Clemmie | 28-Jun-2015
This Friday we popped down to HENI publishers to check out the launch of Street Art, Book Art by renowned curator Ingrid Beazley. Ingrid started the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery along with street artist Stik, which saw a selection of street artists draw inspiration from the Baroque masters to create wall murals around the area. The book celebrates the work of 15 of these artists, including two of our awesome affiliates RUN and Dscreet. All the artists were given five blank covers of the book to put their mark on, with the results being exhibited at HENI in Soho. In anticipation of the launch we managed to chat to Ingrid to discuss how the project began and the goals it has achieved so far.
Clemmie | 21-Jun-2015
Street artist David De La Mano took a little pit stop in London this week whilst he's been travelling around Europe spreading his silhouetted shapes on many a wall. Not only did David create another fantastical mural during his trip, brightening up Loughborough street down in Brixton, but he also embarked on a brand new collaboration with the talented Johnathan from Hardground Printmakers. With out giving too much away before the official release of the print on the 16th July, we thought we'd give you a little taster of what's been going on and what other great things are to come...
Clemmie | 13-Jun-2015
Our yearning for the glamorous allure of the vintage hollywood era has definitely grown since seeing the incredible collages by artist Oddly Head. His recent work is made up of multi layers of vintage imagery to create the effect of a three dimensional ball of nostalgic envy. We are really happy to begin working with him and thought we should properly introduce him to you all by getting him to open up about his fantastic collages...
Clemmie | 03-Jun-2015
Last Thursday we welcomed back the collage connoisseur Mr. Joe Webb for his second solo show with Hang-Up. The new larger scale works along with the amazing wall graphics gave the evening that vintage ambiance characteristic of Joe's style. A big thank you to everyone who came down to celebrate the evening with us. The show runs until 12th July so don't miss the chance to check out the works! Here is a little round up of the night captured by the mighty Chuck Noble.
Clemmie | 31-May-2015
In a recent interview with Highsnobility magazine, Shepard Fairey shares his top tips on how to delve into the often perplexing world of art collecting. Where to begin? How to tell if something's worth its price? What to avoid? Fairey uses his progression from amateur collector on a low budget to one of the leading street artists with a pretty stellar collection, to help shed light on some of these questions.
Clemmie | 23-May-2015
Space Invader has treated us to another invasion in his home town Paris, amounting to his 1139th in the city... pretty impressive eh! This latest mosaic forms the giant character taken from the Metroid series in his iconic pixilated style. The piece comes straight after his month long invasion of Hong Kong for his 'Wipe Out' exhibition. Having invaded 64 cities over 30 countries where will be his next target? We've put together a little collection of his works to celebrate his latest conquest!
Clemmie | 17-May-2015
Peter Kennard is regarded as one of the most important political artists of our time and his recently opened show at the Imperial War Museum will showcase this work, which spans over 45 years of controversial politics. Peter Kennard also forms the artist duo kennardphillipps with Cat Picton-Phillipps, whose imagery have been at the forefront of numerous political campaigns. Their ingenious Photo Op print was produced in response to the Government's decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003 and became an iconic image for the widespread public protest that followed. The exhibition will be shown at the museum for one year from 14th May 2015 - 30th May 2016, with Kennard also publishing a book which presents his works in a wider context. This show will highlight the true significance Kennard's work has had on our political history and will continue to have in the future.
Clemmie | 17-May-2015
Mike Edwards' painting Fellini Bellini has finally seen the light of day after being hidden away in his studio for 27 years. The different stages of this work show the progression of style of the artist from it's beginning back in 1987, whilst he was in his second year of art school, to the final touches completed this year. His contrasting influences of the emerging graffiti tagging style of the 80's with the idealised figures of Renaissance masters such as Michelangelo and Bellini, symbolise a combination of both ancient and contemporary cultures within one image. Through this imagery Mike's aim is to express the idea that 'time passes and culture evolves but core human elements remain as solid as stone.'
Carla Nizzola | 14-May-2015
Hang-Up travelled to sunny Brighton this week to meet up with the man behind our upcoming exhibition 'Sweet Armageddon': Mr Joe Webb. The artist took us around his favourite vintage books stores and road side markets to show where he gets his inspiration for his witty collages. In an exclusive interview with Joe, he talks about the message behind the new collection and his life as fully fledged artist.
Clemmie | 10-May-2015
After a short vacation from our usual Own Art service, we are happy to announce this amazing scheme is back to facilitate everyone's art addictions. With its return, we thought we'd put together a quick step by step guide for all you first timers.