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Jednakowo/Różni – Polish Urban Artist Group Show @ The Outsiders

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The Outsiders gallery in Newcastle recently opened a group show following the global recognition and success of young Polish artists and muralists. Lead by the Etam Cru’s Sainer and Bezt, Polish street art scene bloomed in the recent years, bringing us couple of big events as well as recognizable new styles and names. Jednakowo/Różni (Equally/Various or Same/Different) is featuring original works by Robert Proch, Chazme, Sepe, Nawer, Pener, M-City and Otecki.

Mostly presenting abstract works, the exhibition is showcasing the best new contemporary urban talent from the country. From Robert Proch, Sepe, or Otecki’s more figurative works that are bordering with abstraction, Chazme’s architecture influenced creations, Pener and Nawer’s futuristic dynamic, geo based, bright colored abstract paintings, all the way to M-City’s bold stencils. With most of the artists coming from a graffiti background, having some impressive, often collaborative murals behind them, the step into gallery works was a logical and natural way of progressing. What is pretty impressive is the ease that these young talents transferred their work on a new medium, and the quality of the works created for this show.

The show opened on 31st of October 2014 and will stay on view until 29th of November 2014 @ The Outsiders in Newcastle. (Photos by Pener)

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Robert Proch // Chazme // Sepe // Nawer // M-city // Pener // Otecki

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Alaric Hammond – From Cheek to Blushing Cheek

Alaric Hammond’s new solo show ‘From Cheek to Blushing Cheek’ is a dystopian collection of paintings, drawing’s and original monotype prints exploring themes of protest and subterfuge within a world of decayed imperial grandeur. The artist presents varied styles of abstracted portraiture where the subject’s eyes and words are frequently obscured, often employing scrawled text, cartoonish details and comic violence to create an uneasy sense of hidden agendas and masked intentions.

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Working from original collage Alaric has developed a highly original and textural approach to printmaking which is central to the new body of work presented in the show.

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Sickboy – Make It Last Forever / Treasure Hunt – The Outsiders London

To coincide with Sickboy’s technicolour transformation of The Outsiders London, the multi-disciplinary street artist has planned an extra curricular summer activity in the form of an exclusive Sickboy Treasure Hunt.

The weekend hunt will kick off this Friday 18th July with five laser-etched Sickboy coffins up for grabs, packed with artist ephemera, original sketches, exclusive Sickboy sticker packs and cosmic curio. The bespoke coffins, which are signed and numbered by the artist, will be buried in multiple locations around the capital marked with a Sickboy temple flag.

Secret location maps and further information regarding how to claim your treasure will be released Friday morning … watch this space and get those shovels ready!

Make It Last Forever runs from Friday 25th July until 30th August at The Outsiders London.

Film courtesy of Sickboy and Mark Warrington.

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3D x VNA 26

VNA 26 is in stores and online now… www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-26-new

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LTD Edition launch in London – Thursday 22nd May, 6-9pm, The Outsiders / Bristol – Saturday 24th May, 6-9pm, Weapon Of Choice Gallery.

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VNA 26 Release! – Online and in stores!

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In VNA 26 we’ve managed to cram in large-scale muralists, fine art, graff writers who’ve transitioned to galleries, abstract art and even some skateboarding. From London and California, to New York and Penang by way of Bristol, we’ve scoured the world to bring you a mix of awesome artists we’ve just discovered alongside some of our old favourites who haven’t yet had their time to shine in VNA.

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As for the cover artist, we’ve returned to the UK to chat to a hugely influential artist and a bit of a personal hero of ours, Robert Del Naja, a character from the art world perhaps better known by his musical moniker; Massive Attack’s 3D.

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After our inaugural visit to Pow! Wow! Hawaii, we made the most of our contacts there, staying in touch with Augustine Kofie and going back to dig in the crates with Buff Monster. We’ve pulled out the stops to bring you some gallery talk with Jonathan LeVine, as well as crossing over to Australia to catch up with James Jirat Patradoon and Numskull.

