Posts Tagged ‘art exhibition’

Show Opening 13th September

September 8, 2013

After launching the first collection of  beautiful, fresh and feminine originals by Georgina Anton,  Art-el Gallery are now very proud to present a brand new collection of work in Georgina’s first solo – Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Storm, opening at Co-Lab on Friday 13th September 6pm – 11pm until Friday 27th September (see flyer below for full details).

We would love for you to come and join us on the opening night (you can find us on the corner of Fairfax Street, Bristol) and see for yourselves just how truely stunning and imaginative Georgina’s work really is and there will be refreshments and some good tunes spinning too.

 

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EKO hand finished Flyers for Brother Dolomite Solo Exhibition

May 24, 2013

As part of the Brother Dolomite exhibition, Eko hand finished 20 of the show’s promotional flyers in gouche and ink.

The flyers are digitally printed with the show information on one side and the other side was printed with a very basic pale blue design, that forms the basis of the hand finished imagary.  A very beautiful show souvenier priced at £60 each.

These will be released on the art-el website  later today.  Please see below for a selection of the available flyers.

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EKO’s New Show Prints

May 8, 2013

It’s all been go this week turning the plans into actions and EKO spe nt bank holiday monday at the Mark My Words screen-printing studio perfecting the all new EKO print to be release at the Brother Dolomite show opening on May 17th.

Here’s a little teaser for you all – further details to follow.

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SHEONE SOLO SHOW ‘BLACKATELIER’ OPENING 26TH OCT @ ART-EL GALLERY

October 16, 2012

After a decade of traveling the globe, taking in New York, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, the Gambia and many points in between, SheOne brings his signature bold expressive strokes and highly personalised abstract over-spray to Art-el Gallery in Bristol.

Opening at 6pm on the 26th October and entitled ‘Blackatelier’, the exhibition will feature a collection of brand new works and installation pieces created whilst in residency at the gallery.  The work reflects on his expansive history of mark making that is deep rooted in the era of New York subway graffiti.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I discovered graffiti as a fully formed art culture, I took the idea of spray-painting a name and have been abstracting that concept ever since.

The new works are the latest entries in an aesthetic journal, information mapped out in a stylised argot, gathered from the immediacy of site specific painting in the abandoned edges and questioning the transient nature of public art.

In graffiti you have to be prepared to walk away from your works.  It is a one shot deal, whether it’s a rooftop in the Bronx or an abandoned farmhouse on a Sardinian hillside, you will never personally see the work again.  What is important is committing to a moment and the experience of making the works.

This latest show captures fragments of these journeys, externalised private moments, experience translated into permenance.

Blackatelier is wherever I am working, an ambient studio where internal impulses can be realised, a sloganised output made physical with spraypaint.

Please come and join us for what will be Art-el’s final exhibition of 2012.  It’s been a great year and we’ve hosted some amazing show’s with some super talented artists, including Mark LykenErmsone and Pinky.  The remaining work from these shows can still be purchased through the Art-el website.

The show runs until the 17th November – normal Art-el gallery opening times apply.

ACERONE – Where Is Iron John?

October 15, 2012

Thanks to everybody who has taken the time out to take in the Acerone solo show – Where is Iron John?, at the Rag Factory over the last 4 days.

The remaining work from the show is now available on-line at Art-el, and don’t forget Art-el is a member of the Own Art interest free loan scheme.  Please contact Art-el for further details.

Here are a few photos for those who couldn’t get there (shame on you!)

 

 

 

 

For the full photo set please visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/27892381@N04/sets/72157631760388509/

Acerone (Luke Palmer) solo show – Where Is Iron John?

September 25, 2012

Art-el Gallery is delighted to announce the first solo London exhibition from one of Bristol’s most exciting young visual artists to have emerged from the street art scene, Acerone (Luke Palmer).

Entitled ‘Where is Iron John?‘, Palmer’s new body of work depicts images from his exploration of masculinity and the transition into manhood, inspired, informed and twisted from the iconic Grimm BrothersDer Eisenhans’ fairy tale and it’s unique review through folklore and mythology by Robert Bly.

