Monthly Archives: November 2011

  • Pakpoom Silaphan Features in Elle Magazine!

    Fabulous new pop artist Pakpoom Silaphan has been featured in the glamorous Elle magazine following his recent solo exhibition in London.  He has been named one of art’s “Pop Idols” due to the way he combines the commercial with the iconic.  As a child growing up in Tha....
    Fabulous new pop artist Pakpoom Silaphan has been featured in the glamorous Elle magazine following his recent solo exhibition in London.  He has been named one of art’s “Pop Idols” due to the way he combines the commercial with the iconic.  As a child growing up in Thailand he collected old vintage advertising signs which are now used as the base of his work, painted with influential figures such as Andy Warhol and Frida Kahlo placing them as the subject matter. He admires the way such figures challenged the art scene in a way that is still relevant today stating, “Without their art, maybe I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing”. Check out the great prints that we have framed in the Brighton gallery now View all Pakpoom Silaphan prints $test =
  • Damien Hirst 'The Souls' selling fast

    Damien Hirst’s stunning Souls butterflies have been out for just over a year and the editions are reducing in number fast. Several of the Souls series no longer available and they are set to rise in price imminently as the availability decreases.  These butterflies are stunningly beautifu....
    Damien Hirst’s stunning Souls butterflies have been out for just over a year and the editions are reducing in number fast. Several of the Souls series no longer available and they are set to rise in price imminently as the availability decreases.  These butterflies are stunningly beautiful and have been created over several years to complete the series. Four different shaped butterflies each in 80 different colour variations, of each one there is only 15 made so the low edition number adds to their value and collectability. The foil-blocking printing of each butterfly has been done in three stages: the bottom, base colour print is then accentuated by two more sparkling layers, that pick out details on the patterned wings of the bugs, or the shape of the thoraxes. Not all of the butterflies are three colours, however, some are one or two, and in several cases, layers have been blind-blocked, creating only a change in texture. Hirst has also used butterflies as his subject in the Sanctum series, an amazingly beautiful set of 6 prints evoking the stained glass windows in churches. Damien Hirst will be having a major retrospective at the Tate Modern in April 2012 as part of the cultural Olympics, as he has been selected as one Britain’s most influential artists. His biggest solo show to date, it will review his key works over the last 20 years and will be displayed over a whole floor of the Tate Modern which shows just how prolific he has been as an artist. Hirst undeniably provokes differing reactions in people but one thing that cannot be denied is his ability to create powerful thought-provoking images. Damien Hirst first came to public attention in London in 1988 when he conceived and curated Freeze, an exhibition in a disused warehouse which showed his work and that of his friends and fellow students at Goldsmiths College. He went on to become a significant figure in the YBA group championed by the likes of Saatchi. Hirst has since become one of the most influential artists of his generation.  Click to view our current available Damien Hirst editions If you would like further information of available works or to enquire about other works and artist’s we have in the gallery please call +44 (0)1273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com Return to our Brighton section artzine your guide to everything that’s happening in the art world $test =
  • Alex Dipple's Dots and Full Stops appears on Channel 4's The Renovation Game

    This morning Alex Dipple’s beautiful Dots and Full Stops made an appearance in one of the houses on Channel 4’s The Renovation Game. If you missed it you can catch it again on 4OD Alex’s unusual works are created through a painstaking manual process of cutting symbols and punctuati....
    This morning Alex Dipple’s beautiful Dots and Full Stops made an appearance in one of the houses on Channel 4’s The Renovation Game. If you missed it you can catch it again on 4OD Alex’s unusual works are created through a painstaking manual process of cutting symbols and punctuation from newspapers and documents and arranging them together to make amazing collages. Sadly Dots and Full Stops has sold out but we do still have the beautiful Stars created from 100’s of stars collected from all sorts of newspapers and magazines, plus the A Line of Dashes and Hyphens. View all Alex Dipple prints $test =
  • New prints by Eric Ravilious just added to artrepublic.com

    We have just added 3 beautiful new giclee limited edition print by Eric Ravilious to our website. We have another of his chalk figures, this time its the chalk horse on Osmington Hill. This particular figure was carved in 1808 to celebrate George III’s patronage of the nearby Dorset po....
    We have just added 3 beautiful new giclee limited edition print by Eric Ravilious to our website. We have another of his chalk figures, this time its the chalk horse on Osmington Hill. This particular figure was carved in 1808 to celebrate George III’s patronage of the nearby Dorset port of Weymouth. There is an interior view of Furlongs a remote shepherd's cottage on the edge of the South Downs near Firle, which became a hive of artistic activity in the 1930s. This image also featured in a recent article in the Guardian newspaper on Eric Ravilious. Finally there is Train Going over a Bridge at Night, which Ravilious painted of the Colne Valley railway line, close to the  his home in Castle Hedingham. View all Eric Ravilious prints $test =
  • New limited edition pop art prints from Pakpoom Silaphan

