British seamstress Lucy Sparrow launches her latest solo show in London this November. Banishing banality, Sparrow invites you in to her makeshift store at Lawrence Alkin Gallery to lift whatever you can get away with.
Moniker Art Fair 2016 opens this week and we’re pretty excited! Some of our favourite galleries are going to be showcasing the best of their artists and there’s some great new projects from the Art on a Postcard guys, Maser and our boy Josh Stika! This year also features open studios from some of London and Dublin’s finest.
“All Good in the Wood” is a brand new 5 colour hand pulled Screen print by RONZO based on the mural in Wood Street, Walthamstow, London E17) and we have 3 TO GIVE AWAY!
Colette is pleased to present My Eye On You, a series of new works by the UK based artist duo Kai & Sunny. It will be their 1st solo exhibition at the gallery after solo shows in London,New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. In conjunction with the exhibition, the artists will release a new print edition, available for purchase at the opening reception.
Since 22nd of July Londonewcastle Project Space in Shoreditch is showing “Law of The Weakest”, a self produced solo show by the Spanish artist Pejac. Coincidentally, his first major London show will also be the last art event held at the legendary venue.
Artist who raised a lot of attention with his engaged public works that speak about environmental, social, political, racial and other important subjects, created a large new body of work for this showing. The works currently on view in London are continuing his interventions created everywhere from his hometown of Santander in Spain to Norway, Jordan, Japan, Seoul and other places he’s been working at.
The exhibition consists of some 35 new works that include drawings, paintings, sculptures, installations as well as a limited edition released for the event. Using wide range of techniques and materials, each piece Pejac produces carries a strong message. From Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” stained glass replica on an astronaut helmet, to a large canvas depicting a landfill full of books, his work criticize current state of the world and cleverly point out subjects other tend to ignore. The entire show is installed in a coherent showing, giving each piece enough place to be enjoyed and admired. Special focus was definitely put on his remake of Monet’s “Poppies” by hanging it on a wall covered with Victorian wallpaper. “Hunter”, a round oil on panel also got a prominent spot displayed on a large wall full of bullet holes, while one of his more famous images, “Meadow” got a special room being displayed along one of the sculptural pieces “Bunker”.
The show will stay on view only until 31st of July, so make sure you visit this landmark exhibition if you’re in London.
Spanish fine artist Pejac comes to London this July with first-ever major global show. The Barcelona-based fine artist will be hosting his first ever major exhibition at the Londonewcastle Project Space, London from 22nd to 31st July 2016.
Still enjoying his life in Australia like some kind of extended Lads-On-Tour spraycation, Brit defector and ex-Finders Keepers aficionado Mysterious Al has steadily been upping his art game and these new abstracted monster collage pieces are peaker than the Peak District in the peak of summer. Peak on fleek. Or whatever the kids are saying these days…
His new body of work will be on view at M2 Gallery, Sydney from the 24-26th June. Check it.
Step into the illusionary world of Tom French, who tricks our eyes with pareidolic abstractions and hidden features. In his first solo show in two years French is back and better than ever, with an entirely new body of work, having mastered the style which we last saw him working on in the wildly successful sell-out, FLUX. Transcend invites the audience to look a little closer at the subconscious, metaphoric paintings which represent the multiple facets of the conscious mind in evocative pictorial form.
Ten Hail Mary’s by Joe Holbrook opens on Friday 29th April.
Joe Holbrook displays his new works which are the reflection of people and the sinister aspects of young adult life. These characters, attitudes, and the immediate surroundings of his social life are seen through his own young eyes. He feels it’s necessary and dutiful to document and translate his generation, capturing and telling the story of his peers as he sees and experiences it.
With a laid-back approach to subjects and activities that are often frowned upon, Holbrook is not shy in creating a piece that audiences may not see as beautiful. His work is much deeper than just an image portraying contrasting and hypercritical personalities; it is not meant to be understood instantly. Holbrook’s work is shrouded in secrecy, often cropped in a unique, snapshot way to only tell part of a story. This gives viewers a taste of what’s going on, but not enough to feel fully satisfied; and at the same time not enough to be completely disappointed. This leaves a hunger and frustration, a desire for more and a feeling of mentally standing on your toes, hoping to glimpse the whole picture and bigger story through a crack in the artist’s door.
This will be the first showcase of Joe Holbrooks work in London, for 8 years. He will be presenting a curated selection of oil paintings from the past year, as well as the release of two limited prints and a exclusive signed, numbered zine.
“This is a private event, with no representatives nor gallerists involved. I want to give collectors of my work the opportunity to purchase straight the artist, no fees, no drivel.” Joe Holbrook
A map will be posted on the Friday afternoon on Instagram so you can find the location of the show, with the show opening Friday 29th 7-10pm and the consecutive Sat/Sun from 1-5pm.
Postcode will be E1 5LJ, UK.
VNA 33 is here and available to buy online – verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-33
For the cover of this issue, we bring you Seb Lester, a typographer and calligrapher living in the heart of Sussex, UK, who’s literally exploded into the public eye. He’s killing it across social media as well as in that funny old thing they call real life.
Always willing to keep broadening our horizons and testing our readers’ own boundaries and tastes, we have some fresh new talent alongside some of the more established names.