Millie | 07-Mar-2014
This week's 'On the Streets' focuses on the subtle humour and finer elegance of street art. The pieces that caught our attention, located mostly in NYC and London, are all conceptually fresh, original and have something of a Duchampian aura. Leading off is this brilliant Jilly Ballistic 'Exit' paste-up somewhere deep in the Brooklyn subway. Well-known for her intelligent, full of humour interventions, the artist continuously put thought-provoking anti-advertisements or into fine-looking collages, not being afraid to speak out; pasting stickers of gas-masked nurses and WWII soldiers. The result is more than satisfying. Image via the artist. Other notable pieces come from Mobstr in London, Pose and Joei Urato in NYC, Cyrcle in London, Anthony Lister in Melbourne, Nunca in Paris and Borondo back in London.
Millie | 28-Feb-2014
This week's 'On the Streets' covers not only diverse works from around the world, but also worthy walls, touching on global social issues such as inclusion and seclusion, sense of belonging and identity, stereotypes and social stigmas with a pinch of sarcasm. We have chosen this new Herakut large -scale mural to lead off the review, because of its positive message and purpose. Part of a three month project, run by AptART and the French organization ACTED in Jordan, the work created in Zaatari Refugee camp not only beautifies the environment, but engages and stimulates participation of the local youth. Other notable works come from Basik in Tunisia, I♥ in Vancouver, Lush in Lyon, Mobstr in London, Hyuro in Valencia, Borondo in London and Jr in Baden- Baden.
Millie | 25-Feb-2014
We are so used to associating street art with just pretty pictures on walls or mere vandalism, that we forget that those pretty images can also do good. The examples below, including murals done for the homelessness charity Depaul in London and the Anotherlightup Project in Cape Town, illustrate street art social function loud and clear. David Shillinglaw, BEST EVER, Ben Slow, Josh Jeavons, Faith47 - they all put their skills and passion into works that would not only beautify the urban environment, but would also raise awareness to different social issues (such as homelessness and community engagement) and work towards a positive outcome. Take a closer look and see for yourselves. Image via David Shillinglaw.
Millie | 21-Feb-2014
This week's 'On the Street' is as diverse and colourful as the English weather. It has it all- large scale murals, stunning visual realism, vivaciousness and a good dollop of humour. Leading off the review is this outstanding new example of visual perfection by London artistic duo BEST | EVER. The wall is painted as a part of an ongoing project - Street Stories, by the homelessness charity Depaul, to raise awareness of the difficulties facing disadvantaged young people in the UK facing homelessness. Other worthy walls come from David de la Mano in Barcelona, Jorge-Rodriguez Gerada in London, Alex Hornest and Claudio Ethos in Sao Paulo, REKA ONE, Seth Globepainter, Tristan Eaton and Know Hope for POW! WOW! Hawaii, RAE in NYC and Anthony Lister.
Rare Works from Banksy, Faile, KAWS, David Choe, Ben Eine, Run and many more in upcoming exhibition 'Wall to Wall'
Lucy | 21-Feb-2014
We're pleased to present our upcoming group show ‘Wall To Wall’ – a modern exploration of street art’s diverse nature including an exclusive installation and new works from street artist RUN in the project space. 'Wall to Wall' opens at the gallery on March 22nd.
Millie | 20-Feb-2014
Prolific Italian artist RUN teams up with Sheffield-based Phlegm and Christiaan Nagel on a mission to give final moments of vivacious life to yet another to be demolished building in London - the Blithehale Medical Centre in Bethnal Green. Once prominent, the building was 'sentenced' to be destroyed. Awaiting its final, the centre welcomed the artists trio, who worked between the torn walls, pebbles and concrete, to liven up and beautify the last remaining moments of the structure. Take a look at the works below that moved us with their sense of belonging and never transient beauty. All images through Juliiea and Last Project UK.
