Monthly Archives: July 2009

  • Urban In Ibiza is creating a visual feast this August.

    The world’s leading Grafitti artists will be displaying their work on the Island of Ibiza from 8th to 16th August. Urban In Ibiza will be culminating in a live art display by one of the UK’s most notorious graffiti writers Inkie.  Heralding from the infamous Bristol School of Graffiti, ....
    The world’s leading Grafitti artists will be displaying their work on the Island of Ibiza from 8th to 16th August. Urban In Ibiza will be culminating in a live art display by one of the UK’s most notorious graffiti writers Inkie.  Heralding from the infamous Bristol School of Graffiti, Inkie has been identified as Banksy’s partner in crime. A dominant presence of over twenty years on the international graffiti scene, Inkie’s trademark intricate imagery is uniquely striking with styles drawn from diverse inspiration, ubiquitous street signage, the architecture of ancient temples, Islamic geometry and currently resides as in-house artist at Jade Jagger’s West London Studios. Another urban art legend Chu will also be drawing live on the night too! For Urban in Ibiza, Inkie has selected a cross-section of the UK’s leading street artists to show work of this kind in Ibiza for the first time including musical genius and Drum and Bass pioneer Goldie! Pioneer, cult status grafitti artist, drum n bass icon, DJ, producer and actor, Goldie is a total original and multi-talented complex shapeshifter. Goldie’s produced artistic works with 3D (Massive Attack) and provided pieces to Neneh Cherry, Noel Gallagher, Bjork, James Lavelle and Nellee Hooper and Pete Tong’s Wonderland to name a few. MauMau, Chu, Dan MacMillan, China Mike, Pure Evil, Ryan Mcphail, Zeus, Fark FK, Finbarr, DAC, Nine-0, David Walker, Hush, Agent Provocateur, Grafter, Andy Council, Don, Ben Allen and SHOK-1 will all show a selection of their work too from 8th – 16th August at the suitably glamourous Atzaro hotel in Ibiza. On 12th August, Atzaro plays host to a celebration of the exhibition in their beautiful gardens with Inkie creating one of his master-pieces live over the stunning flood-lit pool, reflecting such a special event on the Island. This one-off piece will then be auctioned-off during the night. Entrance is free and the event will run from 8pm – 2am. For more information visit the Urban In Ibiza website. To see all Graffiti prints available from our Brighton Gallery click here. For more information or to purchase any of these pieces please call our Brighton gallery on +44  $test =
  • Alex Dipple: Making Yesterdays News Today's Art

    With a new original artwork sitting on the wall of our London gallery and her latest limited edition selling strongly we thought it time to take a look at the artist Alex Dipple. She’s been an artrepublic regular for a while, quietly selling her effortlessly attractive limited editions of dots....
    With a new original artwork sitting on the wall of our London gallery and her latest limited edition selling strongly we thought it time to take a look at the artist Alex Dipple. She’s been an artrepublic regular for a while, quietly selling her effortlessly attractive limited editions of dots, dashes and lines. But now we have one of her originals on the wall and it clearly demonstrates the magnitude of workload, effort and sheer patience that goes into each piece. Alex’s work is constructed using paper cut from past magazines and newspapers. Each dot or line is cut painstakingly by hand and then applied to a backing material.  She says that daily newspapers form a particular record of the passing of time. They are also expendable, as successive news days become obsolete. Coloured stripes or ‘rules’ are typographical architecture that separate or frame information on the page. They can signify branded environments within the paper. The ‘rules’ in Dipple’s work are stacked or fill a given space, because of this conflicting patterns are generated with the gaps and links appearing as the backing board punctuates the lines.  Her work takes on a certain hypnotic Op Art quality that mesmerises the viewer. In an age of digital technology and Photoshop it is easy to take these works for granted. Like most works of art it is only when viewed in the flesh does it begin to sink-in that these must have taken ages to complete; adding that element of craft. Alex Dipple lives and works in Brighton and is an active member at Red Herring Studios. She graduated with a degree in fine art from Brighton University in the late 80’s and has gone on to have shows all over the UK and in Canada. If you are interested in Alex Dipple’s art or to enquire about other works and artists we might have in the gallery call +44 (0)20 7240 7909 or email soho@artrepublic.com Images: Detail from Line of Dashes and Hyphens  Details from Dots and Full Stops, 1 and Dots and Full Stops, 2 Detail from Slant No2  Return to our London section $test =
  • Spotlight on the Pre-Raphaelites