From innovative photo-shoots Palmer reveals some of London’s most classical statues and sculptures that evoke personal representations of the fragility, serenity and the complexity of modern masculinity and its links to the male of yesteryear.  Blended with images depicting the pace and expectation of inner-city modernity, double exposure images are replayed in paint and print creating works that are anchored in history whilst emphasising the pressure on the modern male.

“Art-el Gallery is proud to represent Luke’s work in his principal London exhibition. His shows in Bristol have attracted a diverse range of admirers and collectors and we are delighted to have the pleasure to bring this work to the capital”. 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

The Scottish writer and activist Alistair McIntosh once told me ‘It’s tough to be a young man in this world’ and he was right.

Images of adult manhood given to us by popular culture and mass media appear worn out. The right man, the tough man, the true man, all of which have been force fed to us since birth and are neither accurate nor relevant to the real life of a modern male.

When I recently became a father, my preconceptions of what it meant to be a man were flipped upside down. I found that the irreversible transition between boyhood and manhood had begun and with guidance from a long forgotten fairy tale, my most recent work explores key moments from what is perhaps the most challenging and turbulent time in any man’s life.

The collection of work comprises paintings that juxtapose imagery of London streets and statues of immortalised heroes, double exposure photography and installations that use images of light and death as an allegory for change.  ‘Where is Iron John?’ is a visual representation of a young man dissecting masculinity whilst negotiating the complexities of modern life in the inner city.

BIOGRAPHY

Acerone’s (Luke Palmer) paintings have been exhibited in a number of group and solo shows in his hometown of Bristol, as well as on streets and abandoned buildings in the UK and beyond since the mid 90’s. His recent gallery works are an accumulation of 17 years’ operating as a graffiti artist with the internationally recognised TCF Crew, whilst working as a freelance photographer and lecturer at the City of Bristol College. Blending together experimental photographic techniques, bursts of light and paint, Palmer’s innovative paintings capture the energy and vibrancy of his street based murals directly onto canvas.

Palmer’s mural work can be seen adorning walls in and around the streets of Bristol as well as in many esteemed public institutions and private collections such as the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery, the Tobacco Factory Theatre and the new M-Shed Museum in the regenerated docks area of Bristol.

He has exhibited in two solo shows; ‘Call to Adventure’ at the Colston Hall, Bristol (2010) and ‘Photographiti’ at Friend & Co Gallery (2009) as well as numerous group shows including ‘See no Evil’ the ‘Weapon of Choice’ pop-up gallery (2011), ‘Crimes of Passion’ at the Royal West of England Academy (2009), and he also co-curated ‘Distance Travelled’ & ‘Triple Drop’ at the Centrespace Gallery in 2010 and 2009 respectively.

In 2009 Palmer was the recipient of the first prize award in the ‘Bristol: A Second Look’ photography competition for his unique take on portraying the atmosphere of the city in a single image.

Palmer’s 2011 joint commission with illustrator Andy Council, for the City of Bristol’s flagship ‘People’s Museum’ M-Shed, was critically acclaimed by James Lachno in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, who commented:

‘If a centerpiece exists then it is ‘Window on Bristol’, a huge graffiti-esque picture of Bristol’s buildings as a looming, luminous dinosaur arching over the M-Shed itself, by artists Andy Council and Luke Palmer.

With thanks to Bristol Beer Factory who will be providing the opening night refreshments.

Max ‘Ripo’ Rippon – Signs, fines & Cheap Wines opens 9th August

August 9, 2012

For those of you lucky enough to be in or near San Franciso between the 9th August and the 1st September be sure to drop into the White Walls gallery and check out Ripo’s new collection of work.

Good luck Max hope the exhibition is a massive success.

 

White Walls is pleased to present “Signs, Fines, & Cheap Wines,” the new solo show of Barcelona-based artist Max Rippon aka Ripo. “Signs, Fines & Cheap Wines,” will be Ripo’s first solo exhibition in the U.S. and will feature 25 new works, varying in size from 19×28” to 7’x7’. The opening reception will be Thursday, August 9th, from 7-11pm, and the exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing through September 1st, 2012.

