Thursday, April 28, 2011

Art Shows in London April 28th Onwards

Alex Fakso's 'Fast Or Die' Book Launch

Alex Fakso became involved with photography since the early 90s when he acquired a camera to capture his own pieces on trains. His new book, 'Fast Or Die', documents life on the subways with imagery taken from across the globe, from the UK to the US, and as far as Russia and Japan.

This time Fakso expands his view beyond graffiti and shows images of ordinary people, common people plunged into the underground chaos: portraits of people running, taking the subway, sleeping on docks, sneaking into tunnels.

Friends from childhood and sharing the same passion for street art and urban culture, Alex Fakso and 55DSL creative director, Andrea Rosso have been brought together again with this new project. To support the project 55DSL have created six tees with pics and graphics taken from the book. Fast or Die will be available together with tees in selected 55DSL stores worldwide.

55DSL are launching the t-shirts and book at an exhibition of Alex's images at 55DSL's Studio55 (10a Newburgh St, London) in London on April 28th.

'The Reign Of Pink'
By Buff Monster
29.04.11 - 29.05.11
This is the premier London solo show from renowned Californian street artist Buff Monster. Featuring paintings on board, installation work and also the release of a limited edition print.

Celebrating 10 years of the king of pink Buff Monster has created a brand new body of work expanding on and revisiting familiar themes that he has become synonymous with. The artist has become famous for his signature candy pink bubbles, drips, ice cream sundaes, breasts and Japanese-inspired cutesy winged characters (also called Buff Monsters) which bring a smile to the face. As well as his highly collectable fine art paintings Buff Monster is known all over the world for his collectible toys and design projects.

Stolenspace Gallery
Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane

The night will see Kids Of Grime aka photographer Verena Stefanie's first solo exhibition and equally important the first ever Grime photography exhibition.

Verena's documentary of grime has evolved into a project that involves all artists-emcees, moments, radio sets, studio sessions, something which goes behind the scenes and gives an insight into it, something to show in the future what was going in the present time. Although she has photographed numerous big names, Skepta, P Money, Newham Generals etc. she endeavours to show no partiality towards anyone, instead she supports talent over hype.

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