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Monthly Archives: June 2012

  • Dave White 'Natural Selection' exhibition launch video

    The opening of Dave White’s major solo exhibition on Thursday 21st June was a great success, with his work receiving enormous praise. The exhibition is open to the public every day until 7th June 2012 at The Hospital Club, London. Dave White Natural Selection Preview Night June 2012 from ....
    The opening of Dave White’s major solo exhibition on Thursday 21st June was a great success, with his work receiving enormous praise. The exhibition is open to the public every day until 7th June 2012 at The Hospital Club, London. Dave White Natural Selection Preview Night June 2012 from Dave White Studio on Vimeo. Film by:  James Measom  $test =
  • Dave White's Natural Selection exhibition launch at the Hospital Club

    Last Thursday (21st June, 2012) saw a busy night at the Hospital Club at the opening of Dave White’s stunning show Natural Selection.  The gallery space was packed and there was a real buzz of excitement in response to this artist's fantastic new works. ....
    Last Thursday (21st June, 2012) saw a busy night at the Hospital Club at the opening of Dave White’s stunning show Natural Selection.  The gallery space was packed and there was a real buzz of excitement in response to this artist's fantastic new works. Natural selection is a collection of works featuring images of endangered animals. Dave White has a real talent for capturing the essence of an animal; studying the wildlife and reproducing it to great effect. Visitors to the show were visibly impressed by the power of the works and several of the pieces sold within the first hour of the opening, confirming his place as one of Britain’s most exciting up and coming artists. It is Dave White’s largest solo exhibition to date comprising original oils, watercolours and limited edition prints. The show will be continuing at the Hospital Club until the 7th July and after that works will be available for purchase through artrepublic. We also have several prints from the show that are available to purchase now. If you would like further information of available works or to enquire about other works and artists we have in the gallery please call: artrepublic Soho:  +44 (0)20 7240 7909  email: soho@artrepublic.com artrepublic Brighton: +44 (0)1273 724829  email: brighton@artrepublic.com View all Dave White prints available to buy today from artrepublic.com Photos by Suzie Blake and James Measom Return to our London page $test =
  • artrepublic at the Buy Art fair in Manchester

    artrepublic is really pleased to be going to the Buy Art Fair in Manchester again this year. It has become the place to buy original art in the North of England and so attracts a lot of attention from artists, galleries and customers alike. Now in its fifth year, Buy Art Fair brings together....
    artrepublic is really pleased to be going to the Buy Art Fair in Manchester again this year. It has become the place to buy original art in the North of England and so attracts a lot of attention from artists, galleries and customers alike. Now in its fifth year, Buy Art Fair brings together galleries and artists from across the UK in a purpose built marquee at Manchester's Spinningfields Hardman square. There are over 50 galleries exhibiting pieces from over 500 artists at really affordable prices. Once again the fair will cover the whole spectrum from urban art right through to fine art originals and limited edition prints ensuring that Buy Art Fair has something for everyone. The fair is on from 27th-30th September and if you book in advance, entry to the art fair is free so you can save your money to buy art, check out the Buy Art Fair website to get your hands on a ticket now! http://www.buyartfair.co.uk $test =
  • Surprise 80th Birthday party for Peter Blake

    Last Friday saw a very happy artist at the surprise celebrations for his 80th birthday. Told he was coming to an artist Q&A, Sir Peter Blake was greeted by over 150 guests including friends, family, and artrepublic customers in the fabulous Proud Cabaret Ballroom in Brighton. He had....
    Last Friday saw a very happy artist at the surprise celebrations for his 80th birthday. Told he was coming to an artist Q&A, Sir Peter Blake was greeted by over 150 guests including friends, family, and artrepublic customers in the fabulous Proud Cabaret Ballroom in Brighton. He had no idea that the evening was a surprise party in his honour! Visibly touched, Sir Peter enjoyed the cabaret entertainment and a birthday serenade from Marilyn Monroe herself. Check out the full article to see the photos of all the fun at the event. Read the full article View all Peter Blake prints $test =
  • Love silkscreen by Dan Baldwin sells for £7500!

