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  • Brighton graffiti artist Aroe, exhibition at artrepublic

    Aroe exhibition 'Graffiti Owes Me Money' opens at artrepublic from 29th March. artrepublic Brighton are delighted to exhibit and celebrate the work of graffiti legend Aroe at our gallery, launching on 29th March with a Private View (FREE tickets available). If you’ve not heard of him you have d....
    Aroe exhibition 'Graffiti Owes Me Money' opens at artrepublic from 29th March. artrepublic Brighton are delighted to exhibit and celebrate the work of graffiti legend Aroe at our gallery, launching on 29th March with a Private View (FREE tickets available). If you’ve not heard of him you have definitely seen his work. For years his graffiti has dominated the streets of Brighton, cementing himself as a cultural force and public figure. He was often seen spraying up a wall of his choice in broad daylight, letting his natural charisma placate the startled public, and his faux-blasé attitude confound the police. It seems that he ran out of walls here in Brighton and turned to canvas. Not before continuing his work internationally from Brazil to Syria. Most recently a collection of his canvases was placed in the ‘Aroe Suite’ in the Palms Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. He’s come a long way from being shot at by the Milano police for painting trains, and artrepublic are thrilled to have his work featured in the gallery. In the words of Andy Warhol, ‘Art is what you can get away with.’, and Aroe just keeps on doing just that.   Aroe’s work is the refreshing antithesis to the norm of what is usually seen in the art world. He didn’t come from privilege, with a working class background and relatively dysfunctional home life. The medium which he has perfected is technically illegal. He didn’t ask for permission, his works were not projects that underwent multiple revisions and they weren’t planned. He began with cheap spray paint, raw talent and pure tenacity. His success is due to his persistence and his courage, realising from a young age that a can of spray paint was what he was going to work with for the rest of his life. Not letting anyone or anything stop him is part of his legacy and who he is as a person. The work isn’t politicised, romanticised or commercialised. It just is. What his work unintentionally does is break down the barriers between class and art. He didn't reach his success through lofty connections or an expensive tuition, he simply worked until it came. It has been exciting to witness Aroe’s artistic development. He secured his position on the streets stylistically with his block type as opposed to the traditional wild style usually opted for by artists. This gave his work - which was mainly his name - readability. He was influenced by types that he saw in advertising, such as the one of the Yorkie bar. The boldness and simplicity suited him, he wanted everyone to see his name everywhere. Aroe used the familiarity that the advertising type to then experiment with form. Putting the letters on a slant, inverting the colour scheme or having lasers cut through the words is now beheld with an acceptability from the viewers. In a way, Aroe lured us into a false sense of security with what we’ve seen before, just to subvert it entirely and make it his own. Influenced by the British b-boy culture in the eighties, hip hop and fashion, these electrify his work with a freshness and an energy rarely seen. Now Aroe is exhibiting his most recent collection ‘Graffiti Owes Me Money’ at artrepublic Brighton from 29th March.  A celebration of hip hop culture and his own focused style and use of colour. Now experimenting with dimension, shape and geometric lines, the work is futuristically abstract. Dynamic, powerful and beautiful, the pieces have the impact of a graffiti blockbuster and the finesse of fine art. Aroe is merging the world on the street and the often inaccessible art world to produce work that is engaging to a wider audience, and stunning. If you'd like to attend the Private View of Aroe 'Graffiti Owes Me Money’ on 29th March at the artrepublic gallery in Brighton, please visit our Eventbrite page for FREE tickets. We will have special limited editions of the ‘Grace Jones’ pieces available on the night, alongside the highly sought after original canvases too. In true Aroe fashion he’ll also have a 1979 vintage Porsche covered his graffiti parked outside the exhibition, because he can.   For more news stories and events visit our Brighton Gallery page $test =
  • Save the date: artrepublic’s first Sample Sale