    With a major BBC drama about the lives of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood we thought we should take a look at the work and long lasting influence this particular group of artists. The name Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood referrers to the groups opposition to the Royal Academy's promotion of Ren....
    With a major BBC drama about the lives of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood we thought we should take a look at the work and long lasting influence this particular group of artists. The name Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood referrers to the groups opposition to the Royal Academy's promotion of Renaissance master Raphael as ideal artist.  They wanted to go back to a time and style before Raphael using abundant detail, intense colours, complex compositions, and reflecting the realism of things in the world. The initial group was formed by seven artists, of whom only three gained notoriety: William Holman Hunt (1827-1910), Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-82), and John Everett Millais (1829-96). In the first few years of the Brotherhood, the leading painters were greatly influenced by the artist and critic, John Ruskin who’s patronage of the group also helped them gain mainstream acceptance. He urged artists to 'go to Nature. Rejecting nothing, selecting nothing and scorning nothing'. The bright colours and photographic attention to detail in Millais's Ophelia 1851-2 (for which he spent four months outside painting the background) were unprecedented. Most importantly they painted with the full colour and brilliance of daylight and painted landscapes out of doors. The work of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was both controversial and shocking.  Their painting of religious subjects in a realistic manner was regarded as sacrilegious. Millais' painting Christ in the House of His Parents (1849-50) portrayed Joseph with workman's hands and dirt under his fingernails and he used an actual carpenter as a model. Charles Dickens described the painting as "mean, odious, repulsive, and revolting". As the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood gradually dispersed Rossetti, together with William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones formed an alternative Brotherhood based in Oxford which lead onto the Arts and Crafts Movement. William Holman Hunt, went to Palestine to get realistic biblical backgrounds for his paintings, and continued to paint in the original Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood style. Millais was disillusioned by the poor reception of his work and decided to follow his own direction, eventually becoming president of the Royal Academy the year he died. The movement influenced the work of many later British artists well into the twentieth century. Rossetti came to be seen as a precursor of the wider European Symbolist movement. In the late twentieth century the Brotherhood of Ruralists based its aims on Pre-Raphaelitism, while the Stuckists and the Birmingham Group have also have derived inspiration from it. If you liked this article, you might also like to… Find out more about the Pre-Raphaelite’s in our Art Terms section Read about our review of J.W. Waterhouse: The Modern Pre-Raphaelite at Royal Academy of Arts. Read our Dante Gabriel Rossetti biography  Read our John Everett Millais biography $test =
  • Mr Brainwash creates artwork for Madonna Album cover

    Madonna has just released details of her forthcoming greatest hits album ‘Celebration’, to be released on 28th September, and Mr Brainwash has created an outstanding design for the sleeve. The new work for the "Celebration" cover is based on the classic Madonna shot by Jean-Baptiste Mondino ....
    Madonna has just released details of her forthcoming greatest hits album ‘Celebration’, to be released on 28th September, and Mr Brainwash has created an outstanding design for the sleeve. The new work for the "Celebration" cover is based on the classic Madonna shot by Jean-Baptiste Mondino first seen on "Bazaar" magazine in 1990. Earlier works by Mr Brainwash to feature Madonna include, combining Madonna and Andy Warhol’s classic Marilyn hair, and 'Freedom Kiss’ taken from that now infamous kiss between Britney Spears and Madonna at the 2003 MTV awards (featured and the 2008 Cans Festival in London). Mr. Brainwash started his career in France as a documentary film maker to become later a popular street artist. He currently resides in L.A and where he is a well known graffiti artist. His work combines modern cultural icons, Pop and Graffiti art styles with bold colour and brilliant splashes of paint.  No celebrity is safe from the Mr Brainwash treatment here a just some of the legends to go under the paintbrush, Elvis Presley, Muhammad Ali, Barack Obama, Andy Warhol and even the Queen. With a major show in London coming up later this year, 2009 is turning out to be a very big year for fans on Mr Brainwash. To see all Mr Brainwash pieces still available in our Brighton Gallery click here. For more information or to purchase any of these pieces please call our Brighton gallery on +44 (0)1273 724829 $test =
  • Zachary Walsh: Figurative Painter and Image Maker Extraordinaire

