Millie and Carla | 27-Sep-2014
East-London based artist Mark Powell does not really require a hefty introduction. He has already made himself a name of an artist with an immense skills and talent. Almost a year after his solo show at 'Hang-Up Gallery', he takes on another bold and unexpected direction, leading on to a new series of works - 'Junkyard Games', to be launched at the fifth edition of Moniker Art Fair 2014. Full of excitement and curiosity, we visited Mark's studio, where all the magic is happening, to trace, document and fully absorb the truly amazing pieces for the Junkyard collection. It has been really thrilling to see the progress of the work and be invited into the artist's personal space and head. So, here is Mark Powell's very own take on art, fairs, fame and reality. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we did! Thank you Mark!
Carla Nizzola | 24-Sep-2014
Artist Magnus Gjoen displays new print at #ART4PEACE – An art exhibition and auction in support of International Alert.
Carla Nizzola | 20-Sep-2014
Hang-Up Gallery will be back at Moniker Art Fair 2014 with a cutting-edge installation entitled 'Junkyard Games' featuring exclusive new works by talented and visionary artist Mark Powell. 16 - 19 October 2014 | The Truman Brewery | London E1 6QR
Paint is Power with Borondo, M-City, David de la Mano, Faile, Phlegm, Etam Cru, Mobstr, Lauren Baker
Millie | 12-Sep-2014
This week's art roundup takes a slight 'out of cityscape' turn. Even though, many of the walls are solicited and painted with permission, as part of big festivals, we found a few examples of unsolicited works that appeared in the local environment. And we love it. Spaniad Borondo leads off with this impressive, masterfully painted wall for the 2014 edition of Nuart Festival in Stavanger, Norway. Close-up images, all via Nuart, below. Other notable pieces come from M-City in Vilnius, Lithuania, David de la Mano in Djerba, Tunisia, Phlegm in London, Etam Cru in Boras (Sweden) and Stavanger (Norway), Faile in Brooklyn, USA, Mobstr -London and Lauren Baker in Rovinj, Croatia.
Millie | 11-Sep-2014
'How do you find the concept of the Collections?' 'Entertaining, as good art should be.' (David Scheinmann) David de la Mano and David Scheinmann, with works featured in the Hang-Up Collections, are now sharing with us what inspires them on a daily basis, the rational behind their medium of choice and how does the concept of a rotating exhibition feels.
The August Walls to Remember - with Faith47, Os Gemeos, Saner, Borondo, El Mac, Logan Hicks, David de la Mano, ROA, Aida
Millie | 04-Sep-2014
With the last sunny summer days gone, we look back at all the memorable walls we encountered throughout August and post them in one new entry. Leading off is Faith47 and her 'Preciousness of the Hunt' in downtown LA. It has been a very busy season for Faith, delivering breath-taking walls in Durban, London, Djerba, Portland but this new work stays in our hearts. See below for close-up, more detailed shots. Other worthy pieces come from Os Gemeos in Vancouver, Canada, Saner in Perth, Australia, Borondo in Atlanta, USA, El Mac in Toronto, Canada, Logan Hicks in Istanbul, Turkey, David de la Mano, Stinkfish and ROA in Djerba for the Djerbahood Project, Tunisia and Aida in London.
Millie | 01-Sep-2014
Two weeks after its launch, we are back on focus with 'Hang-Up Collections -Volume 1'. We stayed true to our initial idea of gradually revealing the different meanings and layers of the show, by giving the floor to the artists Dave White and Russell Marshall to further explore the concept and share their thoughts and views about it. We promise to continue unravelling and give you the insights of the works and the Collections, as seen in the eyes of the artists that created them.
Tunisia's First and Very Own Open Air Museum with Liliwenn, Saner, Stinkfish, JAZ, Seth Globepainter, Herbert Baglione, C215
Millie | 29-Aug-2014
Museums are usually associated with grand buildings and vast collections, but the one Djerba is rather different. Using the fabric of the city walls and domed architecture, the participants- more than 150 renowned artists from the around the world, turn the North African island into an open air museum. No interior walls, no hidden spaces and art critics - everything is out in the open for everyone to enjoy. We find the Djerbahood Project, initiated by the French Galerie Itinerrance, really valuable. Not only because it brings together a massive number of very talented people on one spot, but because it challenges the perceptions and notions of museums nowadays. All images are ©Aline Deschamps, unless stated otherwise.
Millie | 25-Aug-2014
This week's review of art on the streets is a natural continuation of the urban portraiture theme, we touched upon in previous posts. It takes a closer look at the carefully depicted images of humans and robots, now an integral part of the cityscape. Leading off is Tristan Eaton, with his Detroit piece 'Crime Fighter'. Based on his mother's portrait from the 60s, the work intertwines past and present in full colour and harmony. Other worthy walls come from Saner in Perth. Pixel Pancho in Halle, Germany, Claudio Ethos in Djerba, Tunisia, Faith47 in Portland, Blu in Sardinia, Ernest Zacharevic in Atlanta and Edoardo Tresoldi in Sapri.
Millie | 22-Aug-2014
Today is not so ordinary Friday - we just reached 10 000 followers! Thank you all for your continual support, interest and comments, you guide us and are constant motivation to continue unraveling creativity in all its various shapes and forms. It has been an eventful and exciting journey for us so far. We have been through trials and errors, always moving forward with a fantastic team that work hard and always aim to be ahead of the game. We will continue to strive to share the freshest and most creative eyes and soul- feeding art from around the world as we did when we only had a few followers and look forward to what the future holds!