Millie | 18-Oct-2014
Alison Southward- 'Some amazing work Moniker Projects tonight - especially Hang Up Pictures!' Mark Powell's stand at Moniker is amongst the top 5 stands in Huffington Post selection... This is just a snippet from 'Junkyard Games' reception just after its launch. We have been so excited to have the opportunity to show Mark Powell's new and unique playful series at Moniker Art Fair 2014. 'Junkyard Games' is where talent plays, so come see it!
Millie | 12-Oct-2014
Trying to make sense of the world is challenging for all of us. This is the core concept behind all the work of enigmatic duo, known as the Connor Brothers. They not only take this challenge on board but also continuously tackle it through their only logical way - making art together.
Millie | 11-Oct-2014
Art has always been a big part of our lives. Constantly looking for exciting works, we have developed a steady and healthy addiction to collecting art and developing a place where we can share our passion with others. ‘Hang-Up’ is a natural response to this passion and throughout the six years, we have developed a global network of private collectors, dealers, galleries, publishers, enabling us to source specific artwork requests promptly and efficiently and assist in buying private collections. Eight weeks after the launch of ‘Hang-Up Collections’ we take a closer look at the art of collecting. Based on a rather unconventional approach to the usual exhibition format, the show is an attempt to introduce young and keen collectors to fresh releases and rare finds.
Millie | 05-Oct-2014
English seaside towns Folkestone and Clacton-on-Sea both received an unexpected and, in the case of Clacton, questionable 'gifts' by Banksy this week. The appearance of unsolicited works in the public domain can hardly be acknowledged as groundbreaking or revolutionary nowadays. In fact, the painted cityscape has become accepted and tamed. So why these fresh Banksy stencils suddenly matter so much?
Millie | 04-Oct-2014
'Wanted to create art in a different way' is how it all started for British high-achiever and artist Chemical X. Incorporating unconventional materials and techniques, his work challenges the notion of art, and explores people's emotions and perceptions masterfully. Instead of over-analysing it, however, we decided to give the opportunity to Chemical X to unravel in his own words what makes his art so good enough to 'kill us all'...
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.