POW has just released two new signed, limited edition prints by Maya Hayuk! Each print is a seven colour handpulled screenprint with hand finished detail. Edition of 50. 75×54.5 cm, £275
‘Big Bank Breakthrough I’
‘Big Bank Breakthrough II’
Kai & Sunny will be hosting an evening of illustration at Southbank Centre this month! Check out what Southbank has to say about them:
“A rare opportunity to learn about illustration from artists Kai and Sunny, who have worked with everyone from Alexander McQueen to author David Mitchell. Discover the inspiration behind Kai and Sunny’s work and celebrate the launch of ‘Migration South’, commissioned especially for Southbank Centre Membership. You can see this artwork in the latest Membership packs, print materials and on the website. This artwork is also the title piece of Kai and Sunny’s ‘Migration South’ retrospective exhibition in the Members Bar in May. The works on display will be from their ‘Flower Show’ series and their recent ‘Diverse Elements’ show.
Kai and Sunny are a multidisciplinary duo whose work appears in many artistic contexts. Their intricate, natural and sometimes sinister style has led them to collaborate with Alexander McQueen. It has won them numerous accolades including a 2012 D&AD Design Award, and book covers with author David Mitchell. The artists have exhibited internationally, showing at Haunch Of Venison London, and have recently been included in the Victoria & Albert Museum print archive collection. The duo are currently exploring natural forms with large-scale monotone works through print making.”
Book your tickets HERE: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/art-and-illustration-evening-with-kai-and-sunny-73906
We hope everyone is getting excited about ‘It’s All Fun & Games Until Someone Gets Hurt’ opening tonight, 9 May, at StolenSpace Gallery from 6-9 pm. The show is almost hung, the Partron XOCafe tequila has arrived, and everything looks brilliant! It’s been such a treat to have The London Police around the gallery for the set up…Check out the teaser film TLP have made for this exhibition and see some of the reasons why StolenSpace can’t get enough of these guys!
SS: Your upcoming show, ‘It’s All Fun & Games Until Someone Gets Hurt,’ at StolenSpace Gallery is about sports, youth and nostalgia. Were you athletic kids, big fans…both? What does ‘sport’ represent to you today?
TLP: WE WERE BOTH VERY SPORTS ORIENTED GROWING UP. BOB WAS UNDER 15′S MID-ESSEX BADMINGTON DOUBLES CHAMPION AND CHAZ COULD HAVE PLAYED FOR WEST HAM AS A YOUTH IF HE HAD BEEN ANY GOOD AT ALL AT FOOTBALL.
I GUESS THE CHALLENGE FOR US WAS TO SUCCESSFULLY COMBINE THE POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC CHOICE OF MIXING ART AND SPORT. ITS A SUBJECT THAT IS MUCH OVERLOOKED IN THE ARTWORLD. PROBABLY FOR THE GOOD REASON THAT THEY HAVE VERY LITTLE TO DO WITH ONE ANOTHER. HOWEVER THEY DO OVERLAP IN SOME WAYS. THERE IS A CERTAIN ARTISTRY TO SPORTING DISCIPLINES, LIKE WATCHING THE FIRM-THIGHED OLYMPIC COLLOSUS SIR CHRIS HOY BOLT AROUND A CYCLING TRACK, WITNESSING A BEARDED IAN BOTHAM SPRAY 4′S AND 6′S AROUND LORDS CRICKET GROUND OR THE GRACEFUL LEAP INTO THE CROWD OF ERIC CANTONA BEFORE HE KUNG FU KICKED SOME GOBBY BLOKE IN THE FACE.
SS: TLP is involved in other projects alongside street and fine art, such as creative writing and video art. We have been particularly intrigued by you latest foray into music and live performance with your catchy ‘Dog Songs.’ Can you describe this conceptual direction, is music something we can expect to see more of?