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We also feature 10101010101010101010, or Ten Ten for short, the mystical eastern styles of Calma, London-based print wizard, Aida, and US-artist, Greg Lamarche. To keep things fresh, we’ve also gone large with Lithuanian street painter Ernest Zacharevic and a little abstract too by chatting to Icelandic mark-maker, Katrin Fridriks.

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Photo features focus on London, Singapore and Los Angeles, with contributions from NoLionsInEngland, Claude Crommelin, Mark Rigney, Chasing Ghosts and Birdman.

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With cover shots from the talented photographer James Sharrock, we’re stepping up our game all round and pushing the boat out with no less than 4 different covers available over the next couple of weeks.

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VNA 26 Is available to buy online from www.verynearlyalmost.com or you can pick up a copy in your awesome local Newsagent – we’re now stocked at WHSmith in the UK and Barnes & Noble in the USA, as well as a whole host of smaller, independent stores.

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As usual, it wouldn’t be a VNA launch without a big party to celebrate the release of the LTD Editions, and this time we have another dual-city launch in both London at Lazarides Outsiders and Bristol, at Weapon Of Choice Gallery, with delicious, beery support from our buddies at NYC’s Sixpoint Brewery.

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London Launch: www.facebook.com/events/456982974436187

Bristol Launch: www.facebook.com/events/672665359467071

More information to come next week!

For further information, email – info@verynearlyalmost.com

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3D – Web – www.lazinc.com/artist/3d – Instagram @ROBERT3DELNAJA

James Sharrock – Facebook – /jamessharrockphotographer – Instagram – @jamessharrock_photo

Head over to our shop to grab a copy here: www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-26-new/

Saber – The Ugly American

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US Artist, Saber, has created a new collection; The Ugly American.
In this showcase, he mixes spray paint, oils and charcoal to convey the all-encompassing power of America. With 22 years as a graffiti artist under his belt, with this latest body of work, Saber shows his crossover

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“My gallery works have to be a beautiful painting. I want an average person who knows nothing about graffiti to say, ‘This is a beautiful painting’. That’s the most important thing to me.”

The show runs from the 10th Jan – 15th Feb at The Outsiders Gallery, London.

http://www.theoutsiders.net/

Presenting VNA Issue 22

Very Nearly Almost is here with its twenty-second issue bursting full of interviews with some of the most talented artists from around the world. This issue features Vhils (Alexandre Farto) on the cover, an artist we have been desperate to feature in VNA for a while now. With a stunning street art technique, unlike anyone else in the world, it’s hard not to want to know more about the artist who actually chisels off plaster on walls to create images and portraits.

VNA 22 not only features the technical wizardry of Vhils but also the work of American 3D woodwork artist AJ Fosik who creates striking and unique pieces, as well as geometric madness from Moneyless. We’re also lucky enough to feature some great graffiti in this issue from the UK’s finest, Tizer fresh from his first London solo show and Soker from Bristol. Eager to cover the best of what we have to offer in Britain we also caught up with long time VNA friend Miss Led and took a visit to her studio to capture her at work. We also spoke to Vexta from Australia who is flying the flag for female artists everywhere, iconic imagery based Cryptik and American design extraordinaire Blaine Fontana. As if our pages weren’t bursting with enough colour we also spoke to Look from The Weird Crew, large scale Polish graffiti crew ETAM, Cranio from Brazil and illustrator Husk Mit Navn. We’ve got a street section jam-packed full of images from Copenhagen, Buenos Aires and London, products from The Candy Store and a great little selection of the latest books.

VNA 22 is available with two alternative covers; one is exclusive to our web store and subscribers, while the other is available through our network of stockists. Pre-orders will be available in our shop from 2pm GMT on Friday 12th April and will all come with a limited edition postcard, these will be sent out on Thursday 18th April.

We will be celebrating the release of this issue at The Outsiders gallery, Greek St on 18th April where drink will be provided by Desperados. Screen-printed copies of the magazine with artwork designed by Vhils will be available to buy in limited edition packs on the night, these will come with a screen printed envelope and four limited edition postcards. You will also be able to purchase both covers of the magazine and any back issues. Cash only.

Another 20 of these will be available through our online lottery for those unable to make the launch, please email LTD@verynearlyalmost.com before 6pm on 18th April to register your interest.

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