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Skeleton Cardboard: Not In Use

It’s all about the art on the street, that’s Shoreditch Street Art Tours. However, last Saturday the tour chanced upon an un-publicised pop-up one day exhibition by someone who has featured often on the tours and on the Shoreditch Street Art Tours blog – Skeleton Cardboard. So we popped in!

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Photo: 71RCS

 

Inside was a collection of Skeleton Cardboard’s increasingly crazy skeleton characters with their appropriation and mockery of health and safety warnings.

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Photo: 71RCS

The thing that was really special was that this to view the exhibition you walked off the street directly into someone’s front room, a private dwelling. One of those gallery experiences where you don’t feel in the least bit intimidated or over-awed at being in front of a display of art. Rather like viewing street art on the street actually.

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Photo: 71RCS

There are a few photos from Skeleton Cardboard’s show here, with thanks to his and our hosts from 71 Redchurch Street to whom credit is due for these photographs (except featured image at top: NoLionsInEngland). A more detailed review can be seen on the Graffoto blog here.

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ALO – “Hail To The Loser” solo show

We have been a supporter of ALO’s street art since he first appeared in London 3 years ago and are delighted to see his increasing acclaim and rapid progress in the “proper” art world.

(all photos: NoLionsInEngland)

Following appearances over the past 12 months in Group Shows in the Fun Factory pop up gallery in Shoreditch last Summer, via an appearanace in Stolen Space’s Winter Group show alongside luminaries such as D~Face, Shephard Fairey and Rone, ALO has suddenly stepped up a level with a solo show at the Saatchi Gallery on Kings Rd, London.

 

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Horn

For a full appreciation and a selection of images from the show, head over to the review on Graffoto.

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Portrait Of A Man

ALO “Hail To The Loser”

29 July – 18 August 2014

Saatchi Gallery
Kings Rd,
London, SW3 4RY

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Original Works

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Gaetano Bresci

Street art gallery private view openings, 6 March 2014

Where are we going to get our fix of new art this week, apart from on the outdoor walls in Shoreditch of course.  I’ll be kicking off Thursday with  a social event at The Photographers Gallery in the West End then picking up the pace with this little set of beauties:

 

Alexis Dias & Jaz “La Linea

Alexis Dias aka “La Pandilla”, whose Octophant mural in Shoreditch continues to amaze passersby some 8 months after its completion, joins forces with Jaz the Argentinian graffiti legend in “La Linea”.

La Pandilla Shoreditch London Street Art

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image: ALexis Dias, Jaz, Rex Romae

132 Commercial St
London E1 6NQ

 

Pro176 “Liquid Mecanism”

Pure Evil gallery takes credit for introducing us to many street art talents we have never seen before so we look forward eagerly to the work of Pro176.  Look in the Pure Evil Department Store a few doors down from the usual gallery location.  And yes, that’s how they have spelt the title on their email so that’s what it must be.

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image: Pro176, Pure Evil Gallery

Pure Evil Department Store

96-98 Leonard St,

London EC2A 4XS

 

Brett Amory “Twenty Four In London”

At Art 14 fair last week there was a Brett Amory canvas which was breath taking portraiture.  In this new show London is treated to the Brett Amory project where he spends 24 hours visiting 24 locations in one city and using the visual experience to inform a series of paintings.  He has already executed this project in New York and San Francisco and we look forward to seeing his impressionist urban take on some London locations.

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image: Brett Amory, Lazarides Rathbone

RSVP required , register lazinc.com

Lazarides Rathbone,

11 Rathbone Place,

London W1T 1HR

 

Cyrcle  “Overthrone! Pooring Reign”

LA guys Cyrcle visited London a couple of years ago to decorate our streets with some impressive pasted collages and they return for this show at StolenSpace.  They have been braving the reign, sorry – the rain on a hoist painting a very large mural in a car park as part of their London fun.  Here are a couple of pieces from their 2012 visit.

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image: NoLionsInEngland

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image: NoLionsInEngland

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image: Cyrcle, StolenSpace

 

STOLENSPACE GALLERY
17 Osborn Street
London E1 6TD

 

Blair Zaye “Bespoken”

Ahead of all that Thursday night excitement, Blair Zaye (remember the drainpipes dripping paint down the Shoreditch walls last year?) has a solo show in the heart of the City of London.