Millie | 19-Feb-2014
'This is an Instagram Opportunity'... This new witty piece by Mobstr managed to capture in just five words the true essence of the so hot and trendy Instagraming. So we are also taking this generous opportunity to share with you what has been hitting the web this week. We do start our review undisputably with Mobstr, followed by Anthony Lister, Faile, the Huffington Post, Cyrcle, Ai Weiwei, Shepard Fairey, Banksy and Maser. Art at its best - guaranteed!
Millie | 14-Feb-2014
Our overdue global summary of street work returns with a hefty selection of great art from around the world. Art, fashion, human behaviour and love - all gets its place in this roundup. First on the list, leading off is the newest Herakut's wall in Jordan, named 'One is just a brick. Many together can be a home'. Once again the artistic duo finds a strong and poignant statement to make about the neighborhood, city and world we all inhabit. Image via the artists. Other worthy works come from Know Hope for Pow! Wow! in Hololulu, Jade in Brazil, D*Face in LA, Lady Aiko in Honolulu and NYC, Miss Van, Ciro Schu and Klone Yourself in Tel Aviv, David de la Mano in Salamanca, Phlegm and RUN in Cardiff, Bradley Theodore, Bast, Faile and Eine - all NYC.
Millie | 07-Feb-2014
Gallery-goers will be nicely surprised this Friday with Tate Britain's newest project, named the 1840s GIF party, where selected artists are invited to remix artworks from the 1840s room at the gallery into animated GIFs. What caught our eye is Joe Webb's quirly animated reinterpretations of classical paintings, that would be screened tonight. Teodor Roussel’s 'The Reading Girl' (1886-7) and George Frederic Watts's 'The Minotaur' (1885) both get a modern twist to reflect and reveal a deeper sociological meaning.
Millie | 06-Feb-2014
With Valentine's Day approaching, we have decided to take a look at possibly the most powerful emotion and the way it has been creatively interpreted in the urban space and on the white walls. Leading off this review is Curtis Kulig with his simple but loud and clear message 'Love Me', drawn large-scale in Amsterdam. Patrick Thomas, MyDogSighs, Antony Micallef, Harland Miller, Sir Peter Blake, Magnus Gjoen, Fred le Chevalier and Kidult, they all get to explore, play with and interpret love, reminding us about its true meaning.
Millie | 05-Feb-2014
Following our traditional image review of art on the streets, we have decided to take a further look and discover what how the streets look on Instagram. This week trend is definitely lead by JR's stunning work for the NYC Ballet in NYC, which is still open and on view till 08 February. (Image via JR on Instagram). Bast , Paul Insect, Os Gemeos, Kid Acne, Phlegm, ROA, Mag Magrela, Conor Harrington, Eine and Martha Cooper - they are reveal a different layer of urban creativity, all captured in images. Take a look below and see the streets at their best.
Millie | 02-Feb-2014
On Friday evening we launched renowned graphic artist Patrick Thomas's show '100BMP'. The show is running until 16 March 2014 so don't miss the opportunity to see the collection of unique pieces and editions, all created using screenprinting and collage. A big thank you to everyone who braved the rain and 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 the all night lasting G&T's and Kieran Collins - for the funky tunes. Take a look at a selection of photos from the private view below and see what makes your heart flutter at 100BPM!
Lucy | 24-Jan-2014
Russell Marshall's new exhibition '40 - A Kate Moss Retrospective' opens on Kate Moss' birthday. Displaying stunning images of the iconic model.
Millie | 24-Jan-2014
This week's 'On the Streets' is a hefty combination of brilliant examples of visual art in public indoor and outdoor spaces. Leading off is Logan Hicks's 'Allure of the Sea' work for the Library Street Collective in Detroit. The piece is beautifully multi-layered, and captures the dynamics of its environment through colours and refined stencil techniques. Absolute gem! Image via El Jefe. Other notable works come from Lucy McLaughlan, RUN and 2501, Seth Globepainter and Pum Pum, UNTAY and Eric Zacharevic.