    Dan Baldwin has recently sold his Love silkscreen for an incredible £7500 at the recent Groucho Club Teenage Cancer Charity Auction. There were several other artists in the auction, who didn’t sell as high, including Charming Baker, Jake & Dinos Chapman and Jamie Hewlett. The print als....
    Dan Baldwin has recently sold his Love silkscreen for an incredible £7500 at the recent Groucho Club Teenage Cancer Charity Auction. There were several other artists in the auction, who didn’t sell as high, including Charming Baker, Jake & Dinos Chapman and Jamie Hewlett. The print also features in the permanent collection of the famous Groucho club in London. Even more exciting news for Dan Baldwin, his Cyclone silkscreen was chosen for this year’s summer show at the Royal Academy. Selected out of 12,000 applicants it is currently hung in the print room until august 2012 and expected to be seen by 100,000 visitors to the exhibitions! View all Dan Baldwin prints $test =
  • Exciting Collaboration Between Jamie Reid and Shephard Fairey

    artrepublic is really pleased to have two new prints from an amazing collaboration between two of urban art’s greatest heroes; the hugely influential Shephard Fairey and one of the originators of punk art Jamie Reid.  Shephard Fairey is most well known for the creation of Obey Giant, feat....
    artrepublic is really pleased to have two new prints from an amazing collaboration between two of urban art’s greatest heroes; the hugely influential Shephard Fairey and one of the originators of punk art Jamie Reid.  Shephard Fairey is most well known for the creation of Obey Giant, featuring a graphic representation of the wrestler Andre the Giant, and more recently for working on the Obama campaign in 2008. Often rebellious but highly motivated he is one of the most influential and prolific street artists around.  Jamie Reid, a controversial figure in the art world, pushes the boundaries of taste and is best known for his involvement in the punk rock movement of the 1970s creating the iconic artwork for the Sex Pistols’ album cover for “Anarchy in the UK”. These two new phenomenal prints “Bright Future” and “Shoplifters Welcome” have been released following the recent ” Ragged Kingdom” exhibition. It was Jamie Reid’s first solo show in LA at Shephard Fairey’s gallery Subliminal Projects and is a result of various parallels in their interests, talents, and inspirations.  In their own individual styles, both artists are renowned for making a statement through art and often with a strong political element. “Jamie has been one of my biggest influences and I’m honoured that we worked on some collaborative images for the show. The new images deal with mutual interests of Jamie and I, addressing the timeless problems of corruption and wealth inequality, but tie into the very current themes of Occupy Wall Street and the dead end of fossil fuel consumption.” - Shepard Fairey. Jamie Reid has created stylised images with a Punk aesthetic in strong reference to the Occupy London, Occupy Wall Street and anti-oil power movement. Bright Future is 76x76 cm and comes in 2 colourways Pink/Orange and Red/Black featuring a pair of classic cars with “empire” and “nowhere” on their number plates, and with one of the cars engulfed in flames.  The slogan “Burn Cars Not Petrol” in Reid’s familiar cut and paste style clearly refers to the artist’s disapproval of the oil industry and current environmental crisis. Reid is well known for exposing and protesting against modern society’s social and cultural injustices. Shoplifters Welcome also comes in 2 colourways Red/Black/Cream and Pink/Black/Cream 66.5 x 87.5 cm. The image comprises a disembodied hand that is inserting a ballot of “No Regulation” into a Wall Street labelled brief case. The political connotation that surrounds the image is affirmed by the print above it that appears as “Special offer” advertisement welcoming shoplifters in “This decade only”:  an effective comment on the current state of the banking industry and the lack of regulation. The prints are for sale at a very reasonable £840 and are only in editions of 50 so no doubt will have a lot of interest. The silkscreens have been handprinted and dual signed by Jamie Reid and Shephard Fairey. If you are interested in these prints, or would like any further information, please call the Brighton gallery on +44 (0)1273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com     Click to view our current available Jamie Reid editions     Click to view our current available Shepherd Fairey editions Return to our Brighton section $test =
  • Sir Peter Blake enjoys a surprise 80th birthday party from artrepublic

