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Vinne Nylon 'Poptimism'…

Yeah! Love this promo video from Vinnie Nylon (Featured in issue 8 ) Check it out and be sure to go check out his show at High Roller Society in a couple of weeks…

Vinnie Nylon – Poptimism from vinnienylon on Vimeo.

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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.

Vinnie Nylon – Poptimism from vinnienylon on Vimeo.

One of the UK’s great talents right here.

VNA 19 Special Edition pack…

These will be on sale tonight at our launch party for VNA 19 at Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes in London

 

Its an edition of 150. 80 of which will be on sale at the launch party. There will also be a lottery to purchase one of 20 that we hold back for people who can’t make it. The remaining 50 will be put into distribution (Just the screen printed magazine, no stickers etc…) along with our regular VNA 19’s, so you can get out there and find them in shops from next week!

To enter the online lottery and be in with a chance of purchasing a screen-printed VNA issue 19 please email LTD@verynearlyalmost.com before 6pm on 28th June to register your interest.

 

 

Something new. "Brothers of the stripe"…

Brothers of the stripe are a new collective of artists and “image makers” from all over the UK including Mr The Beef, Mister Millerchip, Stephen Chan, Kristian Jones, FiST, The Cloud Commission, Will Scobie, Iain Sellar (leaving after the Birmingham show and being replaced by…) Patrick Schmidt.

Its a right old mixture of styles and techniques and we are really looking forward to see what they bring to their debut art show ‘High Rides and Low Tides’ at The Custard Factory in Birmingham from the 2nd to the 9th of June…