collaboration with Defer and titled “Paradise Lost”, which explores their interpretations of paradise. Kamea and Defer first worked together at POW! WOW! Hawaii and since then Defer has moved to Hawaii permanently. Being on the same island they were able to share their ideas and let those concepts evolve naturally.

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Shohei Otomo and Kosuke Kawamura – ‘Flat Bend’

Shohei Otomo is one of the most high-profile names of Tokyo’s independent illustration scene. His hyper-realist ball-point pen illustrations combine traditional japanese and pop-culture imagery to present a biting commentary on contemporary Japanese culture. This video was shot in the lead up to FLAT BEND, Shohei Otomo’s latest exhibition at Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne.

Flat Bend is series of collaborative works by Tokyo artists Shohei Otomo and Kosuke Kawamura. Together, these two artists present a “stereoscopic” vision of the twisted underbelly of Japanese society.

Backwoods Artist Profile : SHOHEI OTOMO from Alexander Mitchell on Vimeo.

Limited edition prints by Shohei Otomo are available online at
backwoods-gallery.myshopify.com/collections/shohei-otomo

Vhils “Dissection” Museum Show Recap

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From 5th of July until 5th of October 2014, Alexandre Farto aka Vhils, our Issue #22 cover artist, had a big museum show at the EDP Foundation in Lisbon. Being his biggest show so far, the focus of the show was dissecting the elements of what we recognize as urban life. The show included various styles of works, from public pieces through the city, signature scratched doors, paper and wood panels, styrofoam sculptures, to impressive dissected train cars. After 15 years of creating art, 2 years of working on this particular show, 3 months of showing the works to the public, Vhils’ landmark solo show reached a record-breaking attendance of over 65,000 visits!

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In order to commemorate this moment in his career, Portuguese artist recently shared this nice video showing making of this extensive and complex show, as well as giving us a virtual walk through the museum. He also recently released a show catalog that is available through his official website.

The Noble Art – Jamie Hewlett

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This is a print that was inspired after Stuart Lowbridge and Jamie Hewlett’s good friend, Jon Brookes, was taken by brain cancer. Brookes, only 44, was the drummer of The Charlatans and a man that touched many by his music and also his magnetic personality. He had an incredible zeal for life and worked with and managed many young musicians throughout his career.
Jamie Hewlett is a renowned worldwide award winning artist known across the globe.

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A mutual respect and friendship between Stuart Lowbridge, Jon and Jamie prompted Stuart to commission Jamie to create a limited print (an edition of 150, signed and numbered by Jamie Hewlett) that would celebrate Jon’s life and keep his memory alive. Stuart also runs a small, dedicated musical gathering, called ‘The Social’. This print features just a few of the artists whose music is regularly aired at The Social.

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Jamie has created this strikingly timeless poster print, which Stuart and Jamie felt compelled to donate all proceeds of towards ‘The Brain Tumour Charity’, in memory of Jon. To boost the total donation, Stuart and Jamie attempted to approach as many, if not all, of the legendary artists featured to sign a handful of these prints to go to auction.

Sir Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Blondie, Gary Numan, Paul Weller Stevie Wonder, Noddy Holder, Kevin Rowland and Adam Ant have already been kind enough to sign artist proofs for auction.

www.jonbrookescharityprint.co.uk

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