Millie | 07-Dec-2013
On Friday evening we launched 'You Blow My Mind' - East London- based multimedia artist Lauren Baker's debut show. A big thank you to everyone who came down to the private view, it was a really successful, eclectic evening and it was lovely to meet you all. Special thanks to Chuck Noble - our photographer for the evening, Bulldog Gin for supplying G&T's all night long and Kieran Collins for the great tunes. Take a look at a selection of photos from the private view below. The show is running until 24 January 2014 so don't miss the opportunity to come and enjoy Lauren's unique style and endless creative diversity.
Millie | 06-Dec-2013
This week's 'On the Streets' is not just another hefty review of Art Basel Week, but a surprisingly balanced overview of some of the most inspirational, moving and vibrant works from around the globe. Leading off is D*Face with his newest mural in Shibuya district, Tokyo. A tribute to Roy Lichtenstein's iconic 'Girl with Ribbon', (now hung in Tokyo's National Gallery), the piece is a crafty fusion of pop and subversive imagery. Take a closer look below to a truly mighty wall! Other outstanding works come from Jimmy C and Jonesy in London, Escif in Valencia and Faith47, Miss Van, Reka One and RONE, highlighting this week's creative activities in Wynwood, Miami.
Millie | 29-Nov-2013
This week's global street art review coincides with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25th November) and central for the edition will be works revolvong around the intimate complex nature of women. It will also explore worthy walls done for Art Basel Week in Miami. Leading off the way is this fantastic Fin Dac and Angelina Christina collaborative piece, named 'Vroom Vroom' in Williamsburg. The two artists' distinctive styles and colour palette blend in perfect harmony, making the work a true delight. Take a closer look at the close-up shots below to see for yourselves. Other notable pieces come from Anthony Lister (Wynwood), Hyuro (Terracina, Italy), RONE (Wynwood), Remed (Martinique, France), David de la Mano (Montevideo), Olek (Wynwood) and Alice Pasquini (Paris).
Carla Nizzola | 28-Nov-2013
With our new exhibition 'You Blow My Mind' only a week away, we caught up with artist Lauren Baker to get a sneak peak of what she is up to and her new works for the show. Keep your eyes peeled for the trail of genuine gold cast fingers that have been placed around areas of London. The fingers have the launch date of the exhibition inscribed on them, along with the artists trademark heart tattoo. Don't forget to RSVP!
Millie | 22-Nov-2013
Upcoming Basel Art Week Miami 2013 might have caught all the media attention, but we still managed to spot some brilliant and fresh examples of art on the streets from around the world. On top of our list this week are D*Face and Shepard Fairey with their interpretation of 'War' and 'Peace'. The two prominent artists spent a good few days in Malaga, Spain, taking part in Maus Malaga Street Art Festival, and the result is more than impressive. Shepard Fairey's 'Paz Y Libertad', all completed in signature red, black and yellow graphics, complements beautifully D*Face's piece. Take a closer look below, the murals are a crowd-pleaser... Other notable walls come from Rone and Pablo Delgado - London, Phlegm - Kentucky, Reka One - NYC and Pixel Pancho- Baltimore.
Carla Nizzola | 15-Nov-2013
Hang-Up popped down the road to Hackney Studios this week to meet up with multi media artist Lauren Baker and chat about her upcoming debut show at Hang-Up Gallery. As her pet Chihuahua 'Dude' ran around the studio surrounded by animal skulls and gold plated fingers, we talked about the inspirations behind her upcoming show 'You Blow My Mind'. The show opens 7 Dec 2013 - 24 Jan 2014 | Private View - Fri 6 Dec, 6-9pm
Millie | 15-Nov-2013
''On the Streets'' this week starts off with the sumptuous, emotive piece by Rone in Berlin. Well -known for capturing the alluring decaying female beauty on a large scale, the wall stands out with its carefully balanced fragility and ephemeral visual elegance and rawness of the characters. Take a look at the more detailes photos of it below and see for yourselves. Other notable works come from Cyrcle in Hong Kong, Pixel Pancho and Vhils killer collaboration in Lisbon, Belin in NYC, Agostino Iacurci in Nuremberg, David de la Mano in Montevideo and Aryz, Vino and GR170 in Spain.
Carla Nizzola | 12-Nov-2013
Hang-Up Gallery are delighted to announce their up coming show 'You Blow My Mind' by East London based multimedia artist Lauren Baker. The exhibition promises an intoxicating combination of neon lightning bolts, gold plated fingers, a 6ft infinity coffin and a pumping heart sculpture to name a few. You Blow My Mind will also feature an exciting new collaboration between Lauren Baker and artist Sequin Kay.
Millie | 08-Nov-2013
Continuing our strong tradition of reviewing the freshest and most interesting art on the streets, here is the recap from the first whole week of November. We start off with Shepard Fairey's impressive large-scale piece in Dallas. Shepard hardly ever needs an introduction at all. Renowned for his iconic imagery of counter-cultural revolutionaries, signature graphic style and multi-faceted artistic practice, the artist does not disappoint and delivers a very strong, striking mural in black, white, and red. Truly iconic... Image by Daniel Weintraub. Other notable walls come from the FAILE collective in Toronto, Paul Insect and Bast collaborating in Athens, Claudio Ethos in Paris, Saner and Interesni Kazki in Cholula, Mexico, C215 in Senegal and Aakash Nihalani in LA. Enjoy!
