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  • artrepublic return to Manchester Art Fair

    The 2018 fair will run 12-14 October at Manchester Central.   We are thrilled to announce that artrepublic will be returning for this year’s Manchester Art Fair. We will be exhibiting from 12-14 October at Manchester Central, Stand 301, offering visitors to the fair a wonderful cha....
    The 2018 fair will run 12-14 October at Manchester Central.   We are thrilled to announce that artrepublic will be returning for this year’s Manchester Art Fair. We will be exhibiting from 12-14 October at Manchester Central, Stand 301, offering visitors to the fair a wonderful chance to see some of our latest, hugely collectable prints, including many new works that will be unveiled and shown for the first time.  We’ll have works from artists across our gallery roster including Sir Peter Blake, Dave White, Ben Eine, Pure Evil, Magnus Gjoen, Dan Hillier, Rob Wass, Bonnie and Clyde and Maria Rivans, plus much more! Get free weekend tickets from artrepublic! Valid on Saturday & Sunday, please contact us via events@artrepublic.com, then visit the Buy Art Fair, Manchester website and simply enter the code we'll send you.   Now recognised as one of the UK’s leading fairs of visual arts, Manchester Art Fair 2018 will bring galleries and artists to Manchester from across the UK. Over 3,000 artworks will be for sale and there will be a host of exclusive events and activities at the fair and across the city. The artrepublic stand at a previous Manchester Art Fair As always, we are really looking forward to meeting customers and followers who haven’t been able to visit our Brighton Gallery, giving them an experience of the wide variety of art we offer.  Be sure to come and say hi at our Stand number 301 and see a selection of our best and most sought-after signed limited edition prints up close. For more information contact our Brighton Gallery on 01273 724829 or email events@artrepublic.com. This year's venue Manchester Central Get your tickets at www.buyartfair.co.uk  ARTREPUBLIC WILL BE AT STAND NUMBER 301 For free weekend tickets from artrepublic - valid Saturday & Sunday, please contact us via events@artrepublic.com. Full details: Manchester Art Fair  - Manchester Central Friday 12th - Sunday 14th October 2018 Opening Times VIP Opening Night Friday 12th October 2018     17.00 - 21.00 Including a complimentary drink.  Weekend Tickets Saturday 13 October 2018      10.00 - 18.00 Sunday 14 October 2018         10.00 - 17.00  Map and Directions Visit the Buy Art Fair – Manchester website for more details and to purchase tickets For more news stories and events visit our Brighton Gallery page. $test =
  • A Little Bird Tells US… Artist Lucy Sparrow’s set up shop in Downtown LA

    The fully felt Sparrow Mart is home to 31,000 individual works, and they’re all for sale. Her first pop-up was a Corner Shop in London’s East End, stocked with familiar products made from felt and funded by a Kickstarter campaign but, since that initial installation, artist Lucy Sparrow....
    The fully felt Sparrow Mart is home to 31,000 individual works, and they’re all for sale. Her first pop-up was a Corner Shop in London’s East End, stocked with familiar products made from felt and funded by a Kickstarter campaign but, since that initial installation, artist Lucy Sparrow’s projects have just got bigger and better. And as nowhere is more familiar with large-scale consumerism than America, that’s where she’s been setting her sights. Having sold out her 8 Till Late bodega in New York in record time – it shut a week earlier than it was due to, as the store cupboard was quite literally bare – Sparrow has spent the past year stitching 31,000 (yes, you read that number correctly) individual pieces to sell in a new pop-up shop. This time, she’s set up Sparrow Mart, a 1980s-themed (in)stall(ation) at the Standard Hotel in Downtown LA, and the locals are going mad for it. One of our artrepublic family of artists, Sparrow is known for her felt sculptures that depict everything from bathroom cabinets to sushi sets, domestic cleaning products to famous sweet treats. Sparrow Mart pulls together the themes from her smaller-scale works, to stock an entire store – from the vegetable aisle and deli meat counter to packaged convenience foods and even an ATM. Everything is for sale, with items priced from $5 upwards, making it affordable as well as experiential art. Even street artist Shepard Fairey, aka Obey, couldn’t resist stopping by to take a spin round the aisles. If you’re not in LA and can’t make it to Sparrow Mart (which is open throughout August from 11am - 9pm daily, but closed on Mondays), why not drop into our Brighton gallery to see some of Sparrow’s other sculptural work. We have two of her editioned Cabinet series on display; the bathroom-based ‘His N Hers’, as well as ‘Such A Sad Time’, whose shelves are lined with familiar processed foods (all made out of felt, of course). The innocent-looking soft sculptures are almost guaranteed to make you rethink the way you consume (and potentially hoard) goods. Outside the States right now, and beyond the realms of the LA supermarket sweep, artrepublic Brighton is one of the few places you can stock up on Sparrow’s editioned pieces. Find out more by calling us or visiting the gallery to speak to one of our Art Advisors.   To view our  Lucy Sparrow felt art, call into our Brighton gallery, where our Art Advisors will be happy to help. Tel. 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com. For more news stories and events visit our Brighton Gallery page $test =
  • Feel-good fronds: CJP’s pineapple prints make an environmental impact

