pick of the week
Nobody Knows I'm Elvis
If you ever wondered what the famous rock star looked like as a child then look no further!
David Scheinmann's quirky family portrait is a limited edition of only 50 at the exceptional price of £395. Available framed for an extra £90!
Contemporary artist Lauren Baker has released a new print entitled Lucid Visions.
This stunning digital print is based on Baker's original embellished skull collaboration with Sequin - at only £150 for a limited run of 35 its not one to miss out on.
Don't forget to pop into the Gallery to see our Xmas Exhibition, which ends Jan 11 2015.
All works are under £500 and we've got a fantastic selection to choose from.
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Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Summarising a whole year in images is quite the challenge. We, however, are up for it and willing to share with you all our highlights for this year. The visual narrative below might seem non- chronological, or perhaps incomplete, but it is consistent with the natural aesthetic development of art (both sanctioned and unsolicited) in public urban spaces. There are some great examples of the so called ‘street art murals’, as 2014 seemed a lot like the year of ‘muralism’. There are also examples of brilliant unsolicited works; some aggressive and subversive 'advertisement'; reappropriation of public spaces projects, alongside real vandalism (such as the case with Jeff Koons’ works at the Whitney Museum)... So, have a look below and do not forget to enjoy it! ( as Ernest Zacharevic’s leading piece would suggest).
Following our constant interest in printing and curiosity of how the magic happens, we meet up with Kate Gibb. A print maker and illustration for over fifteen years, Kate's work is a carefully balanced nuanced colourful mix, but always with the right balance of colour. Because, as the artist notes, 'colour for me... it sets the whole mood of the piece'. Below is how Kate sees and experiences the process of print making; practice of orthodox approaches and creation of images.
When first introduced to Johnathan Reiner’s works, the words that come to mind are contradiction, juxtaposition and fascination. There is, however, nothing contradictory in the process of creating, says Reiner. There is a space there, where my mind just goes blank and I am focused on the process, I am on a wavelength which is clear of any intrusive thoughts, expectations, nagging emotions or any highs or lows. It’s not an introspective process because I am not absorbed in myself or withdrawn. It is an active process, which extends from me to the drawing board or the paper or the print-bed and is void of noise. I always feel charged after a few hours of creative work. Below is a short visual narrative and an overview of the feelings, emotions and creative flair that led Johnathan Reiner to the most extraordinary path- that of making artworks.
This Friday saw the launch of our highly anticipated Xmas Show, which featured a vast array of new releases, rare or unseen artworks from the Hang-Up artist roster. Shepard Fairey, Kate Gibb, David Scheinmann, Joe Webb, Mark Powell, Dave White, Pure Evil, Charming Baker, were some of the many that adorned our gallery walls, bringing festivity and cheer to all, just on time for Christmas. Below is a brief visual narrative of the night - thanks to all who braved the cold and came to share that moment with us!