CYRCLE: OVERTHRONE! Pooring Reign by Spraying Bricks

October 17th, 2014

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CYRCLE take oppressive imagery to create hope and inspiration. Revealing complex ideologies in their simple forms, CYRCLE are combining the aesthetic of classic romanticism with alchemical symbolism. They strive to highlighting dark areas of society and playfully exposing those grey areas of life.

Back in February this year we had the privilege of meeting two crazy Cali dudes…Rabi and Davey, aka Doug and Doug from art collective CYRCLE. Having just come fresh from PowWow Hawaii it was no surprise that the British weather was a shock to the system. This particular piece was painted over the course of 5 days and nights to mark the launch of their debut London solo show ‘OVERTHRONE! Pooring Reign‘ at StolenSpace Gallery early on in the year. The image depicts the statue ‘Rape of Polyxena’ by Pio Fedi.

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D*Face: Dead Pilot @ CAC Malaga by Spraying Bricks

October 16th, 2014

It’s coming up to a year since D*Face headed to southern Spain, seeking warmer climates…destination Málaga! Invited out in mid November last year, Spraying Bricks tagged along for the journey to witness D*Face paint an epic, 10 storey, 200 ft blank canvas..

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Towards the end of 2013, Centro De Arte Contemporáneo (CAC) and Maus hosted an array of international artists from around the globe to partake in the regeneration and establishment of the Soho Arts Quarter, Málaga. The ‘Dead Pilot’ mural by D*Face is located at the rear of the CAC Málaga Museum.

D*Face and Shepard Fairey are two of the most renowned street artists of their time and are close friends. This is the first in a series of videos from Spraying Bricks and the time spent with D*Face and Shepard in Málaga.

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Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty

October 11th, 2014

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From today, StolenSpace artist D*Face is exhibiting work in ‘Hello! Exploring The Supercute World Of Hello Kitty’ at the Japanese American National Museum, the first large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective in the United States.

Organised as part of the global icon’s 40th-anniversary celebrations, the exhibition examines the colourful history of Hello Kitty and her influence on popular culture.

With a selection of innovative contemporary artworks inspired by Hello Kitty and her world by 40 artist’s.

This is a ticketed event, click image for more information and tickets

For information on the work exhibited please contact: eve@stolenspace.com

D*Face: ‘Rear View’ Mural in LA

October 8th, 2014

D*Face hit up L.A. with this amazing new mural with killer fade titled ‘Rear View’ for Branded Arts.

His biggest show to date ‘Scars & Stripes’ with PMM Art Projects in West Hollywood runs until 14th October.

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Word To Mother: ‘Blessed’ Shutters

October 7th, 2014

Word To Mother down in Brixton yesterday blessing some shutters!

His ‘Too Blessed To Be Stressed’ solo exhibition will open this Thursday, 9th October from 6-9pm.

All photo’s are courtesy of Spraying Bricks.

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Word To Mother: Charity Raffle

October 7th, 2014

“You have to work hard to live in this town and make art for a living, none the less it is a privilege to do so. With that in mind I wanted to do something that would give back to the artistic community in East London. I have chosen to raffle off an original framed drawing, with all proceeds going to Eastside Educational Trust.

The concept of the show is to appreciate what we have. I wanted to give people the opportunity to own an original piece of artwork for an affordable price whilst also putting something back into the creative community and area that has inspired this body of work.”

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Referencing old fairground tokens, Hand drawn and screen printed by WTM, the tickets are incredibly beautiful objects in themselves. There will be 100 tickets available in total, at the gallery and online.

Tickets are £10 and 100% of proceeds go to charity.

Raffle will be drawn at the end of the show.

Beau Stanton: ‘Tenebras Lux’ Opening Night

September 27th, 2014

A temporary site-specific installation within the Crypt of Saint John the Baptist in Bristol, these works re-imagine their original sacred function to inform the way we view the development of religious icons and enduring archetypes.

Be sure not to miss it if you are in the Bristol area, it is a fantastic show! Enjoy these snaps we have from the opening night.

The show is open daily until Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 10:30 – 18:30.

Location: The Crypt of St John the Baptist, Quay Street, Bristol, BS1 2EZ.

This body of work will then be on display and for sale at StolenSpace, opening Thursday Oct 9th from 6 – 9pm.

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Beau Stanton: ‘Tenebras Lux’ in progress

September 26th, 2014

Beau Stanton is in Bristol right now for an exciting new body of work titled ‘Tenebras Lux’; inspired by the imagery and techniques found in sacred spaces.

This body of work will be on display and for sale at StolenSpace, opening Thursday Oct 9th from 6 – 9pm.

Stained glass windows, elaborate oil paintings, and ornamented sacred objects create an immersive experience that references medieval art forms, ancient and modern religious iconography, and fetishized holy relics. Originally installed as a temporary site-specific installation within the Crypt of Saint John the Baptist in Bristol, these works re-imagine their original sacred function to inform the way we view the development of religious icons and enduring archetypes.

While creating the work, Stanton employed classical, medieval, and 19th Century techniques alongside contemporary digital media achieving unconventional results within the vaulted crypt and tomb niches. This calculated manipulation of light and shadow results in vividly illuminated images achieved through panes of tinted glass as well as delicate layers of transparent paint film.

These works are carefully concocted amalgamations that fuse archetypal symbols with familiar imagery from Classical Antiquity and Christian theology. The result is a visual orgy of light and ornament contrasting natural organic forms of ancient mythology with the macabre and grotesque images of martyred Christian icons.

The show will open to the public daily from Friday, September 26 – Sunday, October 5, 2014; 10:30 – 18:30.

Location: The Crypt of St John the Baptist, Quay Street, Bristol, BS1 2EZ.

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D*Face: ‘You’re Dead To Me’ Mural in LA!

September 25th, 2014

D*Face is back in sunny L.A. for his biggest show to date ‘Scars & Stripes’ with PMM Art Projects in West Hollywood.

Featuring portraits of  Kurt Cobain, Sid Vicious and others who ‘burnt bright and died before the age of 30′ the exhibition speaks on the fragility of life, the consumer-led culture that many of us live in, and the misinterpretations of the ‘American Dream’.

Exhibiting a new body of paintings, sculptures and not one, but two print releases, the show promises to be anything but dull!

In the lead up to the show, D*Face took the opportunity to do this awesome ‘You’re Dead To Me’ mural in a West Hollywood car park.

All show information is at the bottom of this post, stay tuned for more from ‘Scars and Stripes’..

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Word To Mother: ‘Too Blessed To Be Stressed’ Studio Shots

September 20th, 2014

We have some preview photos of the artist Word To Mother at work in his studio for his upcoming show ‘Too Blessed To Be Stressed’.

His first solo show in London since 2011, this one is not to be missed, opens October 10th at StolenSpace Gallery!

Some of Word To Mother’s work can be seen and bought from the StolenSpace online store here and prints from here.

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Photos courtesy of Ian Cox