Monthly Archives: June 2009

  • New Work From Mr Brainwash

    The much anticipated arrival of Mr Brainwash’s new work has arrived and as ever is selling super quick. Destroy Destroy Destroy The new work had its inaugural preview at our central London gallery last Friday and marked the start of the run-....
    The much anticipated arrival of Mr Brainwash’s new work has arrived and as ever is selling super quick. Destroy Destroy Destroy The new work had its inaugural preview at our central London gallery last Friday and marked the start of the run-up to what will become one of the biggest street art exhibitions London has ever seen: Brainwash’s solo show.  Details of the show will come to light over the coming months, with the venue guaranteed to be central and BIG.  The work itself, which was a combination of original collages, some on board and some on newspaper, limited prints and for an artrepublic first, canvases. All were received exceptionally well with the works steadily moving out the door until 7pm. The images seen are some of what sold, what is left can be seen here. Destroy Further happenings regarding Mr Brainwash are sure to occur in the next few months and are sure to grab our attention. If you would like to be in the loop and told exactly what is going on, when it is going on and how it is going on then email us with your details.  If you are interested in artrepublic Soho or to enquire about other works or artists we might have in the gallery call +44 (0)20 7240 7909 or email soho@artrepublic.com Return to our London section $test =
  • C215 returns to the UK with his first London show

    C215 is back in the UK with his first London solo show reminding us all what an incredible talent this young man is. Christian Guemy (aka C215) has travelled the world brightening up streets with his amazing stencil work and no wall is safe when he is around.  His work can now be seen in nu....
    C215 is back in the UK with his first London solo show reminding us all what an incredible talent this young man is. Christian Guemy (aka C215) has travelled the world brightening up streets with his amazing stencil work and no wall is safe when he is around.  His work can now be seen in numerous countrys including India, Brazil, Poland, USA, Senegal, Morocco, as well as on the outside of our Brighton gallery. Destroy ‘Each stencil has it own story. Most of my stencils come from my own pictures, but some also come from friends, or photographers with whom I collaborate. The most important thing for me is the feeling inside, the expression of the eyes, and the story behind.’ Christian Guemy Destroy C215’s work has always featured street people very heavily and this new show is no exception. His new show entitled Shoe Shiners has been heavilly influence by the many shoe-shiners that he has met during his trips around the world and the way that they are treated.   ‘When they get a customer, the working dynamic turns into a humiliating symbol - one bending before the other, polishing his shoes, while the superior one gets annoyed or bored, looking around’ Christian Guemy Destroy Last year we were very lucky to have C215 over to our gallery in Brighton creating the amazing and now sold out limited edition print ‘Blue Nina’. We still have a few sought-after original pieces from the stencil master, but we don’t expect them to be around for long. All the pieces are one off hand cut and sprayed originals on a mixture of found objects.  Click here to view the works or call the Brighton gallery on +44 (0)1273  724829 for more information. Please return to our Brighton section $test =
  • Spotlight on Lidia De Pedro

    With her new solo show The Best Man and Company just open, we focus on Lidia De Pedro and the mass appeal that her work is attracting. Since her inaugural limited edition ‘Inma La Dulce’ first appeared and got snapped super quick Lidia De Pedro’s ride from graphic artist/designe....
    With her new solo show The Best Man and Company just open, we focus on Lidia De Pedro and the mass appeal that her work is attracting. Since her inaugural limited edition ‘Inma La Dulce’ first appeared and got snapped super quick Lidia De Pedro’s ride from graphic artist/designer to fully fledged contemporary artist has been swift, but fully deserved. Her early prints, which are still always kept at a collectable edition size of 25, were based around close family members and served as a metaphysical study of each relation. The prints were loaded with references and indications to their individual personalities and those examined where her mother, dad and a cousin see in the prints below. Her work has simply progressed from this early exploration into family and now seemingly touches upon every aspect of society, mainly resting with the media and its influences on upon us, as her inspiration.  Although Lidia is not a street artist the look of her work does touch upon urban and interacts very well with the work of graffiti artists, mainly because of her flamboyant and colourful compositions and bold statements. Her work is also extremely refreshing as we are becoming increasingly bogged down with artwork centring on the depressing realities of today’s politics and economy.  Lidia, who hails from Spain, was discovered by the gallery when she was working for a local graphic design company in Brighton. She is a natural born traveller and loves to move to new cities and indulge in all the cultural differences and fun she encounters. She has a passion for creating powerful, thought provoking images, trying new techniques and experimenting with materials. If you are interested in Lidia De Pedro or simply to enquire about other works we might have in the gallery call +44 (0)20 7240 7909 or email soho@artrepublic.com Return to our London section $test =
  • Banksy vs Bristol Museum