    We Need You! Help us fundraise for Middle Street Primary School - get up to 60% off selected works. Between 8th - 10th March, the artrepublic Brighton gallery will be hosting a sample sale at Middle Street Primary School. The school is currently experiencing a chronic funding crisis and is in....
    We Need You! Help us fundraise for Middle Street Primary School - get up to 60% off selected works. Between 8th - 10th March, the artrepublic Brighton gallery will be hosting a sample sale at Middle Street Primary School. The school is currently experiencing a chronic funding crisis and is in real need of local support. The artrepublic Sample Sale will donate 25% of sales to Middle Street Primary School to help raise money for a special needs teacher. Last year, artrepublic raised over £2,000 to help renovate their arts center. This year, we hope to make a difference again. With both framed and unframed works from floor to ceiling, the artrepublic sample sale will offer a unique chance to browse for hidden gems – with up to 60% off selected works. Our gallery team will be on hand to discuss your favourite new find! If you’re tempted to spend a little more, our gallery’s Own Art scheme could make purchasing one or more pieces that little bit easier. For more information on this 0% APR payment plan, please ask one of our Art Advisors. The Brighton gallery team look forward to welcoming you at our Middle Street School sample sale fundraiser.   artrepublic Sample Sale, 8th to 10th March, 10.30am to 5.30pm Middle Street School, 37 Middle Street, Brighton, BN1 1AL   For more news stories and events visit our Brighton Gallery page $test =
  • Come one, come all: Our annual Art Yard Sale is back, Sun 3rd June, 2018

    Step inside our Brighton Fringe Festival street market, and buy art direct from the artists who create it The Fringe Festival event we’ve been waiting for the entire month of May is almost here – it’s so close we can almost touch it! Yes, we’re talking about the annual artrepublic Art ....
    Step inside our Brighton Fringe Festival street market, and buy art direct from the artists who create it The Fringe Festival event we’ve been waiting for the entire month of May is almost here – it’s so close we can almost touch it! Yes, we’re talking about the annual artrepublic Art Yard Sale and yes, maybe we’re a little biased. But we’re excited because we genuinely love sharing this event with you. This coming Sunday (3rd June 2018) we’ll be setting up shop/ stalls in Jubilee Square in Brighton where, between 11am and 5pm, a great selection of artrepublic’s family of artists will be turning into market hawkers for the day, selling their artworks to you direct. Here's a taste of last year's event If you’ve never been to the Art Yard Sale before and that’s all a little too vague for you, this is what you need to know: The artrepublic Art Yard Sale has been running for the past three years and, despite the crazy weather in its first year, the event has become bigger and more popular each year. The lineup of artists changes each year, so you never experience the same sale twice. This year you’ll find a range of talent from Art + Believe to Joe Webb, via RYCA, COY! Communications, Maria Rivans and Benjamin Thomas Taylor, to name just a few. COY! Communications Benjamin Thomas Taylor Joe Webb The joy of the sale is that the artists themselves sell their work to you directly, whether it’s limited edition prints, one-off originals or special-price works. The pieces cross a whole range of styles, techniques and finishes, so there really is something for everyone. artrepublic ‘funny’ money is the only money accepted by the artists on site, for various reasons including general security. It’s not quite the same thing as Monopoly money, but it works like this: on the day of the sale, you can change regular cash (pound sterling, that is) for artrepublic money in our nearby gallery on Brighton’s Bond Street, between 9 and 11am. You can also change money at the sale itself, but we would recommend doing it early so you don’t miss out on the art you have your eye on. (See more about our ‘funny’ money T&Cs at the Art Yard Sale website) As well as art, there’s live music and performances throughout the day from the best of Brighton’s very own buskers – show them a little love if you’re enjoying their work, too. We think that’s enough reasons for you to come join in the fun in the North Laines this Sunday, 3rd June, 11am-5pm. Help us see the Brighton Fringe Festival out in style. If you need any further information about the Art Yard Sale, visit artyardsale.co.uk or drop into the gallery to ask one of our art advisors. For more news stories and events visit our Brighton Gallery page. $test =
  • Opening act: step into artrepublic’s brand-new gallery space