Millie | 17-Jan-2014
Middle of January gave us fewer but more colourful and vibrant walls and here is what caught our eye this week. Leading off is French artist Seth Globepainter with a signature mural in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Well-known for his masterful depiction of ordinary people, Seth's piece represents the joy and beauty of simple things. Other notable works come from Seth and Elian in Cordoba and Seth, Dano, Shoris and Nerf in Chacarita, Argentina, Vesod in Italy, Jade in Lima, Cacaorock in Athens, Judith Supine in Brooklyn and JR in NYC.
Carla Nizzola | 17-Jan-2014
Graphic artist Patrick Thomas popped by the gallery last week to chat about why creating art makes his heart beat at 100BPM, his love of Berlin, and why his upcoming show at Hang-Up is an absolute must see. The exhibition, entitled '100BPM' opens on 1 Feb 2014, just in time for the Feast of Saint Valentines. Read our exclusive interview with the artist, including pictures from inside his Berlin studio, and show some love for 100BPM this Feb! Photographs © 2014 Robert Charbonnet and via the artist.
We can't wait to show you what we have in store for 2014 here at Hang-Up. Here's a little sneak preview of the year ahead...!
Millie | 10-Jan-2014
Our first review for 2014 is dedicated to worthy walls resembling the Year of the Horse in its true meaning - unexpected adventures, strong imagery and surprising romance. Although not all of pieces are created in January, we could not think of a better way to start off the year than this well- balanced mix of mighty murals. Leading off is this unusual but quite impressive Ericailcane wall at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogotá. The work, part of his exhibit in the museum, not only represents the usual “ virtues, flaws and all the complex universe of the human race,” but also comments on the inequalities in the modern world in general. Truly outstanding art for thought. Other notable works include Pixel Pancho's horse sculpture in Torino, DALeast in Stavanger, Deedee Cheriel in Venice, CA, Banksy's 'Crazy Horse' in NYC, David Flores, Faith47 and REKA One's contributions to the Aqueduct Project in NYC.
Millie | 30-Dec-2013
With 2013 coming to its end, it is only appropriate to have a rather hefty On the Streets roundup. Trends from the current year include less illegally painted walls (with most notable and memorable example - Banksy's NYC 'artist residency') and more Street Art Festivals and mural projects worldwide. Overall, 2013 saw a plethora of original and thought provoking works, provocative concepts and high quality draftmanship. This monthly review consists of worthy examples of works mentioned below that in our opinion is a fine representation of the scene and its most notable representatives. Leading off is Vinz Feel Free with his Nativity 3/3: Maternity in Valencia. We have always admired Vinz's unique take on aesthetics, media and concepts and Nativity 3/3: Maternity speaks on its own. Other worthy walls come from Aryz - Lodz (January), Fin Dac - North Wales, (February), John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres - South Bronx (March), Seth Globepainter - Paris (April), Reka One - London (May), YZ - Paris, D*Face -London (both June), Etam Cru - Richmond (July), Cake - NYC, Herakut - Frankfurt (both August), Natalia Rak- Bialystok, Poland, David Shillinglaw- London, Os Gemeos - San Francisco (all September), Mau Mau- London, Faith47 and Conor Harrington - San Juan, Banksy - NYC, Os Gemeos and Banksy - NYC, Phlegm - Cardiff (all October), D*Face and Shepard Fairey - Malaga, David de la Mano - Montevideo, Vhils and Pixel Pancho - Lisbon (all November) and lastly all in December- Reka One, Faith47, Best Ever - Miami, D*Face - Tokyo and Sam3 - Barcelona. Take a closer look at our review and share your thoughts. Enjoy!
Millie | 27-Dec-2013
Approaching the end of 2013, there is hardly a better way to celebrate it, than to give you an eloquent and visually captivating narrative of the personalities, sentiments, mechanisms and styles behind the 'Hang-Up' family. All the images below tell a different story and give insights to some of the most compelling, perplexing, exciting and happy moments for us in 2013. We thank you wholeheartedly for your continuous support, love and interest and we invite you to join us in this visual farewell of '13.