Last night was certainly a busy evening for the East London art scene, but thankfully the VNA team were able to make it down to the launch of ‘White Canvas Project’ before too many free beers were consumed along the trail. The show was a collaboration with Supremebeing and featured work by Mr Jago, Will Barras, David Walker, Bue the Warrior and SheOne, who also curated it. We were lucky enough to sit down with SheOne, drink some cider, care of the event sponsor Kopparberg, and have a little chat about the exhibition..
How did the whole project come about?
I got involved when I met David from Supremebeing and he was with Dave Walker, one of the artists; they were knocking around this concept about making an art project and asked me if I’d be interested. Then they told me we were going to spend a long weekend in a secret location in the countryside painting and having BBQ’s and bonfires, so I said ‘yes definitely, I’m up for that!’. We didn’t really know what we were letting ourselves in for but luckily the five artists involved were all quite good friends already so we had a great creative weekend, all spurring eachother on to get out of our comfort zone and make something different. The concept of working on salvaged furniture and car parts was really interesting because none of us knew what we were going to paint until we got there; there was just a big heap of salvage and you just had to pick through it and see who was going to paint what. It worked out really nice.