    Graffiti Legend Banksy has come home and pulled off what can only be described as his most audacious stunt to date. Bristol born Banksy has installed 100 works of art into his home town Museum creating an exhibition unlike any other. The exh....
    Graffiti Legend Banksy has come home and pulled off what can only be described as his most audacious stunt to date. Bristol born Banksy has installed 100 works of art into his home town Museum creating an exhibition unlike any other. The exhibition at Bristol’s City Museum and Art Gallery has been one of the best kept secret in the art world with only a hand full of people outside of Banksy’s crew having knowledge of its location. The show entitled Banksy vs Bristol Museum sees Banksy work sitting along side or replacing the museums regular artefact. A burnt out ice cream van, animatronic chicken nuggets, swimming fish finger, paint splattered sculptures and more traditional Banksy stencil’s make up part of a show that sits and hides itself amongst the museums more traditional exhibits.   The Museum had been temporarily closed for the set up of the exhibition which saw Banksy and his crew take over the space to work there magic. The real reason for the closure was with held from many top council officials to guarantee complete secrecy and anonymity for Banksy Banksy said  “This is the first show I’ve ever done where the taxpayers’ money is being used to hang my pictures up rather than scrape them off”  The exhibition will run for 3 months and admission is free View all our Banksy prints Return to our Brighton section $test =
  • COMING SOON - New Work From Mr Brainwash

    To be announced very soon a special showcase featuring Mr Brainwash’s latest daubing’s fresh from the city of angels. Good things come to those who wait and that statement could not be more true as the latest work from L.A-based street art maestro Mr Brainwash presents itself on the horizo....
    To be announced very soon a special showcase featuring Mr Brainwash’s latest daubing’s fresh from the city of angels. Good things come to those who wait and that statement could not be more true as the latest work from L.A-based street art maestro Mr Brainwash presents itself on the horizon. You’ll have to wait just that little bit longer though before any hands meet paper as we’ve only just received the good news and we are sure HM customs will want to make sure there’s not something naughty coming into the country. Once they’ve arrived, fans and collectors of Mr Brainwash will be notified of the special one-off event, to be held in our Soho gallery, offering the chance to grab one of his pieces before they go on general sale. Mr Brainwash or MBW is the moniker of eccentric French filmmaker Thierry Guetta. After years of filming street artist royalty such as Banksy and Obey (Shepard Fairey) he decided to rest his camera and use his index finger for another purpose, adopting the spray-can as his new artistic tool. In doing so he is now one of America’s most prolific street artists. See the film. And if your memory has failed you, as mine often does, here are some of his past masters If you are interested in Mr Brainwash and/or would like to be notified of the upcoming release or to enquire about other works we might have in the gallery call +44 (0)20 7240 7909 or email soho@artrepublic.com Return to our London section $test =
  • K-Guy joins artrepublic