    With a new solo show centred around Greek mythology being polished and tweaked before it opens at the end of July our attention turns sharply toward the very talented painter Zachary Walsh. When your artistic beginnings are a first-class honours degree followed by a masters in fine art at the Ro....
    With a new solo show centred around Greek mythology being polished and tweaked before it opens at the end of July our attention turns sharply toward the very talented painter Zachary Walsh. When your artistic beginnings are a first-class honours degree followed by a masters in fine art at the Royal Collage of Art it sends out a firm message that the talent credentials are in place. It has always been about how to move forward. Not a problem for Walsh who, since then, has gone on to feature in countless shows around the world with top destinations including Japan, Holland, Ireland, France and Mexico as well as featuring in high profile exhibitions on home soil that include appearances in Shoreditch & Hoxton galleries, the famous Cork Street, the Oxo Tower, the Standard Chartered Bank and numerous art fairs. Wherever his work is seen it has always been admired for its poise and sincerity. Walsh, who is a figurative painter in the truest sense, adopts minimalist abstract backgrounds into which he installs his carefully composed figures. As a result of this juxtaposition his compositions radiate a rare sense of calm and mystery. Every one of his portraits stem from a sincere optimism about the value of beauty in painting, tinged by a sensibility for contemporary realities. Put simply he creates portraits that are at once romantic, harmonic, and yet self-consciously 21st century.  This latest exhibition uses visual imagery from Greek Mythology to represent characters with which Walsh has a relationship. Embedding fluid figure painting and integrating graphics that portrays the story these latest paintings, set in impersonal moodscapes built from the ebb and flow of brushwork and colour washes, strike a quite unique balance of tension and calm. With painters not normally entering into their prime until later in life the scope that surrounds Walsh and his work is quite amazing given he is still developing. artrepublic’s current collection of Zachary Walsh paintings can be found here.  To arrange a viewing or to enquire about Zachary Walsh, his art or to enquire about other works and artists we might have in the gallery call +44 (0)20 7240 7909 or email soho@artrepublic.com Return to our London section $test =
  • Banksy: Please Love Me

    Please Love Me is the title to a new, unauthorised, exhibition featuring the reclaimed street artwork of Banksy. In what is potentially the first exhibition to feature Banksy’s original street works in a white cube gallery space, the event, whilst being a superb spectacle of just how good this....
    Please Love Me is the title to a new, unauthorised, exhibition featuring the reclaimed street artwork of Banksy. In what is potentially the first exhibition to feature Banksy’s original street works in a white cube gallery space, the event, whilst being a superb spectacle of just how good this man’s work is, has also caused somewhat mixed feelings. This is largely due to the fact that these works have been removed from public or private property and then repositioned with the potential of them being sold on. The notion is something nearly all street artists abhor and goes against what street art, in its purest form, stands for.  Would Banksy approve? Who knows and who could say, but for the admirer of his work and for those who may not have had the chance to view a genuine example of Banksy’s street work it is a must.  With pieces on display ranging from the last 10 years including metal chunks with ‘Think Tank’ written on it, to half a caravan, numerous Rats, which are Banksy’s signature images, to a huge chunk of wall positioned like a flower press in between a steel structure, all are worth the entrance fee as it costs nothing. Banksy’s work continues to be in high demand and no doubt always will be. Owning a genuine Banksy, whether it’s a limited edition or an original, is something unlike most other art. With the man himself having staged the official Banksy show this summer down in his native Bristol the chance to see a Banksy seems to becoming more so, which regardless of official and unofficial can only be a good thing for fans of his work. Please Love Me is on show at The Flower Cellars, WC2E 7BN and will run until Saturday 25th July. It is open from 10.00am – 8.00pm  If you are interested in Banksy or to enquire about his or other works and artists we might have in the gallery call +44 (0)20 7240 7909 or email soho@artrepublic.com Return to our London section $test =
  • Spotlight on Miss Bugs

    With the advent of two brand new original artworks from Miss Bugs into our Soho gallery, we thought we’d shine the spotlight towards the anonymous art duo. Destroy Miss Bugs arrived on the scene a few years back with instant success. Their early prints combined terrific images, a great....
    With the advent of two brand new original artworks from Miss Bugs into our Soho gallery, we thought we’d shine the spotlight towards the anonymous art duo. Destroy Miss Bugs arrived on the scene a few years back with instant success. Their early prints combined terrific images, a great amount of detail and were published in small editions making them very sought after. From day one Miss Bugs have been adamant about keeping their true identities a secret, opting for total anonymity. We know they are a partnership, apparently a girl/boy team: Miss and Bugs. The partnership do not label themselves as an artist or a street artist, but prefer to call themselves image makers using images to tell stories and reflect ideas, much as a photojournalist embodies a narrative with photographs. Destroy With their meteoric rise, which has seen them have a sell out show in UK and a very successful debut in New York, the rumour mill has been turning at some rate with Paul Insect, Damien Hirst and Banksy all names that are apparently behind the Miss Bugs machine. Whoever they are, their works have always sold out instantly on release. Destroy The two new works that have arrived continue along the theme that is inherent through out their art: the superhero. ‘The Wonderful Repeating Pattern in Art’ and ‘The Super Arts Alter Ego’ are essentially superman and superwoman. Both executed in silkscreen and spray-paint on aluminium the pieces have a Hirst-like decorative quality to them making them very appealing on the eye. Destroy On why Miss Bugs use superheroes as a muse, Bugs is quoted as saying “They are such strong iconic figures, each with a set of values good and bad, they send an immediate message making them powerful images to play with.” Miss Bugs are currently resting after their very popular U.S show, but are no doubt plotting their next assault on the world of art. If you are interested in Miss Bugs or to enquire about other works and artists we might have in the gallery call +44 (0)20 7240 7909 or email soho@artrepublic.com Return to our London section $test =
  • Ben Eine Shows L.A. The A-Z of Change

