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Cartoonneros In London

A few weeks ago a fresh collection of stencilled portraits by Argentinian street artist Cartoonneros of the lead singer of Radiohead appeared in Shoreditch.   The memorable thing about this collection was that in going over existing artwork by King Headswim, the underlying naïve expressionist portrait with its compelling blue eyes radiated through Cartnoonneros’ work in a way not visible to the naked eye.

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Thom Yorke by Cartoonneros over King Headswim

Around the corner were more multi coloured stencilled portraits, similarly executed over someone else’s existing artwork as opposed to a prepared background.  The three characters depicted are the artist Keith Haring, David Bowie and the Pink Floyd musician Syd Barrett.

Keith Haring, David Bowie, Syd Barrett by Cartoonneros

A day later I had the pleasure of bumping into Cartoonneros on the streets whipping up some more stencils, this time the images included Vincent Van Gogh and Kate Moss.

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Van Gogh by Cartoonneros

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Kate Moss by Cartoonneros

Cartoonneros explained that he usually employed three stencilled layers in his street art but that he would often spray different colours in different parts of the stencil, meaning that a single layer could be used to render multiple colours.  In this next photo you can actually see the three different stencil layers used for the Van Gogh portrait are in position and each card bears the spraypainted remnants of the various colours from previous uses of the stencil.

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Van Gogh 3 layer stencil

Cartoonneros is also a sticker artist, several of his quite small stickers have been found lurking nearby.

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Cartoonneros Sticker

Cartoonneros then nipped to Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin but the lure of Shoreditch was too great and he returned last night to co-host “Wordplay” with Pure Evil, an evening of art and music.  The simple idea was all were welcome to spray stencilled words over a background pre- sprayed by Cartoonneros with a collection of multicoloured stencilled turtle and Keith Haring images.

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Love Keith Haring

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Evil Passion at The Pure Evil Gallery

The evening involved an overseas street artist previously virtually unknown on these shores exhibiting in the Pure Evil Gallery and creating beautiful mayhem on the streets, quintessential Pure Evil.  A fuller description of the event is on the Graffoto blog.

LINKS:

Cartoonneros Instagram

Pure Evil Gallery website

King Headswim Instagram

All photos Dave Stuart

Art gallery private views for all sinners – Easter Weekend

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Clet Abraham, Putney

He died for all sinners, including tax accountants and art liggers who want to take in a decent bit of art over the Easter weekend.   It starts Thursday, so here’s what to put in your diary.

Cosmo Sarson

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Cosmo Sarson, People’s Republic of Stokes Croft, Bristol

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Cosmo Sarson, Shoreditch, 2011

Cosmo Sarson, famous for his breakdancing Jesus has a solo show opening at the Pure Evil Gallery Department Store, private view Thursday 2 April and showing 3 April – 26 April, they would appreciate you RSVP’ing for the PV via the Facebook Event Page but if you sensibly avoid Facebook, just turn up!

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Cosmo Sarson flyer – photo via event webpage

Pure Evil Gallery – The Department Store
96-98 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4XS

 

Zina

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Zina – Meeting Of Styles 2014, Shoreditch

Irrepressible and always popular, Norwegian artist and mural painter Zina brings her art indoors, it will be interesting to see how her characteristically blue hued characters make the transition indoors. The show flyer below suggests her work will be quite different.

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Zina Flyer -photo via Event page

Canvas Bar

235 Old Street, EC1V 9HE London, United Kingdom

 

Manorism

Manor House, spraypaint, Pablo Fiasco, Manorisms

Pablo Fiasco work-in-progress

Then on Friday and the rest of the weekend, it’s the coolest of cool group shows “Manorism” in North London. Expect paintings on outdoor walls, paintings on indoor walls, paintings on all other kind of objet including canvas, expect films, slideshows, a bar, music, its all kicking off.  Private view starts 7.30pm on Friday evening, all welcome (ummmm, ok, so that’s a public view perhaps) then Saturday and Sunday all day. Check the Graffoto preview here.

Goodchild, MNKY just part of the entertainment at Manorisms

Box Head, Goodchild, MNKY just part of the entertainment at Manorisms

Event Page: Manorism

Unit 4, 199 Eade Road,

London. N4 1DN (check Graffoto for directions)

Friday 7.70pm – midnight

Saturday 2pm – midnight

Sunday 2pm – 11pm

 

Shoreditch Street Art Tours

Of course, there will be time for some fresh air and the best street art in the world which you can explore on one of many street art tours scheduled for this weekend

all photos: Dave Stuart except gallery source as noted