    The artist’s Rewilding Rainforest Pineapples offer more than just a totally tropical taste. Pineapples have had an enduring appeal within the worlds of fashion and interiors since the 15th century when they became widely known in Europe, becoming Western symbols of hospitality and a warm welc....
    The artist’s Rewilding Rainforest Pineapples offer more than just a totally tropical taste. Pineapples have had an enduring appeal within the worlds of fashion and interiors since the 15th century when they became widely known in Europe, becoming Western symbols of hospitality and a warm welcome. While you can thank Christopher Columbus for introducing it to the West, it was the Maya and Aztec communities who first cultivated the obscure plant. Once in Europe, the (then) hard-to-come-by fruit charmed society – whether served up as a tropical candied treat at dinner parties or used as gilded adornments on furniture, lighting and home accents. And if recent years’ fashion and design trends are anything to go by, this plant’s natural form still maintains that same magical pull. Saying that, pineapples aren’t solely a nice decorative trend – they can carry a far deeper message. Just take a look at artist CJP’s Rainforest Rewild Pineapple prints and you’ll discover there’s more to this sweet fruit than meets the eye. Let’s be clear: the intricacies of CJP’s artwork instantly makes it more special than your average pineapple. Hidden within the bromeliad’s tightly overlapping leaves and suckers (that is actually a technical term) are representatives of Costa Rica’s animal kingdom. This particular pineapple becomes a zoology lesson in local wildlife, highlighting all sorts of creatures from a jaguar, harpy eagle and sloth to spider monkeys, toucans, a kinkajou and parrot. What you don’t necessarily know, however, is that almost all of these animals are on the list of endangered species, with one of the key reasons behind that being loss of habitat due to the destruction of the rainforests in which they live. So, you see, within CJP’s painstakingly detailed inkwork there’s a hidden message that takes us from fanciful fruit to far more serious subjects in the blink of an eye. The artist is clearly passionate about this major environmental issue and, as such, has actively chosen to donate a percentage of the profits from sales of this print to The World Land Trust, who work to protect, conserve, rewild and regenerate threatened habitats around the world. One of the organisation’s patrons is Sir David Attenborough so, by investing in one of CJP’s Rainforest  Rewild Pineapples and supporting the WLT, you’ll be in very good company. The giclee prints are available in two sizes – A3 and A2 – and five different colourways, so there should be one to suit your tastes. Take your pick and then sit back and enjoy the view from your own natural habitat. For more information about the prints, speak to one of our Art Advisors either in our Brighton gallery or by calling us on 01273 724829 or emailing brighton@artrepublic.com. For more news stories and events visit our Brighton Gallery page $test =
  • Art At Your Fingertips: Marc Quinn’s latest prints are unique portraits of modern life