    It’s our 25th anniversary, and we’re doing something big to celebrate. Join us as we host a double launch party with a very special artist... artrepublic is celebrating 25 years on Brighton’s Bond Street and, to mark this anniversary, we’re expanding... next door! We’d love you to jo....
    It’s our 25th anniversary, and we’re doing something big to celebrate. Join us as we host a double launch party with a very special artist... artrepublic is celebrating 25 years on Brighton’s Bond Street and, to mark this anniversary, we’re expanding... next door! We’d love you to join us for our opening party, 5-8pm on Friday 4th May, as we kick things off with a Magnus Gjoen exclusive – the launch of the artist’s brand-new sculpture. If you want a sneak peak of the former fashion designer’s latest thought-provoking artwork, and to meet the man himself, this event at the top end of the May bank holiday weekend is your chance. If you can’t make it down to Brighton’s Bond Street on the night of the launch, you’re always welcome to drop by and check out our extended gallery area, which will be dedicated to showcasing original and limited edition artworks by leading and emerging artists. This additional gallery area is especially exciting to the artrepublic team as it means we can continue to do what we love best – spotting young creative talent and building relationships with established artists – in order to bring you even more of the art that speaks to you. After 25 years in our Bond Street location, we realise this is more than just an exhibition space though. Our aim has always been to open the door to art in a way that's accessible to everyone, so we will be hosting a series of special events in the new gallery throughout the year – keep an eye out for information about these on the blog or in your email inbox. If you’re not already getting our emails, why not sign up to our newsletter and join our republic of art? We share regular updates about the latest art in the gallery, as well as interviews with our artists and information about upcoming events and launches. We’re looking forward to seeing you in our new space very soon. If you plan to come to the gallery opening, please RSVP to events@artrepublic.com. $test =
  • Michael Craig-Martin: Elevating the everyday in art, architecture and design

    Be inspired by the work of Michael Craig-Martin, the conceptual artist who influenced a whole generation of young British artists – we’re not kidding, he has links to three decades-worth of famous Goldsmiths art graduates! However, it’s Craig-Martin’s own catalogue of contemporary art work....
    Be inspired by the work of Michael Craig-Martin, the conceptual artist who influenced a whole generation of young British artists – we’re not kidding, he has links to three decades-worth of famous Goldsmiths art graduates! However, it’s Craig-Martin’s own catalogue of contemporary art work that we’re focused on. We’re excited to be able to share three small editions of Craig-Martin’s work with you. They do, however come with a warning: the Royal Academician’s pieces always get snapped up quickly so, if you want to enjoy this artwork at your leisure, you’ll have to move quickly. Born in Ireland, Craig-Martin studied Fine Art in the States at Yale’s School of Art and Architecture in the Sixties before moving to London, where he developed his now-famous pared-back depictions of everyday objects. His elegant linework drew on everything from items of clothing to the built environment. A recent example of this can be seen in his limited edition “Design and Architecture” silkscreen prints. Across a four-piece set, Craig-Martin depicts the work of four renowned Twentieth century architects, placing one of their buildings side-by-side with an interior design classic that they also created. Modernists Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe come under highly saturated scrutiny, alongside Gerrit Rietveld of the De Stijl movement. The joy? That Craig-Martin highlights the linear similarities between each designer’s large and small-scale structures, and messes with our minds a little by making us consider them together rather than in isolation. Speaking of sets of objects, we also have 15 limited edition sets of Craig-Martin’s “Quotidian 2017”; eight laser-etched acrylic panels that each focuses on a single quotidian (or everyday object). The high-contrast white-on-black images move from the mundane – a stiletto, a pair of glasses, a steering wheel – to quite literally throw a little heat into the work, via a hand grenade. What is Craig-Martin saying about everyday life in 2017? Take a closer look at the set in our Brighton gallery and make up your own mind. Finally, if you’re focused on finding an artwork that’s a little more playful, “The Planets” limited edition silkscreen print is definitely worth checking out. At first glance, it’s a Pop-style depiction of a solar system, but look again: the planets are, in fact, reimagined as sports balls. This is one piece that never fails to bring a smile to our faces. What do you think? If you want to find out more, have a chat with one of our art advisors - they’re always on hand in the gallery or online to share their knowledge and advice with you. Discover our latest Michael Craig-Martin prints to buy online or visit our Brighton gallery, call 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com. For more news stories and events visit our Brighton Gallery page. $test =
  • Coming Soon: Dave White Print Launch

    Meet the artist in our Brighton Gallery on Thursday 2nd November from 6pm. We are thrilled to announce that on Thursday 2nd November from 6 pm Dave White will be present in our Brighton Gallery for the launch of his hotly anticipated new Doe and Stag limited edition prints. There will be very ....
    Meet the artist in our Brighton Gallery on Thursday 2nd November from 6pm. We are thrilled to announce that on Thursday 2nd November from 6 pm Dave White will be present in our Brighton Gallery for the launch of his hotly anticipated new Doe and Stag limited edition prints. There will be very super special giveaways for those who attend on the evening. The first 25 people who purchase will be getting an extra special package, so get down early to avoid missing out! The evening will also present a rare chance to view Dave White’s other hugely sought after editions while enjoying a glass of bubbly on us, in our Brighton Gallery. Dave will be present signing and dedicating some of the editions on the evening, giving you the opportunity to meet one of our most popular artists! If you’d like to attend our Dave White print launch it’s important that your RSVP to events@artrepublic.com or call our gallery on 01273 724829 with your name, plus the names of any guests to be added to the list. Get down early as the first 25 to purchase will receive a special gift from Dave! Dave White Print Launch Thursday 2nd November 6 pm – 8 pm In our artrepublic Brighton Gallery RSVP - events@artrepublic.com or call 01273 724829 $test =
  • Peter Blake raffle at our artrepublic Brighton Gallery raises £2,290 for Middle Street School

