Clemmie | 29-Aug-2015
The Connor Brother duo have recently embarked on a journey to understand the full situation of refugees down in Calais. The crisis that is occurring less than an hour away from the UK has been distorted by the press to cast a negative image on the desperate migrants fleeing persecution. What the artists experienced at 'The Jungle' camp was thousands of families housed in make shift shelters that are completely ill prepared for the winter to come.
Clemmie | 21-Aug-2015
This week saw the reveal of Banksys latest project, which is by far his biggest yet! In the eery, abandoned lido of Weston Super Mare, the artist home town, a mysterious Disneyland-esque theme park has been in construction for the past month. However this is no dreamland, Banksy has created his own apocalyptic style Dismaland where he invites us to come and 'eat cold chips to the sound of crying children.'
Clemmie | 15-Aug-2015
The Banksy market has been going from strength to strength over the last decade with the artists iconic stencil style becoming the most sought after work in the urban art world. Not only do his works highlight topical issues within society but they do so using his great satirical humour, so it is no wonder the artist has become such a symbolic figure.
Clemmie | 09-Aug-2015
Pop prince Andy Warhol would have celebrated his 87th birthday last week, which i'm sure would have seen him surrounded by the beautiful beings of his iconic world. Warhol's fascination with fame resulted in him producing a large series of portraits of many of his glamorous friends. In turn these images have influenced many of todays artists to follow suit with their own individual styles of depicting old and new icons...
Clemmie | 02-Aug-2015
This Friday saw the opening of Hang-Up artist Lauren Baker's solo show TRANSITION at the renowned Ivy club. Lauren has truly blown our minds with an array of multi media works including her iconic vibrant sculptures and neons as well as pieces taking a new direction and exploring the fragility of life. Lauren's work portrays her acute eye for detail with its intricacy and time consuming production, this is exemplified in her incredible piece 'Finding You In The Fourth Dimension' which is made up of 40,000 shards of glass. Not only has Lauren put on a truly captivating solo show this Summer but she also created an opulent installation at the V and A as well as exhibiting in our Dog Days Exhibition! We've put together a selection of these incredible works for you in celebration of Lauren's recent achievements.
Carla Nizzola | 27-Jul-2015
Last week celebrated the launch of Hang-Up's highly anticipated summer Exhibition 'Dog Days' - displaying an eclectic mix of 16 of the gallery's hottest artists. A huge thank you to everyone who came down to the show and made it an incredible success. Here's a preview of the evening, captured by our fine photographer Chuck Noble.
Clemmie | 18-Jul-2015
So that we didn't overload you with all the juicy information about our Dog Days artists at once, we thought we'd treat you to another round of questions. This time we have Dutch collective Crail Moansburg, Magnus Gjoen, Rosie Emerson and Spanish street artist David De La Mano to stir up your curiosity for the exhibition. Dog Days will be opening on the 23rd so don't forget to RSVP for an evening of exclusive Hang-Up vodka designed by Crail Moansburg and resident DJ Keiran on the decks.. What more could you want from a Thursday night!
Clemmie | 11-Jul-2015
Joe Webb's second solo show with Hang-Up is coming to an end and what an amazing show it has been! Sweet Armageddon presented a selection of collages depicting Joe's characteristically witty, vintage scenes, however this time the works were larger, emphasising their ingenious imagery. The show also included painting 'Wish You Were Here' and limited edition print 'Cloud Eaters' displaying Joe's skills in multi mediums. With only one week left and only a small selection of works still available, we thought we would give you a round up of the exhibition.
Get to know the artists: Dave White, Mark Powell, Joe Webb, Delphine Lebourgeois, Oddly Head and Lauren Baker
Clemmie | 04-Jul-2015
We are extremely excited for our forthcoming Summer exhibition Dog Days, which will see brand new works from some of our favourite Hang-Up artists. With a multi layered original collage from Oddly Head, the amazing new print release from David De La Mano and Murakami's Homage To Mono Pink, which for me epitomises the summer vibes flying around at the moment, these works are just some of what we have in store for you. In anticipation of the show we thought we'd give you the chance to get to know some of the artists a little better and have a sneak peak at what they have been working on...
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.