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 Marilyn Monroe, 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

Reka: Keep Calm And Carry On

September 17th, 2014

‘Keep Calm And Carry On’ a London themed mural by Reka is now complete!

His debut London solo show ‘Trip The Light‘ will be on show until Sunday, 5th October.

Head on over to Chance Street, Shoreditch to witness the piece in all it’s glory:

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REKA: ‘Re-Form’ Print Release

September 12th, 2014

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4 colour hand embellished screen print on Somerset satin 300gsm paper

Limited Edition of 25

Signed, embossed & numbered

56 x 76 cm

£150 each

Click here to buy yours now!

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Reka: Keep Calm And Carry On

September 10th, 2014

A new mural titled ‘Keep Calm And Carry On’ by Reka is in progress on Chance Street in Shoreditch!

His debut London solo show ‘Trip The Light‘ will open tomorrow from 6 – 9 pm.

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POW! WOW! Taiwan: Will Barras

August 27th, 2014

Will Barras has been painting this HUGE wall the past week over in Taipei, for POW! WOW! Taiwan 2014:

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Images courtesy of Will Barras.

TWOONE: ‘Hunted Hunter’s Head’ Preview

August 21st, 2014

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StolenSpace Gallery is proud to announce the debut London solo exhibition ‘Hunted Hunter’s Head‘ from Hiroyasu Tsuri aka TWOONE.

TWOONE was born and raised in Yokohama, Japan. At the age of 18 he moved to Melbourne, Australia where he has now received a Distinguished Talent Visa.

With paintings & sculptural pieces, this new body of work also explores movement. Since painting larger size murals, Hiroyasu started to notice the effects of his body movements on his work – ‘I like seeing the tags, and marks made by artists while moving physically when they paint, its almost like you are seeing left over energy that the person created.’

The show will open on the 11th September, we have some preview shots from TWOONE’s Berlin studio in the meantime!

TWOONE’s artwork can be viewed and purchased through the StolenSpace online store here.

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REKA: ‘Trip The Light’ Preview

August 12th, 2014

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StolenSpace Gallery is excited to announce the debut London solo exhibition ‘Trip The Light‘ by Melbourne-born, Berlin-based artist James Reka.

The show will open on the 11th September, we have some preview shots from Reka’s Berlin studio in the meantime!

Exploring the splendour of the female form in dance, his deft brushstrokes and fluid lines create a hypnotic dynamic movement that prances between his canvases.

Reka’s artwork can be viewed and purchased through the StolenSpace online store here.

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