TLP: MOVING FROM MAKING ART INTO SINGING SONGS ABOUT DOGS JUST SEEMED AN OBVIOUS STEP REALLY. WHO WOULDN’T SEE THAT AS THE WAY FORWARD. WE HAVE AT LEAST THREE MORE ALBUMS WORTH OF DOG SONGS SO EXPECT TO SEE PLENTY MORE FROM ‘THE TLP DOG SINGERS’ IN THE NEXT 8 YEARS OR, IF YOU LIKE, 56 DOG YEARS OR , IF YOU’RE A DOG, 56 YEARS.
SS: You guys have been working together for quite some time now and your styles have remained completely distinct of one another. We feel that this quality adds an exciting tension to your work. Do these different styles reflect your different personalities in any way?
TLP: WE WOULD DEFINITELY AGREE THAT THE DIFFERENT STYLES REFLECT OUR DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES AND THERE IS AN EXCITING TENSION WITHIN THE WORK. ALTHOUGH THERES CERTAINLY NO TENSION BETWEEN US…
CHAZ: BOBS COMPLEX ARCHITECTURAL STYLE AND ILLUSTRATIVE PORTRAITURE CONJURE UP AN IMAGE OF A TWO DIMENSIONAL MAN WITH MANY PERSONALITY ISSUES AND PROBABLY A SHORT STACK OF PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS.
BOB: CHAZ’S SMILEY FACED SIMPLE CHARACTERS ARE PROBABLY VERY REFLECTIVE OF HIS PERSONALITY AS HE TENDS TO ALWAYS BE SMILING LIKE SOME PROPER SIMPLE TWAT.
SS: Chaz, everyone is dying to know: How does one learn to draw a perfect circle? Is it something you must be born with or does it take years of training, practice and dedication?
CHAZ: PRACTICE, PRACTICE, YEARS OF TRAINING, DEDICATION, PRACTICE, MORE PRACTICE, DEDICATED PRACTICE AND SOMETIMES SOME CIRCULAR TEMPLATES HELP AS WELL.
SS: It is good to have you back in London, do you have any plans to paint any new walls while you are here? Where are you off to next?
CHAZ: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ALWAYS GOOD TO COME HOME AFTER MANY YEARS GRAFTING IN THE DEBAUCHED ADULT PLAYGROUND OF AMSTERDAM.
ONE OF OUR PIECES IN THE SHOW WILL BE A FRAMED PAINTING ON A VINTAGE MONOPOLY BOARD. WE WILL VISIT EACH VENUE ON THE BOARD AND LEAVE SOME ART IN THAT PARTICULAR STREET OR PLACE. IF THERES TIME AND THE POSSIBILITY WE HOPE ONE OF THESE VENUES WOULD BE A BIGGER WALL BUT LETS SEE. EVERYTHING WILL BE DOCUMENTED AND DISPLAYED IN THE GALLERY AT THE SHOW.
AFTER LONDON ITS STRAIGHT OFF TO BRATISLAVA FOR A BIG FAT MURAL AND LOTS OF RIDICULOUSLY STRONG SCHNAPPS FLAVOURED IN THE STYLE OF ROCKET FUEL. WE ALSO HAVE AN ANIMATION PROJECT IN THE WORKS AND LOTS OF SUMMER DATES FOR ‘THE LONDON POLICE DOG SINGERS’ INCLUDING BRIAN FERRYS NEPHEWS BAR MITZVAH. LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!!
Watch this great video of Ryan Callanan’s latest show, ‘Love and Happiness.’
Urban Outfitters has recently done a great feature on StolenSpace artist, Charlie Anderson. Click on the link below to see some studio shots and a description of Anderson’s process. They’ve also included a nice time lapse video of the artist at work on a mural for Urban Outfitters on Oxford Street!
Watch this great video with upcoming StolenSpace exhibitioner, David Shillinglaw!
Hypebeast produced a short video with StolenSpace favourites, Cyrcle.