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Pablo Delgado show

If you occasionally stroll the streets of East London or at least flicked through issue 17 of VNA magazine chances are you might be well familiar with minuscule world that Pablo Delgado is the master of.

And so, this Thursday, at Howard Griffin Gallery the Mexican artist presents his latest show entitled EVEN LESS. Delgado is known for abstracting existing images and rearranging them into new surreal scenes and compositions.

The title of the exhibition reflects Delgado’s obsessive focus in minimising and reducing his work to its smallest expression. The constant need to be less reflects the world’s unsustainable requirement for resources and necessities. As a counterpoint to this, minimalism and an emphasis upon negative space become a paramount means of expression.

The upper level of the gallery is delineated into two distinct areas, one containing the other. In both, Delgado investigates the corresponding qualities of negative and positive space present in his work with an installation that gives attention to absence in order to give meaning to presence.

Howard Griffin Gallery
189 Shoreditch High Street
London, E1 6HU
16 May 2014 to 08 Jun 2014
Private view: 6:30PM 15 May

 

Fresh Out The Box – Boxfresh – 25th Anniversary

2014 sees the iconic British streetwear brand Boxfresh celebrate its 25th
anniversary. The London-born brand will be celebrating turning 25 in true Boxfresh
style by holding 25 unique events in and around the UK and Europe with the help of
a diverse range of curators and contributors.

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Trafačka Comes To Shoreditch

The internationally recognised Praha based art collective, Trafačka, is coming to London in their Temple of Freedom exhibition on the 1st of May. Jodie visited their base earlier in the year and was hugely impressed by the level of creativity on show with every flat wall space covered with one design or another. After this it felt only right that we follow up the visit with an interview with their Artistic Manager and Producer, Blanka, and find out a little about the project and their coming show exhibition.

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ID Crew – Surrounded By Idiots

THE ID CREW SHOW – Surrounded By Idiots

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The ID collective is a highly prolific mixed bag of tricks. Formed by brothers Tizer and Shucks in 1996, the crew started a collective of underrated underdogs. These guys now strive to constantly raise the bar in their own ways, whether it be Tizer painting Malcolm Mclaren’s coffin, or Stika pushing the technical boundaries of can control on the street.

Opening Night – 09th January 6.30pm. RSVP to gallery@graffitilife.co.uk

www.thegraffitilifegallery.co.uk

Shannon McKinnon

Shannon McKinnon is the boss of Aisle6ix Industries screen-printers, operator of Secret Walls Australia division and an all-round all-Australian legend. He took a little time out of his busy lifestyle to give us the lowdown on his love affair with screen-printing, Australian art and Chilli.

Big Shannie Mac, tell us a little bit about what you do… What’s the crack with Aisle6ix, how did it evolve? And has it always been something you’ve wanted to do?

Aisle6ix Industries developed when I moved to Sydney from Canberra and fell in love with screen-printing. During my studies I met Greg Beer, VNA’s art director, and he and I would come up with designs and I would screen-print them. After four years in Sydney, I moved to London and spent two years working for Photofit, an amazing screen-printing shop just near Old Street tube. It was back-to-basics and an amazing experience. I then moved to Melbourne and worked for Screenplay in Fitzroy then made another move, this time to Sydney, where Aisle6ix Industries really got its roots. So after lots of travel and with a huge amount of support from my girlfriend, Shakira, Aisle6ix Industries is busier than ever.

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