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By Harry, Oct 3 2017 08:52PM

Last week artbleat had the pleasure of bumping into Tom and Craig from Static while they were halfway through painting their mural on the Jealous Gallery rooftop. After the usual pleasantries were exchanged the duo revealed they have hatched a plan to give away pieces of art by hiding feathered totems around London. The location of these treasures will be revealed by the pair's social media channels this week.

By Harry, Jan 24 2017 02:59PM

London's Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen will host the return of The Vending Machine Art Gallery Show this January, an exhibition and affordable art project focused on bringing art out of traditional gallery spaces and making it more accessible. The title of the show speaks for itself , yes the art is dispatched from a vending machine.

Over 35 artists are taking part in this year's event including 2016 secret walls winner Hatch, Graffiti legend CROK and the "everywhere you look" Anna Laurini.

By Harry, Oct 12 2016 09:21AM

Ø N Ē | M Å N Presents his first Solo Show #BETWEENTHELINES on 13.10.16 a collection of new unseen paintings at The Gallery Liverpool.

We first met the artist who works under the cover of One Man a year or two ago while he was living in London, working with stencils and using the base idea of the Dazzle Camouflage image he wove this into everyday items and images and procceded to freshen up the streets with spray can and paste-ups. There were two self- released small run prints along the way and then he moved away from the capital and we have not seen him since. So it was welcome news to hear that he has moved up to his first solo gallery show, opening with a private view evening at 6pm on 13th October at The Gallery Liverpool in Liverpool's "thriving" Baltic Triangle and running up to 30th October.

If you check back later we will have some images from the show.

One Man Pasteups
One Man Pasteups

One Man lives HERE

The Gallery Liverpool is HERE

More about Dazzle Camouflage HERE

By Harry, Sep 19 2016 09:15PM

Last Wednesday (14th) we took ourselves along to London's Soho for a much anticipated visit to the home of Heni the art book publishers. The reason being the latest solo show by Irish artist Conor Harrington, Watch Your Palace Fall. The show is both a display of new work made up of 10 paintings and studies and the launch of Conor's first career spanning monograph.

The colours Conor uses are vivid and exciting and coupled with the painted out faces bring the action and movement of the subject's body to the fore. There is a powerful energy to these works helped in no small way by the scale of the paintings, which range from large to "where on earth would you put that" but you would expect no less from an artist that paints walls you couldn't access without a cherry picker.

By Harry, Aug 28 2016 08:59AM

UPDATE 12/09

Added some images, hit the "Read More" Link at the bottom of the page if you can't see them.

The Show runs until the 24th September if you are in Paris.


UK based duo Kai & Sunny will be presenting a new body of work at Colette in Paris from Monday 29th August. My Eye On You will be their 1st solo exhibition at the gallery, following on from shows in London, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

This new body of work shows further development in their original biro pen series, in conjunction with the exhibition the artists will release a new print edition, of which half will be available for purchase at the opening reception and the remaining online from the artists website HERE.

My Eye On You Print.
My Eye On You Print.

You know here at artbleat we love a good old bit of "Art-speak" so here is a nice paragraph from the press release that describes the pen peices in more detail:

"In both form and theme ‘Time’ is in the foundation of each image. The original pieces represent the shifting flow of time. The slow methodic process of building thin line upon thin line in colour creates a tension inside the compositions. The works are intense and powerful but the delicate nature of the lines creates a fragility, as if the structure would collapse if one were taken away. The new works show magnified and stylized drawings of natural occurrences featuring continuous tidal-like waves and intense sunbursts"

Part of the show continues their longstanding collaboration with Toydrum with a limited edition vinyl record box set and show booklet. Friends and peers have been asked to re-envision Toydrum's music in whatever way they see fit. Some artists have reworked tracks whilst others have covered their songs. The album sees exclusive collaborations with Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Trentemøller, Frank Wiedemann, Pye Corner Audio and more.

You will be able to pick up one of the box sets from the gallery or HERE at the artists website for the sum of £40 plus postsge


213 rue Saint-Honoré 75001, Paris, France

August 29th – September 24th 2016

Opening Reception: Monday, August 29th, 6 – 7:30pm

By Harry, Aug 18 2016 09:15AM

New York street artist Pyramid Oracle is back in London for his Oculus solo show at BSMT space in Dalston. While in the UK the artist has been using the gallery as a studio to create the works for the show and also a number of his large scale, hand painted, monochromatic paste-ups that can now be seen around the streets of East London.

'OCULUS' show by @pyramidoracle cases a collection of intricate and symbolic works that examine the dimensions of human spirit, and the complex world that it inhabits.

In a world where everything is recycled... nothing is new under the sun. With all things constantly being repurposed there is no originality. Only that which is authentic.

By exploring the metaphysical, it seeks to capture the often imperceptible geometric systems that permeate through all of nature. And revisit venerable means of understanding the great mysterious architecture of the universe."

The exhibition kicks off with a private view at 6pm on the 18th August ( RSVP to info@bsmt.co.uk ) and runs up to 24th August.