Heavily influenced by sign painting, Ripo creates text-based work with an urban aesthetic, exploring single words and short turns of phrase with a tongue-in-cheek sensibility. Elaborately-drawn fonts, formed with watercolor, ink, graphite, sign painters enamel and oil pastels on delicate handcut paper, allow us to appreciate the aesthetics of the words regardless of their associations.

Fifteen works on paper showcase the malleable shape and form of typography with an energy that feels palpable and dynamic. Using techniques of calligraphy and layering, Ripo crafts letters that appear to jut and curve outside of the page in swift, fluid motion. Bleeding colors and splashes of paint burst beyond the constraints of the page, rendered in incredibly fine detail.

This attention to detail carries over to the artist’s large-scale works, as well. Working with wood, metal, glass, stone and plastic, Ripo replicates the variety of textures he encounters while painting outside, incorporating them as a main visual element. By painting only the negative space of the compositions in white enamel, the natural materials are allowed to play an active role in composing the letters and texts. With a nod to the assemblage art of Rauschenberg, broken mirrors, old signs, scrap metal and other found objects are recontextualized in the work and original tiles from the sidewalks and streets of Barcelona bring an iconic image and texture of the city to San Francisco.

From the Artist:

“I get the most satisfaction when a word fits perfectly to a situation, in expressing something personal that others can relate to.”

Remember What You Stand For opens 2nd August @ Art-el Gallery

August 1, 2012

Art-el Gallery is proud to present ‘Remember what you Stand For’, an exhibition of new paintings and drawings from Brighton based artist and illustrator, Pinky.

The exhibition opens on Thursday 2nd August at 6pm and runs until the 31st August.  The work, including a new screenprint produced for the show, will also be available on the Art-el website following the opening of the exhibition.

Gallery opening times – Thursday & Friday 11:30 to 17:30 and Saturday 12:00 to 16:30

“I make art about life.

Technicolor interpretations of my experience. Explorations of the infinite particular and the iconographic past and present. This moment and how to celebrate it.

On the way I create work for Flip skateboards, Altamont Apparel and Gnu Snowboards. I exhibit in Brighton, Portland, Berlin, London and Hull.

What is sacred to you? What makes your life meaningful? What’s next?

REMEMBER WHAT YOU STAND FOR”  Pinkyvision

www.pinkyvision.com
www.Art-el.co.uk

‘LOADING’ exhibition at the Resistance Gallery 02/08/12

July 24, 2012

An art exhibition will take place at the Resistance Gallery in Bethnal Green, London, on 2 August to raise money for the NAS. The evening will be held by artist and graphic designer, Matthew Doyle of the Raw Meat brand. The “Loading” exhibition is an evening of art dedicated to, and inspired by, video games from the 1970s to present day. Doyle’s own work will be featured along with over 50 other artists; two of whom will be painting live.    

Doyle said: “After unleashing my inner nerd and love for video games, and combining it with my appreciation of the art world, it was inevitable that Loading would be the next Raw Meat exhibition.  

“I decided to hold the event in aid of The National Autistic Society as I’ve seen firsthand the impact autism has on people’s lives. It’s a great to be able to mix business with pleasure and feel like you’re making a difference.”    

In 2010, Doyle was involved in a serious motorbike accident, which left him bed-bound for eight months. In the bed opposite him was an inspirational boy with autism; so much so that as soon as Doyle was back on his feet, he started volunteering at a school for children with autism.

Venue: Resistance Gallery, 265 Poyser Street, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9RF
Date: Thursday 2nd August
Time: 8.00pm
Free Entry

Pinky Solo Exhibition @ Art-el Opens 2nd August 6pm – 9.30pm

July 18, 2012

Coming soon to Art-el, a stunning new collection of paintings and drawing by Pinky in his solo exhibition ‘REMEMBER WHAT YOU STAND FOR’.

 


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