    The money will go towards a brand new Arts Centre. Our raffle to win a box set of limited edition Sir Peter Blake prints has raised £2,290 for Brighton’s Middle Street School. Hosted in our Brighton gallery, more than 450 raffle tickets were sold with all proceeds donated to the school. ....
    The money will go towards a brand new Arts Centre. Our raffle to win a box set of limited edition Sir Peter Blake prints has raised £2,290 for Brighton’s Middle Street School. Hosted in our Brighton gallery, more than 450 raffle tickets were sold with all proceeds donated to the school. The money will go towards transforming Middle Street Nursery, which recently closed due to budget constraints, into a brand new Arts Centre. With a reinforced dancefloor, big screen and blackout blinds, the space will not only be put to good use by Middle Street pupils, it will be available to hire to external groups and classes. Head teacher Julie Aldous commented: “With impending cuts we have to think about how we can make the school more self-reliant while ensuring our pupils continue getting the best education. While we’re very sad the nursery was forced to close, it’s presented us with an opportunity. “Reserved for school-use during school hours, the new Arts Centre will be available to hire in the evenings, weekends and during school holidays. We hope the space will become a great new venue for classes, children’s parties and possibly even events and screenings during the Brighton Festival.” artrepublic founder Lawrence Alkin pictured with Middle Street head teacher Julie Aldous The revenue generated from hiring the space will feed back into the school budget, contributing to maintenance, new equipment and staffing costs. Lawrence Alkin, founder of artrepublic and parent to Miri Alkin who is in Year 2, presented the cheque to Middle Street School. He said: “It’s heartening that Peter Blake fans and the local community came together to raise a significant amount for the school. We’re all delighted the money will be put to such good use. I’m also genuinely impressed with the foresight and resilience of the school in using the money to make money at a time when school budgets are so uncertain.”   The prize - Sir Peter Blake's iconic Brighton Box Set The raffle winner is Annette from Hove who bought a ticket for her son after he purchased the Peter Blake box set during the original print release and later that evening accidentally left it in a local car park. When he returned it was gone. The box set includes five Brighton-inspired prints and is worth £1250. For more news stories and events visit our Brighton Gallery page. $test =
  • Coming Soon Our Peter Blake Raffle Draw – 28/09/17

     A family afternoon with tea, cake and colouring in our Brighton Gallery. If you’ve recently visited our Brighton Gallery you may have seen that we’ve been selling raffle tickets to win a fabulous prize of one of Sir Peter Blake’s Brighton box sets of prints. The prize draw, taking pl....
     A family afternoon with tea, cake and colouring in our Brighton Gallery. If you’ve recently visited our Brighton Gallery you may have seen that we’ve been selling raffle tickets to win a fabulous prize of one of Sir Peter Blake’s Brighton box sets of prints. The prize draw, taking place on Thursday 28th September, is to raise much-needed funds for Middle Street primary school in Brighton, who require backing after much of their budget was slashed during finance cuts. The money raised will go towards building maintenance and will also fund technology equipment such as computers and their art department. Ticket will still be available for £20 a strip up until the draw. Between 4pm - 6pm there will be colouring activities for the children with afternoon tea and cake. The prize draw will take place during this time and as a further act of goodwill, we’ll be donating 20% of all sales from the day to Middle Street School. For further information on the prize draw or gallery afternoon please our Brighton Gallery on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com. The prize - a box set of 6 signed limited edition prints by Peter Blake Peter Blake, who is widely known as the Godfather of Pop Art, kindly donated the portfolio of prints and has previously visited the school.  We're inviting friends of the gallery, collectors, Middle Street pupils, teachers and parents, as well as anyone else who is keen to come along for the afternoon. Peter Blake signing his Brighton box in our gallery last year Peter Blake Raffle Draw for Middle Street School Thursday 28th September 4pm - 6pm in our Brighton Gallery Raffle tickets are £20 a strip and will be on sale up to the draw. We look forward to seeing you there! For more news stories and events visit our Brighton Gallery page. $test =
  • New Harland Miller Brings Happiness To Our Gallery

