Prolific NY-based street artist ELLE has a joint show with Martha Cooper opening at Mecka Gallery, Brooklyn, on Saturday 26th April. The show is a collaborative effort involving some rare, unusual photos from Martha, combined with some heavyweight, multi-disciplinary artwork from ELLE. Expect fire-extinguisher mayhem, screen-printed paper catwalk dresses and poignant pictures of kids playing in the streets. We caught up with ELLE to chat about her artwork, inspirations and that awkward moment when your arresting officer asks you out on a date.
From 3rd April, Howard Griffin Gallery presents a retrospective of the life and work of infamous artist Thierry Noir. In 1984, Noir was the first artist to illegally paint mile upon mile of the Berlin Wall. Noir wanted to perform one real revolutionary act: to paint the Wall, to transform it, to make it ridiculous, and ultimately to help destroy it. Noir’s iconic, bright and seemingly innocent works painted on this deadly border symbolised a sole act of defiance and a lone voice of freedom. In this landmark exhibition at Howard Griffin Gallery in Shoreditch, the artist’s first solo show, new original works will be exhibited alongside rarely seen photographs, interviews and films, juxtaposing old and new to reassess Noir’s enduring legacy and contribution to society.
Our friends over at Monorex have alerted us to the fact that they are celebrating their 9th year in business! They are holding a series of talks, events, art battles, live music and parties this week at Hoxton Arches in London’s East End.. Heres a run down of whats going on…
OMFG… Kaws goes huge and in wood no less…
This show opens tonight… Some lovely graffiti and street art photographs from our favourite graffiti snappers at this show. Go check it out at www.doomedgallery.com
Organized Chaos – Slicer – Backwoods Gallery
Founding member of Melbourne’s AWOL Crew, Slicer, kicks off a solo show at Backwoods.
A hectic mash of paint, paper, canvas and burnt wood, the show explores an emotive landscape of violent graffuturism.
Organized Chaos will be opening on Friday the 15th of March at Backwoods Gallery and running until Sunday the 31st. Private viewing: Thursday the 14th of March.
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.
What a great event this year… The Moniker Art Fair 2012 not only was the venue for the VNA issue 20 launch party, but also a very impressive art fair featuring the likes of Ludo, Remi Rough, Hush, Pam Glew and many more. Check out the following video shot by Boxfresh for a little recap….