Millie | 14-Dec-2014
When first introduced to Johnathan Reiner’s works, the words that come to mind are contradiction, juxtaposition and fascination. There is, however, nothing contradictory in the process of creating, says Reiner. There is a space there, where my mind just goes blank and I am focused on the process, I am on a wavelength which is clear of any intrusive thoughts, expectations, nagging emotions or any highs or lows. It’s not an introspective process because I am not absorbed in myself or withdrawn. It is an active process, which extends from me to the drawing board or the paper or the print-bed and is void of noise. I always feel charged after a few hours of creative work. Below is a short visual narrative and an overview of the feelings, emotions and creative flair that led Johnathan Reiner to the most extraordinary path- that of making artworks.
Millie | 07-Dec-2014
This Friday saw the launch of our highly anticipated Xmas Show, which featured a vast array of new releases, rare or unseen artworks from the Hang-Up artist roster. Shepard Fairey, Kate Gibb, David Scheinmann, Joe Webb, Mark Powell, Dave White, Pure Evil, Charming Baker, were some of the many that adorned our gallery walls, bringing festivity and cheer to all, just on time for Christmas. Below is a brief visual narrative of the night - thanks to all who braved the cold and came to share that moment with us!
Millie | 30-Nov-2014
Today marks the end of Hang-Up Collections - Volume I. After 15 weeks of constant new art in and out, we can safely say that the rotating concept has had a profound effect on the physical gallery space. We did everything to not disappoint and deliver what we promised, providing fresh artworks from gallery artists and world known names on a weekly basis. And to quote Carla Nizzola (Hang-Up Gallery manager) 'that exhibit received an overwhelming response from visitors, artists and collectors'. Below is a brief visual retrospection of the show, featuring last's month window displays, curation in process shots and separate clusters of works on display throughout those weeks. Hang-Up Collections will continue to expand and develop into the New Year with a Volume II. We are very excited to show you what’s up our sleeve, so stay tuned! Leading image: Ben Eine, Exciting, 2013.
The Project that Found a New Way to Share Same Urban Environment with Different Generations - Outings
Millie | 29-Nov-2014
The modern cityscape is a visually cluttered space, full of government signage, billboards and sporadically public mural or unsolicited street art. Therefore, it is not surprising that a lot of art goes unnoticed or just categorised as 'urban noise' and not important by passersby. This is where The Outings Project comes to challenge all that. Set up as a 'global participatory' one, the project concentrates on the way different people respond to images, which are taken out of their normal logical white walls institutionalised context and pasted up in random public spaces.
Millie | 23-Nov-2014
With less than six weeks to this year's end, it only seemed fair if we surrender to the festive cheer and host a different, more artistic Christmas. We have invited artists from our roster to put their magic touch and make this special time unforgettable for all. Expect new, rare or unseen affordable original and limited edition works from the likes of Joe Webb, Rosie Emerson, David Scheinmann, Mark Powell, Mason Storm, Magnus Gjoen, Dave White, Stanley Donwood, Charming Baker, Sir Peter Blake, Shepard Fairey and more... Christmas has never been that sparkly, so come join us, you deserve a treat!
Millie | 16-Nov-2014
'I often think proper art is a bit unhealthy; 'real' artists convince themselves they are leaving some kind of lasting legacy, but after the world has burnt to a crisp you won't be able to tell the difference between the dust of one of my paintings and the dust of a Picasso...' Banksy, interviewed by Goetz Werner, 2009 A year after elusive artist Banksy announced his monthlong New York 'residency', his works continue to sparkle conversations, raise eyebrows and stir people's minds. Image: The Street is in Play, Banksy, 2013
Millie | 09-Nov-2014
The 9th November is no ordinary Sunday. It is always filled up with a sense of loss, remembering all the brave men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty. To commemorate the day, renowned artist Russell Marshall creates 'Poppies' - a hand-pulled two-colour screen print in edition of 111, to raise funds for the Help Heroes Charity.
Keith Haring is a figure that hardly needs an introduction. Eye-catching recognisable style, murals, sculptures, drawings in public spaces - all this intense artistic presence settled firmly into the public consciousness in the early and mid 80s, turning Haring into one of the most celebrated and popularised artists we know. Below: Untitled (Self-Portrait), February 2, 1985 Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm) Private collection © 2014, Keith Haring Foundation.
Millie | 31-Oct-2014
Heat, carved pumpkins and dressing-up. This might sound like the typical Halloween, but we chose to have one full of art and not so much of scary costume disguises. We spent the warmest recorded, apparently, Halloween looking for art that inspire us to look beyond the trivia of that day. In the company of artworks by Mexican Saner, UK Lauren Baker and Japanese Yayoi Kusama. Could not wish for a better treat... Leading image: Fragment of Saner's mural in LA. Whole wall below. Photo via the artist.
Millie | 26-Oct-2014
'They got new art in' a young man exclaimed when his eyes caught Dave White's Apex Dust Diamond on the gallery window. Yes, 'Hang-Up Collections' have been just refreshed and re-hung. New limited editions, rare one-offs and unseen pieces have found their temporary home on the gallery walls, waiting for a new permanent home.