New work from dan rawlings / @danrawlings64 at pure evil gallery / @pureevilgallery: 'signs are an inescapable part of modern life, brightly coloured attention seeking reminders of our restrictions, “don’t park here“, “walk that side“, “don’t feed the seagulls”
sometimes restrictions can feel suffocating to the point there seems to be no space for change or growth, but some of the most significant changes have come from just thinking differently about the way things are and looking for a new path.
sometimes looking past the obstructions and seeing the possibilities is all it takes for an idea to take root; and then how far does the grass have to creep across the concrete before the car park redefines itself a field?'
New from james bullough / @james_bullough - 'pania of the reef' - 'pania' is the legendary protector of the reef in local maori folklore and is believed to live in the waters off the coast of napier nz, the city where i painted her portrait. i had the great honor of meeting with some of pania's direct descendants in the city of napier and other local maori historians and speak with them about the best way to depict pania and tell her story through my mural. in working with pangeaseed foundation and the sea walls project on this mural, it was also my honor to highlight the pressing ocean conservation issue of acidification. due to man made climate concerns, specifically the raising co2 levels in our atmosphere, the acidity levels of our oceans have risen and continue to rise at alarming rates killing our reefs and the delicate ecosystems around them worldwide. to illustrate this i have depicted pania floating defiant and hopeful over her reef despite the fact that it is void of all life and she herself is dissolving from the dangerously high acid levels.
photo credit: tre @pangeaseed
More original artwork for our 10 year charity exhibition at @stolenspacegallery on the 27th of april. thank you once again to all the artists involved. huge thanks to these guys... @remirough@kidacne and @herakut for the amazing donations to the charity auction. we hope to bring in a lot of money for @macmillancancer
@dogsectionpress have kindly offered up one of their ad space hack packs with a copy of hogre's #subvertising book and a limited edition crimesight hi viz for press things - a little subvertising starter kit.
just like and comment for your chance to win! closes sunday 9th april.
Ten years after niels shoe meulman / @nielsshoemeulman first exhibited his showstopping debut, calligraffiti has spread throughout the world. with countless ambassadors pushing the boundaries, calligraffiti is ever-evolving.
to commemorate this milestone, unruly gallery has invited 10 of the finest calligraffiti artists from around the globe to create exclusive works for a series of calligraffiti prints. all artworks are hand printed in the netherlands, available in a limited edition and signed and numbered by the respective artists. featured in the print series are, amongst others, niels shoe meulman, pokras lampas /@pokraslampas and sun7. the first two prints to be released are by the calligraffiti originator himself: niels shoe meulman. the first print titled ‘unruly shoe’ is a throwback to the year 2007. this is one of the very first calligraffiti pieces ever created by niels shoe meulman. on a visit to new york, in the studio with eric haze, shoe combined the words ‘shoe’ and ‘unruly’ to get to this iconic piece of calligraffiti history. the second piece, titled ‘ununfoliaged.’ is one of the latest pieces by niel shoe meulman, pushing the boundaries of calligraffiti beyond written words. a beautiful and technical screen print featuring a split fountain technique and interference ink.
the calligraffiti print series is exclusively released through unruly gallery / @unrulygallery and available from tuesday april 4, with new releases following throughout 2017. visit www.unrulygallery.com/category/prints to get a complete overview.