“The idea behind this series of paintings is to explore the dynamic between the original oil painting (the ‘art’) and the reflection (the place where it is viewed/hung) and the story that these two variables create. The reflection painting you currently have is the first of this series, the reflection is the interior of a Laundromat in Chinatown, New York City 2014. In the reflection you can see the owner of the Laundromat and his wife at work below the fluorescent lights of their Laundromat. This scene is superimposed onto the oil painting, a French landscape painted in 1843 showing nuns collecting sheaves of wheat from the fields as the sun fades. The two images contrast interior and exterior, contemporary and pre-industrial, but they also share similarities, the subjects of both images are people and both are scenes of workplaces. The narratives of both original oil painting and reflection run together to create a new story. The viewer of this painting sees the painted reflection and is made aware of their own reflection, their own experience as a viewer, they become part of the picture and part of the story.”
- Paul Stephenson
Some of Paul Stephenson’s work can be seen and bought from the StolenSpace online store here.
We are pleased to announce StolenSpace artists D*Face and ROA are amongst 11 of the world’s most acclaimed urban artists to unveil their work through a collection of art films inspired by U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’. The artists were given complete creative freedom to showcase their personal responses to U2’s music, through a series of part-animated, part live action films.
Kai & Sunny have a brand new solo show titled ‘Lots of Bits of Star’ opening at Jonathan Levine Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011, from November 22nd – December 20th. The opening reception will be on Saturday, November 22nd, from 6 – 8pm.
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Monday saw the release of DELS new album ‘Petals Have Fallen’, the amazing cover image, along with the singles from the album, were painted by Arth Daniels with art direction from Kieren / DELS. The album can be found in stores now so go check it out in your local Rough Trade!
“It was around ’98 when I first met Word To Mother. Lining up outside the courts of Summerfields Leisure Centre, Hastings, for basketball practice. Built like a racing snake, with shorts below the knees and socks pulled up to meet, he was the first kid I’d seen ever spin a ball on his finger. Immediately, at the time with him being my elder, I was amazed. 15 years on and still as humble as ever, Word To Mother is one of the worlds most respected artists.”
- Spraying Bricks
Spraying Bricks flew out with StolenSpace represented artist Word To Mother, to San Francisco, in November last year for his show ‘California Coming Home’. Outside, inside, paper, glass, salvaged wood, canvas, baseball bats, skin…Word To Mother is diverse in his medium and many of his influences are from everyday life and the positive people that surround him.
Second in the SF series from this is the first instalment from Word To Mother, whose recent body of work ‘Too Blessed To Be Stressed’ is currently on show at StolenSpace Gallery until Sunday, 9th November.
Some of Word To Mother’s work can be seen and bought from the StolenSpace online store here and prints from here.
We’re über-exited to announce this latest collaboration from Ronzo: designing the characters for the one and only – the legendary: Dr.Dre himself!
The vandal extraordinaire developed, sketched, drew and designed these funky little audio characters. These ‘funsters with attitude’ can now be seen on posters, animations and music videos across all media channels around the globe (worldwide), yeeeah! They even got made into toys! Booom!
Coming to StolenSpace Gallery soon..!
Ronzo’s artwork can be viewed and purchased through our online store here.
D*Face recently landed in sunny Las Vegas and began working on this huge new piece for the Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas, bringing his signature imagery.
Evident by last year’s successful program and the many murals that still exist on the streets of downtown today, the urban surroundings of the Life is Beautiful Festival provide a perfect backdrop for the eclectic and semi-permanent street art program featuring some of the biggest names in the international street art scene. Curated by Charlotte Dutoit (JustKids), the street art program will transform the festival landscape into a magical art-inspired playground to give people a playful and unexpected escape into art.