There will also be a print available at the show created by Pyramid and Donk at Dalston's Print Space.

Its a three layer screen print that measures up at 50cm x 70cm on tan 300gsm paper and is from an edition of 40. Priced at £75

You need to contact info@bsmt.co.uk to reserve one.

The new print in progress
The new print in progress

Event Facebook HERE




By Harry, Aug 4 2016 08:35AM

Nick JS Thompson's Relics exhibition opens tonight in North london. This very personal collection of black and white photographs presents the space left behind, the end of a cycle of belonging. The press release explains the background to this collection of work better than I could.

"In Nick JS Thompson’s first visit to his grandparents house since his grandfather passed away and his grandmother moved into care, he became aware of the character of the space where once personality had been the focus.

Documented in black and white the images are stripped of their warmth as if something is missing. Without the characters that previously inhabited it, the space itself becomes a gallery for relics that are left behind, and we are given an insight into these characters.

These stark images in a once loving environment show the inability of the artist to reconcile his emotional response to memory and loss"

The exhibition, held at BSMT Space in Stoke Newington Road, opens at 6pm on Thursday 4th August and runs for only four days, closing on Sunday 7th.

Nick has produced a book to accompany Relics which will be available from the show and online via the link below.

Event Facebook Page HERE

Nick lives HERE

By Harry, Jul 8 2016 10:54AM

UPDATE 11/07

Got a handful of images from the opening night, thanks to Ben Oakley for the hospitality and Dalopo for the art. Get along and have a look if you can, the show is on until 24th July, scroll down to the bottom of the post for the links


Tonight (Friday 08th) sees the opening of Spanish artist Dalopo's first UK solo show "My Way" at Ben Oakley Gallery in Greenwich. Mixing modern urban styles with that of the Spanish artists of the 20th century Dalopo brings a riot of colour packaged with a social message to London in what promises to be a much praised debut show.

"We grow up accepting certain values related to the way in which society educates us, but time has passed, and to me, that shirt is now too small. We are grownups, and now is when we decide. Fantasy is behind us, reality rules..

"My Way" is a relativization of cultural ideals, a blow to innocence, a shift to tackling the taboo on dealing with topics such as love and sex. And the removal of labels, roles and gender divide." – DALOPO

First night photo's to follow....

All photos pinched from Ben Oakley

Facebook Event Page HERE

By Harry, Jul 6 2016 10:04AM

There are three shows opening in London this week that are worthy of your attention (there could be more but I don't want to stretch my writing talents too far)

The first out of the bag for today's post is Displacement, a group show, I don't usually get enthused about group shows but this one features a veritable who's who of the current crop of London based street artists that are unmissable around the streets of the East End.

Curated by Skeleton Cardboard, which ticks all the boxes straight away for me, the show is being held in a soon to be no-more steel fabrication workshop and gallery in Clare Street, Bethnal Green. Amongst the artists showing you will find Fanakapan, SeedsOne, My Dog Sighs, Idiom, Pang, The Lost Souls, The Real Dill, 616, This One, Himbad and the list goes on. Have a look HERE at the facebook event page for the full line up, as more artists have been added since yesterday.

Curious about the background of the show I asked the curator for a few words:

"Short & sweet, I was painting on the street across from the gallery when I was approached by the owner who asked me if I'd like to put on a show in his gallery, as his days on Clare street were numbered. All the old businesses on the street's leases were nearly up (and not due to be updated) The gentrification of Shoreditch was marching down Bethnal Green Road & Hackney road at quite a pace.. I automatically thought of all the artists Dan (Hidden Streets Of London) had hooked up with walls down Clare street and realised that was the backbone for the idea of the show.. Its always going to be tricky organising a group show whether they are friends or not..Its a great community to be apart of nonetheless.."

Just a short walk from the gallery in Paradise Row by Bethnal Green tube station there is a small showcase (If you like) of some of the artists involved, the product of a paint jam last weekend.

Skeleton Cardboard
Skeleton Cardboard

Seeds One
Seeds One

Amara Por Dios, This One, Tony Riff.
Amara Por Dios, This One, Tony Riff.

616 & The Real Dill
616 & The Real Dill

The Event Facebook Page is HERE

Google Map link HERE

Hidden Streets of London HERE

By Harry, May 11 2016 07:18PM

Lucas Price has a two day only show of his photorealistic button badge canvases opening on Thursday 12th in London. The artist formally known as Cyclops has created over 100 paintings of vintage badges, most of which he has collected himself over the years.

The artist explains:

"I made 100 paintings of badges. The paintings took years to make. I painted my own collection of badges, then I used badges belonging to friends, then I began to buy them online and at markets and when I began to get bored of that, I made a bunch and then painted them. When I got to 100 I stopped. I had to stop somewhere"

The show opens at 6pm on the 12th and as a thank you the first 100 bodies through the door will receive a raffle ticket, which could, if lucky to be drawn from the hat win you one of the 100 paintings.

For those who cannot make it along there is another totally free raffle that you can enter by email.

All the details are HERE

Details of RSVP HERE

Lucas Price lives HERE

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