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Blair Zaye drainpipe image: NoLionsInEngland

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image: Blair Zaye

Façade,

59 London Wall

London EC2M 5TR

Shoreditch Street Art Gallery Openings 6 Feb 2014

“Back To Black”

C215

StolenSpace

 

One big deal in the social diary for this week:

C215 Back To Black

C215 Back To Black

and that’s the opening of a new solo show by French stencil maestro C215.  I believe this is his 4th solo show in London and that’s not including the project installation at Moniker Art Fair 2012.

 

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C215 2008

C215 was a revelation when he first brought his complex stencils to London’s streets in early 2008.  He became a huge star of Banksy’s Cans Festival that year and has been a frequent visitor since.  He  is an energetic traveller and some of his best work appears in remote developing countries where he has an uncanny knack of getting up stencil images which reflect the community he is visiting.

 

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C215 2009 (5 yrs ago this week)

We anticipate unusual non-canvas painting surfaces being given the C215 multi layer stencil treatment.

 

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C215 2010

Show runs 7 Feb to 2nd March 2014, don’t miss!

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C215 2011

Check out Graffoto reviews of previous C215 shows in London from 2009 and 2010

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C215 2012

STOLENSPACE GALLERY
17 Osborn Street
London E1 6TD

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C215 2013

All photos: NoLionsInEngland

Art Previews Thursday 05 Dec

Two East London street art and graffiti shows in the Shoreditch Street Art Tours diary for this Thursday and conveniently they aren’t too far from eachother.   Also an interesting show in the West End, making that before 9pm could be a bit of a stretch!

Shok-1: X-Rainbow Show

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Shok-1

Shok-1 will be familiar to guests of Shoreditch Streer Art Tours as the  virtuoso spraycan artist who pops up at two or three locations en route with amazing spray painted X-Ray bones artwork.    This will be the first show in quite a while at the Pictures On Walls premises which has been closed as a “walk in gallery” for quite some time.

Pictures On Walls,

46 – 48 Commercial St,

London E1 6LT

 

Stolen Space Winter 2013 Group Show

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Shepard Fairey

The blurb says the show includes work by Alo – Allison Hueman Torneros – Andrew McAttee – Arth Daniels – Beau Stanton   Charlie Anderson –  C215 – Cope2 – David Bray –  Evan Hecox – Joram Roukes   Josie Morway – Kai and Sunny – Kelly Allen – Kelly McAllum – Max Rippon   Meggs – Miss Van – Mysterious Al – Paul Stephenson – Ramon Maiden – Reka   Rone – Ronzo – Ryan Callanan – Sail (uselessarm) – Shepard Fairey – Simon WG Butler – Twoone – Vinnie Nylon – Will Barras – Wordtomother –  Zio Ziegler.  A number of those names are not familiar so discovering those could be interesting, great to see Shoreditch Street Art Tours favourite ALO beginning to get the recognition he deserves,

STOLENSPACE GALLERY
17 Osborn Street
London E1 6TD

 

#CuppaPINS

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Pinspired

Street artist Pins aka Pinspired, not to be confused with Paul Insect also know as PINS, launches a tea infused solo show at a west end gallery.   If you’ve seen Lipweed erupting over Shoreditch shutters and walls, that’s Pinspired.  No sugar thanks.

Clarendon Fine Art

46 Dover St,

London

 

All photos courtesy of respective gallery/artist hype machines

Cyclops, Borf, Giles Walker and Candice Tripp – Thursday 28th Nov 2013

Three intriguing shows open this Thursday (28th), none of them in Shoreditch.  RSVPs required for all these events.

 

Giles Walker and Candice Tripp:

I’m Never Shopping Here Again

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Anyone who saw Giles Walker’s “Last Supper” gothic bacchanalian animatronics extravaganza at Black Rat Press back in 2012 will be praying for more of the same, though how his more potty mouthed creations might interact with the waif-child terror of Candice Tripp will be fascinating to see.   This is just on Lower Marsh at the far exit from the Leake St tunnels and the gallery is saying that all private view slots are fully booked and your best bet if you aren’t booked is to catch the public opening from Saturday.

John Tsombikos – The Borf Show

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Although this was very much a Washington/East Coast thing, quite a few here in the UK will recall observing the mist of confusion and controversy among American fans as to whether Borf was a collective, a concept or a tagger.   The spirit of whimsical slogans and tagging captured on canvas, or abstract colour scribbles?

Lazarides Rathbone

11 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1HR

Cyclops: The Way Of All Flesh

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We’ve been big fans of the work of Cyclops for many years, a fine art education has moved him on a long way from the Basquiatesque images of the middle of the last decade.  What is curious is the reversion to his street artist pseudonym rather than the real name that has appeared over the door in more recent shows.

