Sepe / @sepeusz "brighter days are coming" - acrylic on 9m x 6m wooden panel.
work done in sankt petersburg / russia
in cooperation with:
urban nation berlin / @urbannationberlin x goethe institute / @goethe_institut_moskau x street art museum sankt petersburg
topic: 100th anniversary of october revolution in russia. "my painting is a pastiche of a painting by russian artist ilja riepin titled „kurskaya korennaya” ilustrating the eastern procession in the district of kursk. in my artwork the holy insygnia are replaced by the huge statue of golden idol – child carring a kaloshnikov rifle. it symbolizes revolution as a birth of an idea - child that’s expected to grow up strong and healthy, bringing its parents happyness and reasons for pride. instead of this it grows up for an unpredictable tyran and soon terrorises his own parents.
the rescuer turns into the torturer. peacemaker turns into aggressor. planned rationalization and ‘brighter days’ brings violence and oppression instead."
Nelly duff gallery / @nellyduff have just announced their first show of 2017, ‘paradise’, in collaboration with the one and only dave white / @davewhitestudio
nelly duff will be playing host to the esteemed artist and sneaker art pioneer from the 26th may to 4th june, with a private view on the 25th may.
New work from aussie photographer hego / @_hego - for his “five kilometers” photo exhibit, revealing a series of sydney snapshots.
the exhibition will feature 55 digital & analogue photographs taken within 5km of artist hegos home in redfern over the past 2 years. the series is split into 3 acts: phoebe & friends, homeless & street, beach & harbour. “digital photography gave me the means initially to efficiently document my streetart work and in as much detail as i liked. however it was analogue photography, its costly and constraining characteristics that actually taught me how to pick my shots better, think more about composition as well as lighting & most importantly the story i wish to tell”. hego shoots on a 30 year old analogue film camera (minolta x700) as well as a digital canon 650d ( kit camera).
Kai and sunny / @kaiandsunny turned 15 this year and to mark the occasion they've released this ‘flower’ image. ‘colette' in paris recently used this image to mark their own 20 year anniversary on the cover of 'high snobiety'. it was used to honour the shop and culture around it. "‘flower’ print release is to mark 15 years of 'kai and sunny'. this piece is a key image for us and signifies a turning point in our development. it was the first piece of art we used single lines to build up the over all image. a concept we are using in our work today. we are super proud to release this print and looks as fresh today as it did when we first created it."
Free stuff! @vnamagazine - all good things - we are giving away all 36 of these framed images of covers today between 5-6pm at @stolenspacegallery. come and pick your favourite cover from the last 10 years! last chance to pick up super cheap back issues too!
Our man @ermsy came through for the 10 year vna charity exhibition all good things. this original ink piece is available to bid on now via the @artfido website (link in our profile) all proceeds going to @macmillancancer this piece and many more are available to see in person this weekend at @stolenspacegallery
Huge thank you to everyone who came out last night to our 10 year anniversary charity exhibition all good things. it was an amazing turn out and the charity auction is already well under way. (please check out all the pieces in the link in our profile) the show is on at @stolenspacegallery til sunday afternoon, so please do go check it out and we have a selection of old and new vna magazines for just £2 each! massive thanks to all the artists who donated artwork @artfidos for hosting the online auction and to the staff at stolenspace gallery for all their help and to @sailorjerry for the drinks, @soffleschips for the chips and of course @luardos for the amazing free tacos!