    On Friday 15th June 2012 artrepublic threw a surprise 80th birthday party for Sir Peter Blake.  Over 150 guests, including many artrepublic customers (and a few celebrities), enjoyed a night of burlesque circus cabaret in the decadent surroundings of Brighton’s Proud Cabaret Ballroom. ....
    On Friday 15th June 2012 artrepublic threw a surprise 80th birthday party for Sir Peter Blake.  Over 150 guests, including many artrepublic customers (and a few celebrities), enjoyed a night of burlesque circus cabaret in the decadent surroundings of Brighton’s Proud Cabaret Ballroom. Sir Peter Blake was delighted at the surprise. He thought he was invited to a repeat of a previous question and answer session with artrepublic customers. The thrilling circus cabaret was inspired by a theme that often features in Sir Peter’s work. The night concluded with dancing into the early hours courtesy of the outstanding ‘Hush Club’ DJ’s. To hear about future artrepublic events sign up for our email newsletter today. $test =
  • The Automatic Drawing of Carne Griffiths

    Carne Griffiths’ artwork is an unusual style that is created using not just calligraphy ink and graphite but all sorts of other liquids such as tea, brandy and vodka. His method is free-flowing and the forms that take shape appear to emerge from the floral patterns that surround them. His delic....
    Carne Griffiths’ artwork is an unusual style that is created using not just calligraphy ink and graphite but all sorts of other liquids such as tea, brandy and vodka. His method is free-flowing and the forms that take shape appear to emerge from the floral patterns that surround them. His delicate and expressive prints are very much born of the process that created them. Having worked as a gold wire embroidery designer for 12 years, floral pattern, repetition and flow play a large part in his work. As an artist he explores the ideas of automatic drawing that was started by the Surrealists as a means of expressing the subconscious. It was championed in the 1920s by Andre Masson but whereas with the Surrealists it led to the abandoning of representation, Griffiths’ work still has a very strong representational element to it, but it has retained the fluidity of expression.  The theory applies the use of chance and accident; drawing is freed from the usual rational control. He draws then manipulates the drawn line; he is concerned more with the process of drawing than with creating a finished image in an attempt to bypass all conscious thought. He states “I work at great speed making good use of chance and accidents, sometimes when you are precious and try to recreate a style or a piece that is when things become stale. That's why I like my style to be in a constant state of flux “ We might not be having the weather for it but In Spring has been recently released as a print to celebrate the arrival of spring and change of season. Originally created for fashion brand JOYCE the print is available in a nice low edition of 25 and is so far proving very popular. Focussing on the drawn line and ranging from abstract marks to anatomical drawings, always in fountain pen ink and light washes, he depicts an androgynous world with personal symbolism. Carne Griffiths’ images explore both human and floral forms, figuratively and in an abstract sense. He is fascinated by the flow of line and the ‘invisible lines’ that connect us to the natural world. These may be considered lines of energy or spiritual connections between ourselves and our surroundings and his work is often an emotional response to images and situations encountered in daily life. These daily images are recorded in a dream like sense onto the page where physical boundaries are no longer important. Carne’s work takes us on a journey of escapism, often focusing on scenes of awe and wonderment, they offer a sense of abandonment to the artist and to the viewer an invitation to share and explore this inner realm. The violence of flowers series explores our relationship with nature further.  It draws an analogy between our darker side and the deception and violence inherent in the plant kingdom that is often masked by their beauty. And the Harvest collection, which features Rose, references the work of old masters and explores the freedom of the drawn line. There is a desire to return to nature and the simpler things in life within this series, yet within the flowing lines of foliage the chaos of everyday life pervades.  Born in Liverpool in 1973, Griffiths studied Illustration at Maidstone College of Art in 1992 and after graduating was made a fellow of the college in 1995 with contemporary Dan Baldwin. He lives and works in London and has more recently been working with the photographer Rankin for a commission for Hunger magazine. Click to view our current available Carne Griffiths editions Read our Biography of Carne Griffiths 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 $test =
  • Dirty Sexy Money by Ben Allen

