15 April 2011

Black Rat Press - Street Art, contemporary prints from the V&A Museum

Yesterday i attended the Preview evening for the latest Black Rat Press exhibition which is currently hosting the V&A's collection of street art prints. With work from the likes of Shepard Fairey, D*Face, Jon Burgerman, and Banksy, it's a great collection with some classic pieces on show. It was also nice to see a few prints i was unfamiliar with, such as Pure Evil's print 'Frost Fair' and Blu's 'CMYK' print.

Obey exhibited at the Black Rat Press
Sickboy 'Love Supreme' exhibited at the Black Rat Press
D*Face exhibited at the Black Rat Press
Pure Evil 'Frost Fair' exhibited at the Black Rat Press
Banksy 'Napalm' exhibited at the Black Rat Press

There are more photos up on my Flickr, if you want to head down there yourself the show starts today and runs until the 29th April.

14 April 2011

Playstation - The Studio Launch, at Glug London

Myself and a few Collective colleagues headed out to Glug last night, to get a sneak peak at Studio Output's latest Project for Sony Playstation. Titled 'The Studio' it's a new digital art store hosted on the Playstation Network, showcasing a range of static and dynamic themes from some of the most coveted artists and designers, which are all available for download.

There are already some great themes ready for launch, from the likes of Jasper Goodall, Anthony Burrill, Eboy, Jon Burgerman, Mr Bingo, and Bob London. I had a quick demo of it on the night, and it looks like a great platform that will hopefully develop and expand, giving these artists exposure to a wider Playstation audience. I personally have my eye on the Mr Bingo theme, as it's based on his print 'Charlie does a kickflip' which i had my eye on but had sold out.

Glug - The Studio' Launch, April 2011
Glug at village underground
Press shots of Glug at village underground
Mr Bingo at Glug - The Studio' Launch, April 2011
Bob London at Glug - The Studio' Launch, April 2011
Press shots of Glug at village underground

It was an enjoyable evening with some great talks from Studio Output, Anthony Burrill, Jasper Goodall, Tomato and Mr Bingo (whose unique observations on the history of the internet stole the show).

There are a load more photos of the night up on my Flickr account, so feel free to have a look. I'll see you at the next one.

13 April 2011

Travis Louie - The Creature Show

I really love the new illustration series by the artist Travis Louie, titled 'The Creature Show' the images are daguerreotype style paintings, featuring Victorian people and their pets as well as a few H.P. Lovecraft type monsters thrown in for good measure.

These new artworks are now showing at the Roq La Rue Gallery, alongside Kris Kuksi's post industrial rococo sculptures.

Travis Louie's "The Creature Show"
Travis Louie's "The Creature Show"
Travis Louie's "The Creature Show"

12 April 2011

Bound exhibition at All Visual Arts (AVA)

I heard that one of my favourite artists Kate MccGwire had a piece on showing at the All Visual Arts' new space in Kings Cross, so i popped in over the weekend. The exhibition features 2 large scale sculptures by Kate MccGwire and Alice Anderson, specially commissioned by the AVA.

Below are some photos taken from the All Visual Arts site, if you want to read more about the show go here. The show suns until the 30th April so you need to be quick.

kate Mccgwire and Alice Anderson at Bound Exhibition - All visual Arts
kate Mccgwire and Alice Anderson at Bound Exhibition - All visual Arts

Dirt Exhibition at the Welcome Collection, 2011

I had a trip down to the Welcome Collection over the weekend to see the new exhibition Dirt. After my last trip there i had high expectations, as I'm always impressed with the diversity of the artefact's on display. As you walk around the show, the emphasis and focus constantly shifts and changes, giving you a much broader view of the subject matter.

Highlight of this show were James Croak's cast dirt window, the 19th Century etchings illustrating various Cholera preventative costumes, and the wonderful 1661 'Momento Mori' tin glazed earthenware plate, with the inscription "You and I are earth".

Dirt exhibition at the Welcome Collection, April 2011
Dirt exhibition at the Welcome Collection, April 2011

The exhibition runs until 31st August so there is still plenty of time to see it. Also if you want to contribute, there is a 'Filthy Flickr Pool' where you can join and upload your own photos of dirt.

9 April 2011

Les Diaboliques at the BFI

Clouzot's influential thriller Les Diaboliques has been showing at the BFI, so a few of us headed down to see it. Hitchcock has admitted that Clouzot's film directly inspired him to make Psycho, so if you're a fan of Hitchcock you'll really enjoy watching this.

I've put the trailer at the bottom of the post for you to look at, it looks like it's being shown in cinemas across the country in the upcoming months, so if you get a chance watch it.

Les Diaboliques at the BFI
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