    We are very proud to introduce another fantastic artist to our gallery, K-Guy has been working as a street artist for many years now using a combination of styles and mediums to create relevant and thought provoking pieces that make visual comments on the way we live our lives in the 21st century....
    We are very proud to introduce another fantastic artist to our gallery, K-Guy has been working as a street artist for many years now using a combination of styles and mediums to create relevant and thought provoking pieces that make visual comments on the way we live our lives in the 21st century. His style is difficult to pin down with many street pieces being created using a mixture of mediums. K-Guys is just as at home freehand painting as he is with stencilling and wheat pasting which allows him the envious position of being able to combine many techniques to produce work that is unique and memorable. Not satisfied with just using the streets K-Guy will often pull together found objects to montage and layer into his work and will then purposely degrade and weather the piece so that it fits more comfortably into its urban setting.   2008 saw K-Guy gain global recognition for his ‘In Loving Memory of the Boom Economy’ installation outside the Bank of England in the centre of London’s financial district. The memorial shrine gained a huge amount of media coverage in the following weeks and was featured on the BBC and ITV News at Ten, The Times, The Financial Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. A lot of expectation is now on K-Guys shoulders to continue with his very impressive rise up the street art ladder and with quality work like the hand finished ‘Vandalised Belton’ signed limited edition coming out I cant wait to see what he has in store for us next.   Return to our Brighton section $test =
  • A.CE prints land in Brighton

    Just landed in the gallery are 3 new fantastic signed limited edition silk screens from London based street artist A.CE. These 3 striking prints have been produced using the original screen from his street paste ups. A.CE has bee....
    Just landed in the gallery are 3 new fantastic signed limited edition silk screens from London based street artist A.CE. These 3 striking prints have been produced using the original screen from his street paste ups. A.CE has bee hitting the streets of London and Brighton for the best part of a decade now, pasting up his eye catching images and stickers where ever he can.  His name along with his style has evolved over the last 10 years, from his early beginnings in the mid 90s writing on the streets under the names of Ouzi, Evol, Acer and Acme he has now settled with A.CE and has found a style more influenced by Pop Art and graphic design than graffiti. This new direction for A.CE has allowed him to be less focused on producing street work and given him greater time to spend in his studio or on Photoshop creating limited edition prints and original pieces. Big things are expected from this hugely talented artist and with many projects on the go at the moment this wont be the last time that you see his name splashed across your screen.  Return to our Brighton section $test =
  • artrepublic Shows Nicolas Ruston at the Ivy Club

    On the 28th May, in what was another grand evening at The Loft Club at The Ivy, artrepublic Soho played host to an intimate crowd showcasing the latest artistic outpouring from the extremely talented scratch painter Nicolas Ruston.  Essex born Ruston is widely recognised for his s....
    On the 28th May, in what was another grand evening at The Loft Club at The Ivy, artrepublic Soho played host to an intimate crowd showcasing the latest artistic outpouring from the extremely talented scratch painter Nicolas Ruston.  Essex born Ruston is widely recognised for his scratch paintings depicting and subverting contemporary popular culture. He began painting professionally in 1987, and is a graduate from De Montfort University after a three year apprenticeship under sculptor John Warren. His earlier works often reference icons of popular culture such as Superman and Audrey Hepburn with later works depicting juxtapositions of contemporary ethos, historical events, political figures, religion and fine art.  The latest series of paintings that were exhibited at The Ivy tackle society’s relationship with the media and how it shapes our reality. With ‘We Love Plastic’ and ‘Queen’s Head’ we are offered, through the extremely expressive technique of ‘scratch’, a refreshingly complex reflection of contemporary culture.  ‘Queen’s Head’ in particular, given our Soho gallery’s previous form as an epicentre of punk and chief output of Jamie Reid, can be viewed as a subversive neo-punk image. Ruston takes the Queen (exuberantly used throughout the 70’s via the likes of Reid) and turns her round to show us her back saying she no longer wanting to look. Ruston’s scratch work and his use of vibrant colour are saturated in pop culture and mainstream media iconography. ‘We Love Plastic’ hits the nail on the head from this perspective. Ruston's reputation continues to grow and his work has been championed by numerous contemporary art institutions as well as major auction houses. The show at The Ivy marked the beginning of an increasingly busy year with his work to feature in key scenes in the upcoming film “Dead Man Running” (released summer 2009), being asked to submit work to the Lawnfest charity auction fronted by Camilla Al-Fayed as well as being invited to participate in a major group exhibition curated by Holster Projects later in the autumn.  If you are interested in these pieces and would like to know further information or to enquire about other works we might have in the gallery call +44 (0)20 7240 7909 or email soho@artrepublic.com Return to our London section $test =

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