    The contemporary British artist’s ‘Prismatic Labyrinth’ series offers a thought-provoking social commentary on identity in the 21st century, in a highly unexpected way. Making a statement has never really been an issue for Marc Quinn. The artist first made waves in the art world back in....
    The contemporary British artist’s ‘Prismatic Labyrinth’ series offers a thought-provoking social commentary on identity in the 21st century, in a highly unexpected way. Making a statement has never really been an issue for Marc Quinn. The artist first made waves in the art world back in the Nineties with his self-portrait, ‘Self’, which was crafted from 10 pints of his own blood in a frozen silicone mould. Because of the nature of Quinn’s chosen material, the sculpture is reliant on electricity to maintain its form, thus making a statement about contemporary society’s need to always be plugged in, switched on and connected. Not bad for an opening gambit, right? Since then Quinn’s continued to make work that acts as a social commentary, covering everything from man’s dependency on, and troubled relationship with, technology (see ‘Garden’) to beauty and the widely-held desire for transformation (check out his sculptures ‘Alison Lapper Pregnant’ and ‘Siren’). Clearly, if you want to enter into a discourse about what it means to be human in today’s world, Marc Quinn may well be the artist to speak to. His latest work isn’t shy about saying something about current issues in society either. Through ‘Prismatic Labyrinth’, a trio of limited-edition prints, Quinn considers the tensions between the biological and the man-made – specifically, how one of our unique human markers has become a tool of surveillance culture. Drawing on the paintings and bronze casts that make up Quinn’s ‘Labyrinth’ series, the prints alter the way that we see our fingerprints. In his hands, the labyrinthine pathways that make up the tips of our fingers – and which are almost certainly unique to each of us – become a form of portraiture; the vitality and marbled colours within each line, or pathway, hint at the stories and experiences of the person who the prints belong to. But, because of their abstract nature, we can only guess at their meaning. The longer you think about these prints and what they represent, the easier it is to get drawn into (and lost in) a maze of questions: how much can we really know from a set of fingerprints? Are we talking about the labyrinths that mark out our fingertips, or the complex networks of society? Maps of our identity, or mapping out where we’ve been and what we’ve done? All of these seem quite relevant if you consider the contactless nature of contemporary society. As Quinn himself says ‘we (have) become encoded into a unique abstraction which is also profoundly figurative.’ Basically, we’re teetering on the edge of a rabbit hole of questions, many of which you may want to ponder when you see the prints in person, and some of which you may not want to tackle at all! So let’s step back to the artworks themselves. These thought-provoking talking points, are also interesting in terms of the process used to create them; the trio of giclee prints play with the tactile nature of their subject matter. Each of the edition of 60 is finished with a spot glaze, which is screen printed over the digital image to create a subtle ridge, similar to those found on our own fingertips. It all sounds very simple but, as we’ve seen, there is so much more to these prints than meets the eye. To experience Quinn’s prints in person, call into our Brighton gallery, where our Art Advisors will be happy to help. Tel. 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com. For more news stories and events visit our Brighton Gallery page $test =
  • Join the monthly artrepublic Kids Club

    Saturday 18th August 10-11:30am, this month our guest artist is Eelus. Join us for an hour and a half of creative fun, with loads of great activities for the kids to enjoy.   Please note: These events are very popular and have limited availability so please register early. Also, please ....
    Saturday 18th August 10-11:30am, this month our guest artist is Eelus. Join us for an hour and a half of creative fun, with loads of great activities for the kids to enjoy.   Please note: These events are very popular and have limited availability so please register early. Also, please be aware that there will be photography and video of the event which will be used for marketing purposes by artrepublic and our affiliates. To take part in this free event, simply visit our Eventbrite page to register. Hope to see you there! For more news stories and events visit our Brighton Gallery page $test =
  • artrepublic launches Art Related Nonsense Podcast

    Join artrepublic's regular podcast Art Related Nonsense for a fascinating insight into our artists and the art world. Hosted by Inspiring City.   Ever wondered why contemporary art is considered art at all? Or stood in a gallery pondering the story behind a famous artist’s life or the ....
    Join artrepublic's regular podcast Art Related Nonsense for a fascinating insight into our artists and the art world. Hosted by Inspiring City.   Ever wondered why contemporary art is considered art at all? Or stood in a gallery pondering the story behind a famous artist’s life or the meaning of their piece de resistance? Think all art is nonsense? Then let us debunk some artistic myths and weave you some stories as we discuss a whole lot of art-related nonsense with the people who make creativity their life’s work – artists (in case that wasn’t clear!). Our podcast, Art Related Nonsense, is hosted by Stuart from the award-winning art blog, Inspiring City. Read more about our latest podcast at the Inspiring City website. Get the podcast on ITunes or Android For more news stories and events visit our Brighton Gallery page.   $test =

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