    Ben Allen recently had Katie Price in his studio collaborating with him on a portrait of her which is inspired by the Jubilee and recently featured in the national press over the Jubilee weekend.  As part of the new TV series based around the life of Katie Price, the film crew sp....
    Ben Allen recently had Katie Price in his studio collaborating with him on a portrait of her which is inspired by the Jubilee and recently featured in the national press over the Jubilee weekend.  As part of the new TV series based around the life of Katie Price, the film crew spent a day in the studio with Ben Allen whilst he coached and collaborated with Katie on her own piece of urban art work. The day was spent seeing Katie work from original images that had been shot of her and turning them into screens. She even had a go pulling the screens herself! The painting will be on show as part of the DIRTY SEXY MONEY Exhibition at Turner Barnes Gallery in London which previews on 27th June then moves to Chelmsford for most of July. The piece has kindly been donated by Katie and Ben to be auctioned to help raise money for the charities close to Katie’s heart, The Vision Charity and Autism Independent UK. This really will be an interesting auction of such a unique piece created by one of today’s icons and a great emerging talent on the art scene.His upcoming show DIRTY SEXY MONEY is the first solo show for the increasingly popular artist featuring 46 stunning new works based around today’s modern culture.  View all Ben Allen prints $test =
  • Jubilee prints at artrepublic

    With the Jubilee celebrations well under way, we thought we’d give you a taste of the prints that would be a perfect way to celebrate the Queen’s 60 years on the throne! It has to be said that these artist have not all chosen the most traditional way to represent the Queen and some have a str....
    With the Jubilee celebrations well under way, we thought we’d give you a taste of the prints that would be a perfect way to celebrate the Queen’s 60 years on the throne! It has to be said that these artist have not all chosen the most traditional way to represent the Queen and some have a strong element of humour but they all recognise the queen as the iconic embodiment of the monarchy that she is. Here’s a selection of some of our favourites. Hot off the press is Justine Smith’s Diamond Queen which is created using banks notes from across the commonwealth. These are perhaps the most widely used images of the queen and something that we are so accustomed to seeing every day on the money we use so to see them assembled together like this recognises her as the important monarch she is. Finished with diamond dust this is an extra special print from a very popular artist.  Following on from the special Jubilee edition of Crown and Country, Prefab77 has released Let it Reign just in time for the Jubilee.  This is a playful adaptation of an image of Elizabeth II with an urban twist courtesy of Prefab77.  The Newcastle based collective often use political or social themes as the subject of their work to make a statement, but always making it beautiful .  A great print available in two colours Pink and Blue and a steal at £100! For a more controversial take on the queen, Damien Weighill adds a moustache to an image of the Queen's face in a humorous addition to an immediately recognisable image. Available in several different colour variations, Yellow, Red, Grey and Black. It’s often a print that is met with a mixed reception, we’ll let you decide. Lastly The Strange Case Company have done several patriotic prints using postage stamps to build up a pixelated image of the queen in Silver Queen, a silkscreen on metallic paper, Black Queen and the Union Jack in Used Jack Landscape.  There is simply not enough space to showcase them all but if you like these, then check out some of our other artists honouring the queen with their prints.  Shuby does a brilliantly comic Bunny Queen based on a portrait by Pietro Annigoni in 1956, Mike Edwards gives her a Pop twist with Queen Ziggy, Nicholas Ruston does some unusual portraits of the Queen's Head viewed from the back, a side of her we never see, made by scratch painting and finally the master of painting icons Andy Warhol’s Reigning Queens: Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. If you would like further information on any of the artists mentioned in this article or any other prints we have in the gallery please call +44 (0)1273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com Return to our Brighton section $test =

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