Millie | 02-Nov-2013
On Friday evening we launched 'Apocalypse Boutique' - fantastically varied series of rare screen-prints, linoprints, etchings and original canvases by British artist Stanley Donwood. Thanks to everyone who came down to the private view, it was a really successful evening and it was lovely to meet you all. A big thank you to Chuck Noble- our photographer for the evening, Bulldog Gin for supplying G&Ts all night long and Kieran Collins for the great tunes.
Millie | 01-Nov-2013
The focus of this week's ''On the Streets'' is on pieces of art in the public domain that are strong, thought-provoking but playful and are a constant reminder of the human desire to explore unknown horizons. Leading off is Lithuanian born artist Ernest Zacharevic, whose new wall in Singapore is a brilliant example of sincere and positively engaging work; a step forward towards acceptance of this art form in the public space in a location where graffiti and street art are still subjects of severe punishment. More notable walls come from Banksy as part of his NYC art residency, Space Invader - NYC too, Reka - Portland, Pixel Pancho - New Jersey, and Phlegm in collab with RUN in Wales.
Millie | 26-Oct-2013
With London Art Week over, it is time for our overdue summary of the street murals from around the world. Leading off piece this week is Faith 47's stunning ''Infinitud del universo'' in Malaga, Spain. The minimal palette that she uses blended in nicely with the neighboring structures, amplifying the overall effect of the iconic image. A true masterpiece... Other worthy walls come from Seth in Paris, Anthony Lister in Melbourne, Hyuro in Perpignan, France, El Mac - Milan, Jef Aerosol - Paris, Banksy - NYC, D*Face - Las Vegas, Mau Mau, Alex and Bon collab in London and Devon, UK. Let the visual feast begin!
Carla Nizzola | 25-Oct-2013
The Hang-Up team met with British creator, writer and Radiohead's in-house artist Stanley Donwood to chat about his upcoming exhibition and retrospective of rare works, his first impressions of Thom Yorke and being David Hockney's number one fan. Not an interview to miss!
Lucy | 18-Oct-2013
Queues stretched around the block for the launch night of Moniker Art Fair and Hang-Up enjoyed a packed stand all night long with great sales successes for artists Mark Powell, Joe Webb, Magnus Gjoen and Lauren Baker.
Millie | 11-Oct-2013
With London Art Week approaching, the streets have been constantly covered with worthy pieces. Leading off this week's art review is Conor Harrington's powerful ''San Juan Fight Club'' wall in Puerto Rico. The seemingly unfinished imagery and dripping paint reveal strong dynamism and sentimental evocations of duty and honour. A true masterpiece. Other notable walls come from Faith47 in San Juan, JR in London, David de la Mano in Montevideo, Judith Supine in Brooklyn, DALeast in San Juan, Banksy and Tristan Eaton in NYC.
Carla Nizzola | 04-Oct-2013
Meet Lauren Baker, Joe Webb, Mark Powell and Magnus Gjoen: the four talented artists that Hang-Up Gallery will be taking to Moniker Art Fair 2013. The team travelled from Brixton to Hackney to catch a glimpse of their studios, chat about what exciting new pieces they have in store and how they feel about exhibiting with Hang-Up at Moniker for the first time. Come and see the new works at the Hang-Up booth | Old Truman Brewery | E1 6QR | Fri 18 - Sun 20 October
Millie | 04-Oct-2013
The month of art fairs and non-stop show openings quickly descends upon us with Banksy foraying into the streets of NYC, delivering piece after piece. Our review, however, will not start with Banksy as expected. Instead, we chose the newest Pixel Pancho mural in Antwerp, Belgium. Pixel's fascination with robots as alternative humans, has been elevated and reached an entirely new level in this particular work. The intricate details and delicacy make the piece one of the strongest by him so far. Other worthy walls come from Swoon in London, Miss Van and Ciro Schu in San Francisco, Faith 47 in Tudela de Navarra, Spain, Hush in NYC and Banksy in NYC.
Millie | 03-Oct-2013
“For the next month Banksy will be attempting to host an entire show on the streets of New York...'' This ambitious statement on the artist's official website is not far from the truth. Banksy's artistic 'residency' has already begun earlier this week and is quickly becoming what seems to be his most publicly engaging and expansive outdoor venture...
Millie | 29-Sep-2013
This week's ''On the Streets'' might be a bit overdue, but is full of exciting collaborative work, art for thought pieces and murals out of this wold. San Francisco becomes the hotspot with Brazilians Os Gemos paiting at large. True to their dream-like psychedelic aesthetic and bright colour palette, the twins completed two new pieces with yellow-headed giants (the last in collaboration wih Mark Bode). A true delight. Other notable walls come from Natalia Rak in Bialystok, Poland, Cake in Brooklyn, BEST | EVER in Gambia, Banksy - somewhere in LA, Ron English in Brooklyn and Kidult in Paris. The September issue of ''On the Streets'' is all spraypaint, style and smiles.
Carla Nizzola | 28-Sep-2013
Hang-Up Gallery is delighted to announce Apocalypse Boutique, a retrospective of rare prints and one-off pieces by British artist, Stanley Donwood.