    One of the largest prints we’ve ever had is currently available. We are thrilled to currently have in our Brighton Gallery the monumental print ‘Happiness: The Case Against’ by one of the most sought after artists of the moment, Harland Miller. 'Happiness: The Case Against' was released ....
    One of the largest prints we’ve ever had is currently available. We are thrilled to currently have in our Brighton Gallery the monumental print ‘Happiness: The Case Against’ by one of the most sought after artists of the moment, Harland Miller. 'Happiness: The Case Against' was released earlier this year with the entire edition immediately selling out. It is part of a body of work by the artist exhibited at his 2016 solo show ‘Tonight We Make History (P.S. I Can’t Be There)’, which took place in Berlin to much critical acclaimed. This is one of the largest editions we’ve ever had in the gallery and demands to be seen in the flesh to be truly appreciated. We only have one of these rare prints available, please call our Brighton Gallery on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com “One of my favourite artists is Rothko. If you look at a lot of Rothko, when he got into the maroon phase he was dealing with a lot of oranges and this redness of orange. There is a Rothko which is essentially a Penguin book . . . the same format – the orange-white-orange – just without the graphic furniture.” Harland Miller explaining the influence of Rothko in his work. Harland Miller has carved out a hugely popular niche in the art world by creating jovial and humorous reinterpretations of Penguin book covers. By experimenting with scale and often enlarging book covers to enormous proportions Miller challenges the viewer to reinterpret the familiar media, incorporating his own imagined titles and adding geometric elements as seen in ‘Happiness'. This print takes inspiration from popular psychology books of the 60’s and 70’s, a subject Miller has further explored in his recent show at London’s White Cube gallery, ‘One Bar Electric Memoir’. “There are lots of aspects to the Penguin classic that inspire me visually. I love it as a colour field.” – Harland Miller ‘Happiness: The Case Against’ is a triumph of printmaking and has been produced using a variety of print techniques with polymer-gravure, photo-etching and block printing all being applied to build up a painterly, and layered surface texture. We only have one of these rare prints available. To purchase or for further information please call our Brighton Gallery on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com For more news stories and events visit our Brighton Gallery page. $test =
  • PURE EVIL’S BOX SET LAUNCH AT ARTREPUBLIC BRIGHTON

    A fabulous evening spent in our gallery with the street art aristocrat; relive some of the magic. We’d like to say a big thank you from all of the team at the artrepublic Brighton gallery to everyone who attended our box set launch with street art heavyweight Pure Evil. The box sets are pr....
    A fabulous evening spent in our gallery with the street art aristocrat; relive some of the magic. We’d like to say a big thank you from all of the team at the artrepublic Brighton gallery to everyone who attended our box set launch with street art heavyweight Pure Evil. The box sets are priced at £666 and are selling out very quickly! To get your hands on one before they all go call our Brighton Gallery on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com. As well as that thanks to Charlie Uzzell-Edwards aka Pure Evil for providing us with the fabulous new set of prints. It was an honour and a pleasure to have Pure Evil in our Brighton Gallery. The artist kindly signed dedications to his fans and followers on the box set cover sheets, adding his signature vampire bunny. The box set sees the artist revisit some of his most popular iconic females with Audrey Hepburn, The Queen, Jackie O, Sharon Tate, Liz Taylor and of course Marilyn Monroe all featuring in his bold and elegant aesthetic. We were also lucky enough to have Pure Evil paint our gallery wall with a quirky totem pole mural. The piece features the portrait of Marilyn Monroe, a new must-see piece of street art for Brighton that is sure to be hugely popular on Instagram. ‘Box Set 1’ by Pure Evil is a true collector's item presented as 6 signed limited edition silkscreen prints in vivid, pop colours with a bespoke archival box and certificate of authenticity. 'Box Set 1' Hand finished - Signed Limited Edition of 10 The box set has already proven to be hugely popular with customers and collectors quickly snapping them up. The stunning prints are also available as a special hand finished set. Pure Evil has drawn hidden messages on each print with a special UV pen that will only be revealed under UV light. For more news stories and events visit our Brighton Gallery page. ‘Box Set 1’ by Pure Evil is priced at £666 and are selling out very quickly! To get your hands on one before they all go call our Brighton Gallery on 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com.  $test =

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