The Outsiders

8 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D 4DG

 

All photos: stolen from galleries’ blurb

 

Whats On: Street Art gallery shows Nov 14th and 15th

Quite an exciting end of week for gallery related street art work.  Or is it street related gallery work.  Or perhaps Urban Art.  Who cares, good art, friendly faces and possibly some free liquid refreshments thrown in.

 

Pure Evil Department Store

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Pure Evil has long been a corner stone of Shoreditch’s street art scene.  From the murky leafs of his address book all kinds of radical international street art talent have had their first London break through the Pure Evil Gallery.  Names like Roa, Pablo Delgado, Artiste Ouvrier, Spectre and Robbo had legendary solo shows in the Pure Evil dungeon.   Always seeking the novel and bizarre, Pure Evil has decided to open what he calls a department store just a couple of doors down from his own gallery.  Expect carpets, sports equipment, cookery and a perfume counter just inside the front door …hang on a minute….no, sorry, that’s a normal department store.  Actually, the only thing to expect from Mr Evil is the un-expected.

Pure Evil Department Store

96-98 Leonard St

London EC2A 4RH

 

 

D Face One Man And His Dog,

Stolen Space Gallery

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Banksy hasn’t returned the calls from his publisher for quite a while so perhaps the most significant street art literary disclosure for many years will be DFace’s book.  They call it a monograph but I don’t know what one of those is so on account of the covers, pages, words and pictures I am sticking with “Book”.   Certainly there should be no lack of material regarding the man, his art and his contribution to the London street art scene to make this a fascinating read and we look forward to doing just that.  Hang on…isn’t Banksy’s publisher…Banksy?  So what’s his excuse then?

While there punters can also take in the work of Gregory Euclide’s “Whose Land We Laid Down & Wiped Away” show, which continues.

STOLENSPACE GALLERY
17 Osborn Street
London E1 6TD

 

 

Space Invader – Art4Space

 

On Friday Lazardes hosts the London Premiere of Space Invader’s film Art4Space.  Shoreditch Street Art Tours guests will be familiar with the work of Space Invader .   All we know thus far about the film is that the mosaic meister does somehow genuinely invade space.   It will be interesting to see if Space Invader avoids the arrest episode which accompanied his time in New York recently for a screening there.

Lazerides hosts but the film is being screened offsite at Soho House.  There are two fully screenings which we understand are likely to have been fully booked and there is rumour that a third 9pm screening has been added.   RSVP definitely required (info@lazinc.com)

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What Are We Going To Do Now? Street Art Private Views Thursday 31 Oct

Only a couple of shows in the Shoreditch Street Art Tour diary this Thursday, which it being Halloween could be due to most artists being out trick-or-treating.  Several of Shoreditch Street Art Tour’s friends are in these shows, which is a tragedy as other engagements are likely to keep us out of the art galleries.  Nevermind, the big highlight is actually on Friday – Stanley Donwood, again!

Hush – Fatales

Buxom babes, bombs, geishas, abstract tag backgrounds..just guessing.

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Hush – Fatales

The Outsiders London (Lazarides)

8 Greek St

Soho, London, W1D 4Dg

 

Group Show – Go Hard Or Go Home

Most of the publicity appears to inform us that this show is curated by Jon Patrick Boyle aka Motorboy.  This could explain the detectable Bristol slant to a cracking line up which includes our favourites  Cept, ACE, Sweet Toof, Pure Evil, Sickboy and Beejoir among others.

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CEPT

The Rag Factory
16-18 Heneage Street (off Brick Lane),London, E1 5LJ

 

FRIDAY 1 NOV: Stanley Donwood – Apocalypse Boutique

Friends who have been to Shoreditch Street Art Tour’s hideaway know what huge fans we are of Mr Donwood so it is a real treat to have a second Donwood show in a month (the Lazarides Rathbone Place show was extended by 1 week and finishes this weekend).  In his words “THis is a strange kind of sample of what I’ve been doing for the past eight or nine years…Some of the work is painted, some printed, and some a combination of the two. Although there are other printing techniques employed here, a lot of the work was screen-printed at the Slowly Downward Manufactory”.

Special maps are available on the internet to show where Stoke Newington is.

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Stanley Donwood – Apocalypse Boutique

Hang Up Gallery, 56 Stoke Newington High St,
London N16 7PB

images – all stolen from gallery PR puffery.