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The Return of Hang-Up Collections

Clemmie | 03-May-2015

Hang-Up Collections is back for it's third fantastic array of works. The walls are adorned with some outstanding figures in both the Urban and Contemporary art scenes, such as Ben Eine, Pure Evil, Banksy, Nancy Fouts and Joe Webb. So that we can delight you with the greatest variety of our treasures, we will be rotating the pieces throughout the exhibition which runs from 30th April to 24th May, so don't miss out! Here is a little taster for what is in the gallery at the moment...

Creating the Vibe: Introducing Hang-Up Playlists

Clemmie | 26-Apr-2015

Hang-Up resident Kieran Collins has been treating us with tunes since our very first show back in 2012. His diverse soundtracks have created vibes of all kinds ranging from the dark, mysterious tracks of Magnus Gjoen's latest show MONSTER to a lighter touch at our Xmas Exhibition. Kieran's ability to connect music with art brings a sense of relaxation and engagement to the works and we thought it would be selfish not to share these genius playlists with you all! The playlists can be viewed on our exhibition page through Spotify. Here's a little round up of our favourite tracks and works from some of our exhibitions.

David De La Mano 'Errantes' Wall Revealed

Clemmie | 19-Apr-2015

David De La Mano has been busy spreading his amazing fluid figures in his homeland, Uruguay. His latest mural can be found in the Barrio district of the capital, Montevideo. The wall depicts David's characteristic figures, which appear as monochrome shadows flowing from one side to another. By incorporating some of these figures with wolf heads, bird cages and tiny figures floating by in sailing boats, David has created a form of parade of the bizarre. This juxtaposition between his fantastical iconography and simple colour palette, create David's beautifully individual style. A selection of original drawings from the artist are now available and a brand new print release is on the horizon... so watch this space!

Faile's Savage/Sacred Young Minds

Clemmie | 12-Apr-2015

Faile are soon to be back captivating us in creative awe with their latest show, starting on the 10th July. The work of the artist duo Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller explores the complex and metaphysical issues of their contemporary surroundings, yet they do so with a light hearted aesthetic of colourful comic book characters. Their vibrant compositions are created in mixed media using fine, street and pop art styles, individualising the duo within the urban art scene. The show will feature a body of new and old work with multimedia installations including a life-size structure reminiscent of a temple ruin, large scale paintings and the Deluxx Fluxx Arcade, a collaboration with artist BAST. With the duo's already voracious market their works are set to become even more collectable. Check out our selection of favourite works by the artists.

Banksy Door sold for $175

Mor & Kate | 04-Apr-2015

Cheapest Banksy sale in a decade... Remember Banksy's latest walls in Gaza? One of them has been sold just few days ago for $175. Read below for more details on this outrageous sale.

RUN in Google's StreetArtProject

Clemmie | 26-Mar-2015

Street art has always been intended to be temporary form of art, to be painted over when the next artist comes by. This constant rotation of imagery adds to the excitement of the medium, however it also means that many of these murals have the potential to be forgotten. Google have recently embarked on a prolific project that will essentially eternalise these images without stopping the street art tradition. Global experts have selected a numbers of works that celebrate this diverse medium to be digitalised online. Among these is a piece by gallery artist RUN in collaboration with Dulwich Outdoor Gallery. RUN drew inspiration from 18th century artist Poussin's 'The Translation of Saint Rita' to create a mystical, contemporary interpretation on the painting. RUN is featured alongside some of the biggest names in the street art scene such as Banksy, Invader, Ben Eine and Futura.

Spring Selection

Clemmie | 22-Mar-2015

With Spring finally underway, we thought we'd treat you all to a blooming marvellous selection of works to celebrate! The works are full of floral festivity and Easter essentials to get you in the spirit of the season.

Magnus Gjoen MONSTER Exhibition Private View

Clemmie | 22-Mar-2015

On Thursday evening we celebrated the opening of Magnus Gjoen's exhibition MONSTER in the usual Hang-Up cheer. The show features both limited edition prints and large scale originals, which explore the fragility of the psyche in a brand new abstracted and graphic direction. Our trusty photographer Chuck has captured the zest of the evening in the images below. The show will run until the 26th April so don't miss the chance to come and check out these highly individual works!

Ben Eine in Abu Dhabi

Clemmie | 14-Mar-2015

Ben Eine has been busy putting a British tag on the walls of the British Embassy in Abu Dhabi with his 40 metre long mural. His easily recognisable letters read ‘Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder,’ which is commenting on the juxtaposed combination of traditional and modern aspects in the cultures of Abu Dhabi. His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan showed his support for the project by taking up a spray can for the first time and tagging his name below Eine’s. Check out the pictures that document this momentous moment in art for the region!

New Artworks by Marcus Harvey

Clemmie | 14-Mar-2015

Hang-Up is extremely excited to begin stocking work from internationally acclaimed artist, Marcus Harvey. As one of the first generation of the YBA, Harvey gained recognition back in 1997 at the RA show 'Sensation,' with his cynical portrait of Myra Hyndley made up of a child's handprints. Marcus Harvey has used a wide range of mediums and explored a variety of thought provoking subjects throughout his career, which draw you in with their controversial imagery! Some of his more recent pieces are based on the idea of voyeurism and the aesthetics of distortion. Check out some of his works below.

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