For his first, much anticipated solo show 'As Teardrops Fall', I-lib (I Lurk In Bushes) depicts strange anthropomorphic creatures from another world in situations that will conjure up captivating visions of love, hate, life and death. Using a whole host of media, from his nostalgic Victorian style illustrations and paintings, to sculptures and installations, created using an arsenal of ink, spray-paint, charcoal and graphite worked on to old discarded material such as wood and paper. The textures, patterns and distressed/decayed look convey an enigmatic and wonderful body of work.
This work will be set in the gallery, which will be transformed into a feral woodland world of folk tale!
Private View: 7th May 2009 : 6pm – 9pm Show Runs: 8th – 23rd May 2009 :
Stella Dore Gallery 47 Rivington Street London EC2A 3QB Tues – Sat 11am – 6pm +44 (0)2077393004
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Shiv gallery launch - sister gallery to Cosh. It opens on the 30th of April (Opening 7-9pm) with our 1st show 'Identity Crisis' and a cracking line-up which includes Slinkachu, Mode2, Miss Bugs, Mudwig, M-City, Joe Black, Pure Evil, Dain, Ben Frost and others. Featuring all new work from each artist. The website will be launched on the night of the show... www.shivgallery.com
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Shiv 69 Berwick Street Soho London W1F 8SZ Tel – 020 7287 7758
In his new collection, ‘The Good, The Bad and The Belle’, artist Barnaby Barford has transformed antique porcelain figures into badly behaved teenage hooligans. Barford uses antique porcelain models purchased for pennies from car boot sales and charity shops as a base for his collection. He dismantles them and then gives them a dramatic and unique facelift.
DJ Baku is one of Japan's greatest turntablists and is highly regarded on the same level as DJ Krush or DJ Kentaro. His new mixtape album, entitled "JAPADAPTA" is out very soon and in an interview he said that the inspiration for the name came from the Japanese Web Mag, UKADAPTA!!!! Imagine how happy we were when we watched the interview and heard him say it! He liked the idea of how we try and connect the Japanese audience with British creativity and wanted to do the same thing in his own way for the Japanese audience......BIG UP to DJ Baku!!
DJ Baku started DJing in 1994 at age 16, and at 17 formed the short-lived group "Hannya" with MCs Rumi and Yoshi. Finding it difficult to enter battles or get club appearances with his "harsh" scratching style, he decided to focus on releasing mixtapes through which he could express his message. In 1999 he set up the Dis-Defense Disc label in order to release these mixtapes, starting with the "Kaikoo With Scratch" tape for which he became famous.
He becomes more popular by the year in Japan, and has since released "Kaikoo DVD", a documentary on underground Japanese hiphop, organised a series of "Kaikoo" events, and in 2006 released his first album "Spin Heddz" on the label Pop Group. His second album "DHARMA DANCE" came out in 2008.
Behold, one of the greatest inventions known to man; Lego and its infinite creative possibilities. Brian Kescenovitz kills it with not just any old mecha, but one with a spring loaded hatch, with Lego pilot inside. Tiny but classy goodness!
The mecha is known as the UM5 War Doll and is influenced by the VS suits worn in the game Lost Planet.
CD Richardson's work has a real eerie feel that reminds me of a house of horrors mixed with a steampunk aesthetic. Apparently, he draws his influences from old medical/anatomical photographs and cryptozoological illustrations. A good look IMHO!
Rarekind have moved up from Brighton to a very nice spot below the Chrome & Black Graff supplies shop. To commemorate their move, they are having an opening show on the 7th May. Be sure to RSVP (bex [at] rarekind . co .uk )for the event or you won't be able to come in! Clik on flyer for exact times and dates.... See Rarekind's website HERE.
Inkfetish wanted to tell you all that he has just updated his website and it includes the piece he did for the upcoming Rarekind Show at Chrome & Black as well as images of the wall he has just painted at Cargo and a few other gems.
You can see alot more new works of Inkfetish HERE.
John Isaacs has been a fine artist for quite some time now and his sculptural work really stands out. Especially when the theme revolves around flesh in some way.
An excerpt from his website: "If you have a shred of guilt or a spark of romantic idealism or utopian longing in your blackened soul then John Isaacs’ work is going to appeal to it.
His work is not just a call for another way but it is directly aimed at challenging the viewer into rethinking the way they perceive and understand the world. Part of its power is that it is made in such a way that once seen, it won’t allow you be lazy in your head but instead messes with it and with the things you think you know, slowly coercing you into re-thinking your values.
Isaacs’ art doesn’t necessarily tell you anything new, anything that you don’t already know, it just highlights some of the less palatable truths of our world, and, often using humour as its spearhead, pushes at the fault-lines of the everyday conventions and commonplaces that we all use to cover up the cracks in the artifice of how we go about living our contemporary lives.
Amazing collab mural with the following writers who painted in Turcoing, France: keyler | nuans | termik | soap | amin | resh | amsah | swek | arsh | spazm | gutter | green (Click Image to See it In its full Hellish Effect) [VIA]