    We have four shiney new prints from the fabulous artist Pakpoom Silaphan. Working in mixed media often he uses found advertising signs adding emulsion paint and collage. His work is really fresh and vibrant combining old vintage signs with iconic figures from western culture such as Bob Dylan a....
    We have four shiney new prints from the fabulous artist Pakpoom Silaphan. Working in mixed media often he uses found advertising signs adding emulsion paint and collage. His work is really fresh and vibrant combining old vintage signs with iconic figures from western culture such as Bob Dylan and Marilyn Monroe. Pakpoom Silaphan was born in Thailand in 1972 and as a child he collected advertising signage for CocaCola, Pepsi, Fanta, 7Up etc. that he found in the street, unaware of the influence and power of branding in the western world. Equally, growing up in Thailand, he was aware of figures such as Marilyn Monroe and Andy Warhol but was not aware of their fame and significance in popular culture.  He studied art at the University of Bangkok and then worked as a creative director for an advertising agency in Thailand before coming to London to study fine art. After studying in London for 10 years he returned to Thailand where he re-discovered his collection of signs that he assembled in his childhood. Having been surrounded by mass advertising he now fully understood what these signs represented and their impact.  He also developed a fascination with pop culture and the pop figures that had not quite registered when he was younger. His hard work and dedication to art meant he soon became a successful artist Silaphan takes Warhol’s elevation of everyday brands to high art, and combines it with his adoration of famous figures. The power of advertising and corporate branding is demonstrated by the infiltration of Coca-Cola, Pepsi etc. to countries outside Western culture. “Marilyn On Pepsi” is a perfect example of his work, Marilyn Monroe is painted over the familiar branding of Pepsi shown in both the English and Thai text bringing into relief the relationship between fame and branding and the powerful influence of the west on the east. Siliphan makes astute cultural observations through these portraits of contemporary icons in an effective amalgamation on found objects, image and text. Silaphan says of his work: “The influence of living in a different culture inspires much of my work. I think multicultural societies are as complex as an unfit jigsaw, but offer many opportunities creatively. I like to work with themes from everyday life and popular culture, both for my subject matter and my media as well - newspaper cuttings feature in much of my work in 2D and 3D…. In terms of the selection of my work, I like to pick and combine subjects that have an inherent ambiguity and which have triviality and feeling in equal measure”. Silaphan has exhibited internationally with shows in the USA, France and Italy, and featured in ‘My Private Collection’ with Grayson Perry, David Hockney, Shephard Fairey and Banksy, at the Paul Smith Gallery in Tokyo in 2009. His work is collected by the rich and famous themselves such as Paul Smith, Richard Curtis and Israeli art collector Jose Mugrabi.Pakpoom Silphan has a solo show “Remastering the Masters” at Scream Galley in London18 November – 22 January Click to view our current available Pakpoom Silaphan editions If you would like further information of available works or to enquire about other works and artist’s we have in the gallery please call +44 (0)1273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com Return to our Brighton section artzine your guide to everything that’s happening in the art world $test =
  • Peter Blake's "Homage to Rauschenberg" prints II and IV now available in our Brighton Gallery

    The first two of the eagerly anticipated new set prints from Peter Blake have arrived in our Brighton gallery. Homage to Rauschenberg II and IV are now available to see in the flesh.  They form part of a set of 5 prints honouring pop artists Robert Rauschenberg’s influence on Pe....
    The first two of the eagerly anticipated new set prints from Peter Blake have arrived in our Brighton gallery. Homage to Rauschenberg II and IV are now available to see in the flesh.  They form part of a set of 5 prints honouring pop artists Robert Rauschenberg’s influence on Peter Blake’s own work in his use of found objects and collage. The prints are of astounding quality with collage elements, diamond dust and glazing making them so much more than the average silkscreen.  They are available to buy singly or as part of the set, currently at the release price, so potentially a great investment opportunity.  The full set will be coming soon but we recommend pre-ordering the set as available edition numbers are already going down as customers recognise their potential before the price increases. Please call the Brighton gallery on +44 (0)1273 724829 to enquire about available edition numbers and pre-ordering the sets. View all Peter Blake prints View all Pop Art prints $test =
  • Lidia de Pedro's Motel Deja Vu* We've All Seen show at our Soho Gallery

