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Phlegm painted a new mural in East London

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Few days ago Phlegm rounded up a new landmark piece he’s been working on for about a week in East London. Showing one of his giant characters sadly sitting alone inside a house, this simple but striking piece is painted on a large wall in a private car park just down from Old Street Tube station.

Upon closer inspection one can notice a framed image of a telescope, one of his recurring images being shown inside the house, but also, an old fashioned TV flying outside of the broken window on the side. This detail is actually Phlegm’s nod to a legendary Banksy piece that was painted on the same wall some 10 years ago or so. Upon finishing this wall, which was possible thanks to Red market and AltLondon, Sheffield-born artist packed his suitcase and headed to West Australia where he is gonna work on yet another impressive project.

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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

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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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VNA 29 London Launch – Photo Round Up

We launched the VNA 29 Limited Edition in London, featuring a Cleon Peterson box set, printed in the UK by White Duck Screen Print, with support from Sixpoint Brewery, at Number Six, London.

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Thanks to all the support and everyone that came down for a beer with us. Also big ups to the 1xRUN guys for the letterpress Mike Giant prints we gave away on the night!

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We still have a few Ltd. Edition box set’s for sale on the web store, don’t sleep!

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Slinkachu – Miniaturesque – Andipa Gallery London

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Miniaturesque, a major new exhibition by Slinkachu, will launch at Andipa Gallery on 12th March 2015. Shot in London during different seasons over the past year, Slinkachu’s new body of work draws upon our desire to seek out and recreate the natural world amongst the urban metropolis. His miniature people, photographed on the streets of London and then left in situ – or ‘abandoned’ – by the artist, explore the hidden enclaves of the wild within our city.

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Slinkachu captures idyllic glades and green pastures, in reality weeds and moss that appear through cracks in the concrete, and comment on our modern society’s detachment from nature.

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Using tropes from art and popular culture, Slinkachu’s new works employ irony, humour and a healthy dose of reality; despite their fantastical situations, the miniature figures we observe are not so dissimilar to ourselves, living in the shadows between the real and artificial.

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www.andipa.com/exhibitions/slinkachu/miniaturesque

VNA Limited Edition – London Launch

We are proud to announce the launch of our Cleon Peterson Limited Edition box set, printed in the UK by White Duck Screen Print, with support from Sixpoint Brewery, at Number Six, London. To attend, please email: rsvp@verynearlyalmost.com

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The first 25 people to arrive will get a free copy of the regular edition of the latest magazine, featuring interviews with Ricky Powell, Ron English, Blek Le Rat, Persue, James Bullough, Travis Price, Jessica Albarn, 1xRUN / Inner State Gallery, Tony Arcabascio and Mattis Dovier.

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With photography in SanJuan by Charlotte Dutoit of Justkids, Birdman, Nicole Reed, Tim Hans and more, it’s packed full of the worlds finest art culture.

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To purchase copies of the magazine, visit our online store:

www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-29

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VNA 29 – Out Now!

VNA 29 – Same, same, but different…

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Buy your copy here: www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-29

As the art world continues to grow and develop, we’re trying to age gracefully too, with a move towards the broader culture that surrounds street art and graffiti.

This issue we go all out with a cover featuring the work of LA-based Cleon Peterson, whose violently bacchanalian work echoes the brutality he sees in society at large.

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Ron English – Sketchbox – Mini Interview

Ron English is one of the most technically adept and prolific artists alive. Taking out billboards all over the globe with his own hard-hitting political messages, he has risen to the top in popular art culture. English’s own brand of ‘Popaganda’ takes many images and ideas from modern culture and injects them with his own dry, cutting humour. Most notably, he designed the character for American junk-food exposé, Super Size Me, and produced a mash-up portrait of Presidents Obama and Lincoln for the 2008 electoral campaign.

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VNA is hosting a Q&A session with Ron this evening at Boxpark, from 6-7pm, if you have anything you want us to ask, tweet it to @boxpark and @vnamagazine. In the meantime, we asked the big man a few questions of our own below:

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