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Remi Rough Studio Visit…

A couple of weeks ago, I got the opportunity to drop in to the studio of Mr Remi Rough.

Remi  (featured in VNA issue 18) has been involved in the London graffiti scene since the 1980’s and now as well as still being active in the mural scene he has carved a very successful art career with exhibitions in galleries in Paris, Perth, Tokyo, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hong Kong and more.

Nestled deep in South London’s Peckham/East Dulwich area, the studio was bustling with new work and a couple of older gems that where waiting to be taken to his new ‘Previously’ retrospective show at Morgan Furniture. This show is a little different as Remi explained as its a selection of older pieces ranging from 2009 – 2012 with some totally unseen work from that era.

The exhibition runs from the 11th -27th March Mon-Fri, 9.30-5.30

Morgan Showroom
1 Dallington Street, Clerkenwell,
London EC1V 0BH UK

Have a look at some of our exclusive snaps from the studio visit…

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Airborne Mark “CloudQuartered”…

Long term Friend of ours and past VNA contributing writer Airborne Mark (Graffiti name The Pilot) is back once again with a new EP of his distinctive rhymes, this time entitled “CloudQuartered“..

Airborne Mark - CloudQuartered EP

The man with the unique sound and even more unique hair is back!  as I have said before, I am a massive fan of people who grab life by the balls and make shit happen. Mark is no exception. Pushing to create a career in both his art and hip hop in his own way and off his own back is impressive and admirable.

The EP can be easily downloaded via www.airbornemark.bandcamp.com

“BeyondNess” Official Music Video (HD) : YouTube: http://youtu.be/XiMjXjOXX3o

Check out some of the Pilot’s graffiti HERE

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What do you know about "Sticker Phiends"?

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.

How did ‘Sticker Phiends’ come about?
Well I started traveling over to LosAngeles quit a bit at least a couple times a month viewing shows, hanging artwork and being apart of the LA arts community as much as possible due to the fact that Phoenix was lacking in it at the time. So shortly after coming back from a recent trip I was at my friends boutique/gallery downtown Phoenix one day and we just got to talking about more in depth about phoenix vs LA art scene and the amount of quality shows and artists LA has. So he said to me why don’t you put together a show here and we will open it on a first friday. So that I did, it all manifested in April of 2007. I started hitting up some of my friends and other artists I’ve shown with throughout the U.S. and a few beyond inviting them to take part in the show I was putting together featuring stickers,adhesive art and posters. So my homie Sike’/One Son and I came up with the name one night as to what it should be called originally it was spelled “Sticker Fiends”, but I had to mix it up and throw a “PH” on it to somewhat represent Phoenix. Five years later the show has opened in Portland,Oregon in April and now will be traveling down to it’s home base in Phoenix,AZ for the 5.2 edition. No regrets!!!!
How do you pick which artists are involved in the shows you put on?
Well the first year was somewhat invites and partially open call only through specific people/posters on the web. Over the years the show has had such a great success on numerous levels I have had to do invites only and really get the artists people love to see on the streets and in the galleries as well, making it a win-win mix. Just to name a few artists involved in the past few shows are Obey, BigFoot1, Anthony Lister, Cope2, Slick, London Police, and MANY OTHERS!! Thanks to everyone who has ever been involved with this show. 

Give away time… PETRO "Age 39 3/4"…

Graffiti writer Petro has a very nice looking art show on at Tower Art Gallery in Newcastle at the moment.

To celebrate this exhibition we have a Petro ‘Box set” to give away which includes the following…

– Black silk screen print. Edition of 100, signed and numbered by the artist.
– ‘Fresh Worms’ T-shirt heavy cotton in White in L
– 24 page black and white photo zine, signed by the artist.
– Badge and sticker pack. Each pack is signed by the artist.
– 2x photo prints of PETRO graffiti pieces painted in Newcastle.

To enter this give-away just comment in this post below and we will pick a winner by random (Using a random number generator)

One entry per person please. Give-away ends on the 4th of Septemeber…

Please note, all comments will need to be approved so do not expect the comment to appear straight away. Thanks

Heres more about the exhibition…

Tower Art Gallery proudly presents… PETRO. ‘Age 39 3/4’,

an exhibition of work by british artist PETRO, an influential figure in international graffiti with a career of emptying spray cans around the globe spanning over 25 years.

Following recent exhibitions in London, Amsterdam and Stockholm we are pleased to have had PETRO as a resident artist here in Newcastle, for this our first solo show at Tower Art Gallery. As always PETRO ‘s distinctive style is pure and relentless in the exploration of graffiti letterform.
‘Age 39 3/4’ holds host to an array of visuals from captivating pattern repetition to the residential installation pieces, galactic 3D sculptures, drawings, paintings, prints and garments. ‘Age 39 3/4’ is an insight into the nomadic life of an artist on the verge of a mid life crisis. As ever homage to Ralph Lauren is paid in full.