Pure Evil gallery hosts this benefit event for graffiti writer Oker who was recently arrested, charged and jailed for various vandalism charges against him. Like him or loathe him, Oker is a writer that is on another level! The first graffiti i was exposed to in my home towns of Tunbridge and Tunbridge Wells was Oker… Oker Oker Oker, on the streets, on the trains, on the train tracks and in the abandoned buildings I found myself in… Legend. Make sure if you are in London that you get to this and help support his family whilst he is inside…
Unit 44 in Newcastle is nearly 2! They are celebrating this milestone with a show of new works and their private collection on the 7th December…
Check out more about the event over here on Facebook.
We are big fans of the work of Andrew McAttee, so we are looking forward to checking out some new work by him in this upcoming show at a pop up gallery space by Something in the Attic on the 25th and 26th of October.
Plus its a charity thing, so whats not to like?
Check out the making of progress images of the piece OHHHHMY…
So this years Moniker Art Fair by Moniker Projects opens on Thursday this week. Nice line up, plus we are launching VNA issue 20 at the event on Friday night! (More details on this soon!) In the mean time have a look at the flyer for this years fair…
The guys at The Future Tense have again curated the exhibition for MTV RE:DEFINE event in Dallas. Its looking very nice. Some of the artists featured… Charming Baker, Pedro Matos, Ryan McGinness, Parra, Swoon, Juergen Teller and Dave White.
These are some of the stand out pieces for me anyway…
Parra has also designed the t-shirts for the event. A great cause and a great looking exhibition/auction.
I love a good exhibition about stickers. VNA caught up with MadOne (Founder and curator of Sticker Phiends) as the next exhibition gets closer and found out a bit more about these fairly annual exhibitions which attract big name artists such as Anthony Lister and Shepard Fairey to get involved.
How long have you been involved in street art/sticker art/urban art?
I have actively been involved with this art form for almost 16 years now.
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Check out some of the work that will be on show…
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Its that time again…
Short promo vid for this years Nuart Festival, shot by numerous people over the years (thanks) and edited by our good friend and colleague Martin Hawkes of Saft Films.
Welcome to Poptimism, the first solo show in London by Vinnie Nylon.
Vinnie Nylon has been involved in the street art and graffiti movement for over 25 years, producing walls, print, paintings, graphics and billboards for a variety of small and international companies and commissioners.
This all new body of work is born out of a lifelong collecting obsession, a visual playground in which all of the collected toys and mascots meet head on, a collision designed to level the fields of high and low art. Where old meets new and ultra cute takes on a slightly sinister undertone.
Since the mid 90s Vinnie Nylon has been placing an army of candy coloured characters and advertising mascots onto canvas and walls. A new spin on old favourites, a savage twist on others, all harking back to a simpler post war era when the distinction between childhood and adulthood was so much clearer.
Lost icons that are no longer employed to distract us from the austerity of mid century Britain and America take on their new guise to reclaim their rightful place in a new visual universe.
Television as smokescreen, popular as social acceptance, reality sugar coated with a big goofy smile slapped on it. Poptimism reintroduces, reevaluates and explores the themes of seduction by ad media, sentimental attachment and mass production.
The works on show include vintage petrol cans, sticker art, fanzine and screen print as well as a number of new paintings and mixed media pieces. Trademark bright colours and thick impasto sit beside the more demure offerings of hand finished print and collage pieces.
The frame is the door that leads into a world of visual pop delights and plastic fantastic high low art for all to enjoy, so step inside and keep it pop, never stop playing.
One of the UK’s great talents right here.