Adrift - A New Exhibition By Spanish Street Artist David de la Mano | Coming Soon
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Adrift - A New Exhibition By Spanish Street Artist David de la Mano | Coming Soon

29 Oct 2017

Hang-Up Gallery is proud to present their upcoming exhibition entitled Adrift, the inaugural London exhibition by acclaimed Spanish Street Artist David de la Mano.

The multi-faceted exhibition will showcase the artist’s brand new collection of acrylic, coffee and inks on canvas and paper. The artist’s monochromic murals that can be found across the globe will be brought from the streets into the gallery, where the walls will be painted from floor to ceiling in his distinct poetic style.

David de la Mano shared a couple of sneak peaks on his Instagram:

Coffee background to @hangupgallery #soloshow #coffeeoncanvas #hangupgallery #london

A post shared by David de la Mano (@daviddelamano_) on Oct 13, 2017 at 1:50pm PDT

David de la Mano | Haunting Figures

In a world of those forced to flee, of poverty, of war and violence, David de la Mano paints his haunting figures as shadows looking for their place in the world. All united, they are travelling to a destination unknown. Boats with broken sails and women with animal heads drift without direction but are all linked by an uncertain journey. Adrift portrays the anonymous epic of travelling on a rough ship, or passing through reinforced wire fences - all characteristics of the current fear of some nations to the refugee invasion.

Adrift analyses the timeless concept of migration and group behaviour. It refers to the drifting movement that characterises the migrant's journey and the determination and strength that grows and develops when your house and your neighbourhood have already been disfigured.

David de la Mano uses acrylic, ink and coffee

Writer, critic and poet Ben Clark comments on de la Mano's work:

“When I first stood in front of one of David de la Mano’s pieces, I couldn’t help but wonder whether I was contemplating an image of a distant future or a distant past. “Adrift” made me think of a world on the edge of our own. A world of lost souls marching without a purpose towards a war that they have already lost.”

In celebration of the launch of Adrift, Hang-Up will be exclusively publishing a limited edition screen print that will be hand-finished by David de la Mano in his favoured medium of coffee. In support with the theme of the show, Hang-Up will donate 10% of the profits from sales of this edition to the Refugee Community Kitchen.

David de la Mano’s ‘Adrift’ is on at Hang-Up Gallery, 81 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8AD from 24 Nov - 14 Jan 2018, with the Private View launch on the evening of the 23 Nov, from 6 - 9 pm where the artist will be in attendance.

In keeping with the artist’s Spanish roots San Miguel will be sponsoring the Private View. Spaces are extremely limited so RSVP is essential. Click HERE to RSVP

In the meantime, check out our catalogue of available works by David de la Mano

David de la Mano - Emerald (Original)

David de la Mano - El Hoyo

For the Pre-Sales Catalogue, please feel free to contact the gallery to request your copy on

Hang-Up Gallery Team

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