    London’s most audacious man of letters is away playing stateside gearing up for his debut Los Angeles solo show The A-Z of Change which opens on the 9th July. Fresh from his world record setting Shutter Font exhibition, Ben Eine makes a trip across the pond for The A - Z of Change. Eine will s....
    London’s most audacious man of letters is away playing stateside gearing up for his debut Los Angeles solo show The A-Z of Change which opens on the 9th July. Fresh from his world record setting Shutter Font exhibition, Ben Eine makes a trip across the pond for The A - Z of Change. Eine will showcase his vibrant lettering with a new body of canvas pieces and will undoubtedly make his mark on the city with some awesome street pieces. Destroy For this latest body of work on canvas, Eine has used a combination of silkscreen and hand-spray techniques to create vibrant pieces containing powerful imagery of individuals standing up against the status quo, a message all too appropriate in today’s times given the unstable political climate in various countries around the globe. Destroy Vandal, graffiti writer, street artist, fine artist, Eine has over twenty years experience of drawing a crowd and is internationally recognized for his super-sized lettering in urban areas. Eine, the former master printer at Pictures On Walls publishing house, takes deceptively simple typography to a new level with iconic lettering which graces storefront shutters and city walls throughout the world. Destroy Eine has enjoyed successful group and solo shows at galleries throughout London, Scandinavia and the US and has participated in numerous art events and festivals, including Santa’s Ghetto and Nuart in 2007. His work has been featured in numerous books, magazines and other publications. Eine most recently entered the Guinness Book of World Records for hand-pulling the most colours (78) in a silk-screen print. To be notified of new Ben Eine activity at artrepublic or if you just want to know what goes on these days, get in touch and we’ll put you on the dreaded list. If you are interested in artrepublic Soho or to enquire about other works and artists we might have in the gallery call +44 (0)20 7240 7909 or email soho@artrepublic.com Return to our London section $test =
  • Green Day commission work from 20 stencil artists

    20 street artists from across the globe have been commissioned by the band Green Day to produce artwork inspired by tracks from their new album ‘21st Century Breakdown’ artrepublic favourites such as Eelus, Logan Hicks, Adam 5100, Broken Crow, C215 and Ron English were each sent through a ly....
    20 street artists from across the globe have been commissioned by the band Green Day to produce artwork inspired by tracks from their new album ‘21st Century Breakdown’ artrepublic favourites such as Eelus, Logan Hicks, Adam 5100, Broken Crow, C215 and Ron English were each sent through a lyric sheet and asked to produce a piece of art that reflected that song. Destroy Destroy The album art work for Green Day’s ‘21st Century Breakdown’ was created by stencil artist Sixten which is where the idea for commissioning other stencil artist to produce work came from. London based Eelus was one of the lucky few to be asked and was given the track ‘Last of The American Girls’. All of the artwork created for the new album will go on tour with band and will be displayed as a mini show in each city that they visit.  We are very lucky at artrepublic to have been able to work closely with many of the artist who have been commissioned to create work for the album and still have many originals and rare or hard to find prints available. Destroy In Brighton gallery you can find original work by Paris based street artist C215, these pieces are all one off stencils on either cardboard or wood. Three of Adam5100 finest original stencils can be found in our Brighton and London galleries. We have the master of stencilling Logan Hicks‘s 'Sunset Apartment Complex' signed limited edition silkscreen framed in a bespoke silver aluminium frame. An original by Broken Crow ‘Untitled’ as well as a great hand finished signed limited silkscreen.  Last but by no means least the most stunning piece on our walls is Ron English’s fantastic 36 layer silkscreen limited edition print ‘camo clown boy’. Destroy If you are interested in artrepublic Brighton or to enquire about other works or artists we might have in the gallery call +44 (0)1273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com Image credits. Image 1 - Sixten for Green Day  Image 2 - Eelus for Green Day Image 3 - Adam 5100 for Green Day  Image 4 - C215 for Green Day Slide show images a selection of works by artist involved available through artrepublic $test =

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