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Word To Mother – Too Blessed To Be Stressed

We got a cup of tea with London-based artists Word To Mother ahead of his latest show, Too Blessed To Be Stressed, at Stolen Space Gallery, opening Thursday 9th October. Getting the rundown on his development as an artist and his other love, tattooing.

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VNA 27 LTD Launch

We are pleased to announce the launch of our latest issue of VNA, featuring Aryz on cover, shot by Alex Fakso, and many more of our favourite artists crammed in between the pages.

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Last night we partied at Stolenspace Gallery on Osborne St, celebrating the launch of our super limited screen-printed box set from Aryz for a beer courtesy of our friends at Sixpoint and some treats from Tonki plus 4 stunning Stendec originals on uncut VNA 27 sheets.

If you missed the launch and want to be in the runnings for our online lottery to buy a copy of the Aryz LTD Edition boxset, please email ltd@verynearlyalmost.com with the subject header: VNA 27 LTD LOTTERY

As always, regular amgs are in stores and available to buy online now:

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E.L.K (Luke Cornish) – Louder Than Words (Charlie Foxtrot) – Interview

Following a successful 2013, where he achieved the highest ever auction record for an Australian street artist, Luke Cornish will again use his desire to bring social awareness and change through his work. Charlie Foxtrot, in his latest exhibition to be held at Metro Gallery in Armadale Victoria opening on 12 June 2014, will be opened by controversial Catholic Priest, Father Bob Maguire.

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The exhibition follows Cornish’s journey to the Middle East where he wanted to gain access to Syria to photograph the ongoing civil war and highlight its humanitarian impact.

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Rone – Wallflower – Stolen Space – Solo Show

Australian artist Rone’s latest show, Wallflower, opens at London’s Stolen Space gallery on the 11th April. We caught up with one of the worlds most impressive muralists for a few words on his technique, the community he has helped build in Melbourne and the gorgeous girls who act as his muses.

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Rone – Wallflower

StolenSpace is pleased to present street artist Rone from Melbourne, Australia in his first UK solo exhibition entitled ‘Wallflower’.

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Famed for his sumptuous painting of glamorous women, this new body of work attempts to locate the friction point between beauty and decay, the lavish and despoiled, through his subjects “calming beauty”.

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The private view will be Thursday 10th April, 6-9pm and the exhibition will be on public view from 11th April until 4th May.

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Stolen Space Winter Group Show

Brick Lane’s finest present their annual Winter Group show – a selection of work from the best international contemporary artists kicks off Thursday 5th Dec at Stolen Space.

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Haroshi at Stolen Space

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This self-taught artist uses the discarded remains of broken down skateboard decks to create beautiful wooden sculptures, adapting the DIY ethos of skate culture into creating works of art. With intricate mosaic patterns formed from stacked layers of coloured decks as his palate, these skateboards take on a new life as stunning art pieces in the form of skulls, figurative characters, fire hydrants, and anything else Haroshi might imagine.

For Haroshi’s first solo exhibition at StolenSpace, ‘Pain’ will reveal a new body of work which examines the effects of emotional pain, and how it can be a great motivating force in the creation of art. Haroshi, has been exploring this difficult concept in his new series of work by harnessing and repurposing painful experiences in the same way that he recycles disused objects as beautifully handcrafted sculptures. Using hundreds of disused decks in the process, each artwork is exquisitely imaginative, created with the highest level of ingenuity, impeccable craftsmanship and attention to detail, calling into question ‘what is pain?’and ‘why does it exist?’

‘Pain’ is sure to be one of the most unique exhibitions of sculptural work you have ever seen. The opening reception is on 10 October 2013, where cocktails will be served courtesy of Bread Street Kitchen.

D*Face at StolenSpace

Tomorrow night is a big one for exhibitions but the one we are most looking forward to is D*Face at StolenSpace, but brilliant as this looks set to be, it is also tainted with a hint of sadness as it will mark the closure of StolenSpace’s current, legendary gallery before they move to pastures new.

New World Disorder will show a new body of work and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the unique nerve centre of D*Face’s working environment by visiting his studio space upstairs.

Here’s what StolenSpace have to say about the exhibition.

The work on show reflects upon times of chaos, disorder and loss, as informed by shifting circumstances in the social climate. Exploring topical and long standing dystopian sentiments, New World Disorder confronts the effects of love and loss from a physical, mental and cultural standpoint, drawing up on the artist’s direct experiences.

Elements of the show are inspired by The Tillman Story, the 2010 documentary film about the 2004 death of U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman in the war in Afghanistan, the cover-up of the true circumstances of his death, and his family’s struggle to unearth the truth.

In the gallery space adapted WW2helmets, some with original bullet holes, reference our conspicuous consumption, where we desire more, but get less. Other work includes enlarged baseball bats, skateboards created from graffiti-covered school desks, and cabinets of curiosities displaying relics from a place in time where there is no distinguishable line between religion and consumerism.

In the studio and upstairs area older works will be shown for the very first time, including street stencils, old prints and sketch books. Video monitors will display recent stunts/installations created by D*Face from around the world, such as in London, Los Angeles and Melbourne, along with a series of new paintings and sculptures.

D*Face explains the ideas behind his work; “My work reflects our popular culture encompassing the American dream and the ideal of good triumphing over evil, no longer relevant in today’s society where the ‘invade now and ask questions later’ philosophy isn’t tolerated or indeed wanted. Colliding cultures are no longer receptive to the American way, the Superhero’s triumph of good over evil as portrayed through the political circus is now decoded through the eyes of differentcultures,weary and wary of the sub-plot played in today’s political climate where warequals brand invasion”.

In September D*Face will be releasing his inaugural retrospective book, One Man and His Dog,through Lawrence King Publishing.

D*Face is one of Britain’s leading “newbrow” artists, and damn if he isn’t as sharpand clever – if not quite as surreptitious – as Banksy (and sharper and cleverer by half than Damien Hirst.) – Peter Frank.

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The London Police at Stolen Space

This Thursday Stolen Space will be playing host to the first TLP solo show in England since 2009.

‘It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Hurt’ sees the duo produce a slick show of considered artworks and designer sport products. ‘Alongside canvas originals, TLP has produced an exclusive range of limited edition, designer pool cues and hand drawn cricket bats. The games theme continues with a unique painted vintage Monopoly board and photography from TLP’s city-wide Monopoly Street Art installations in London. Attendees at the private view will also have a chance to try their hand at a lucky dip and win prizes by competing on a handmade, wooden, ball-bearing maze game. Four of these very limited edition games will also be for sale.’

Not one to miss!

10.05.13 – 26.05.13

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