    If you are in London don’t miss Lidia de Pedro’s amazing solo show on at our Soho gallery until the beginning of December. Lidia has transformed the gallery with twelve new mixed media artworks and a bespoke soundscape she has created that both represents and reflect upon elements ....
    If you are in London don’t miss Lidia de Pedro’s amazing solo show on at our Soho gallery until the beginning of December. Lidia has transformed the gallery with twelve new mixed media artworks and a bespoke soundscape she has created that both represents and reflect upon elements within the artworks, offering a deeper immersion in their themes and preoccupations. There are still some original pieces to purchase in the show PLUS a new hand-finished limited edition print scheduled to be released in the coming weeks, so keep watching our blog for further details... Read more about the show View all Lidia de Pedro work Find our Soho gallery $test =
  • Alex Dipple features in the latest issue of Candid Magazine

    Alex Dipple talks to Candid Magazine and explains the motivations behind her amazingly detailed works and why she chooses to use the very small details of newspapers. Alex’s unusual works are created through a painstaking manual process of cutting symbols and punctuation from newspaper....
    Alex Dipple talks to Candid Magazine and explains the motivations behind her amazingly detailed works and why she chooses to use the very small details of newspapers. Alex’s unusual works are created through a painstaking manual process of cutting symbols and punctuation from newspapers and documents and arranging them together to make amazing collages. These include Chihuahua Puppy created from the boarders around adverts in the Friday Ad and Stars created from 100’s of stars collected from all sorts of newspapers and magazines. See all Alex Dipple prints Read the article online in Candid Magazine (page 99) $test =
  • Turner combined art and science to create his groundbreaking work

    A newly published book that will accompany a big exhibition of Turners work next year at the Turner Contemporary, in Margate, has suggested his work may have been heavily influenced by cutting-edge scientific theories of the time. Turner has often been seen as the first ‘modern’ artists pavi....
    A newly published book that will accompany a big exhibition of Turners work next year at the Turner Contemporary, in Margate, has suggested his work may have been heavily influenced by cutting-edge scientific theories of the time. Turner has often been seen as the first ‘modern’ artists paving the way for the impressionists and beyond with his amazing abstract paintings that captured light and movement in a new way. But this was also the time when art and science were seen as parting ways and becoming two very separate disciplines. The Turner biographer James Hamilton is now highlighting the influence science and scientists had on Turner and his work. At the time Turner was working the Royal Society and the Royal Academy shared the same building (now the Courtauld Gallery) and there was far more interaction between the scientists and artists. Thomas Lawrence was a member of both organisations and Turner was friends with Michael Faraday, the mathematician Mary Somerville, and knew the anatomist and palaeontologist Richard Owen and chemist Humphry Davy. It is thought that Turner may have been particularly influenced by astronomer Sir William Herschel‘s groundbreaking lecture to the Royal Society in 1801, in which he revealed his discovery that the sun had a surface with "openings, shallows, ridges, nodules, corrugations, indentations and pores". Plus Faraday helped Turner test the durability of the pigments he used to create his paints. However great these influences may have been its clear that Turner was both a successful and controversial artist, whose legacy has continued long after his lifetime. The Turner and the Elements exhibition will open on 28 January 2012 at Turner Contemporary in Margate, Kent. artzine your guide to everything that’s happening in the art world $test =
  • Dave White is interviewed by Ralph Lauren Magazine

    Dynamic Pop Artist Dave White has just been interviewed by Ralph Lauren Magazine about his American series of paintings and limited edition prints. In the article he talks about the inspiration behind the series and his recent trip to Arizona’s Monument Valley.   Following on from....
    Dynamic Pop Artist Dave White has just been interviewed by Ralph Lauren Magazine about his American series of paintings and limited edition prints. In the article he talks about the inspiration behind the series and his recent trip to Arizona’s Monument Valley.   Following on from the huge success of the “Warrior” and “Eagle” limited editions Dave White has just realised Cougar.  It’s another great example of his unique style full of enormous energy and power achieved through bold colour and expressive brush-stokes.  In this amazing print the Cougars neck is extended, eyes alert and literally ready to leap off the page!  Cougar is available in two versions and standard version and an XL version that has also been hand finished by Dave White. View all Dave White prints Read the Ralf Lauren Magazine Interview $test =

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