Posts Tagged ‘Glasgow’
We dropped into the Upfest Gallery last night to check out Epok and Smug’s joint exhibition ‘Deconstruction’. If you haven’t been all ready then head that way as there is some amazing work to gaze over and of course purchase.
Here are a few sample shots
For more pictures check out our flickr set here http://www.flickr.com/photos/27892381@N04/sets/72157629800981928/
And for more information about the artists and the show (which runs until the 10th June) visit the Upfest Gallery web-site) here http://www.upfest.co.uk/
The lovely people of The Recoat Gallery in Glasgow made the trek down this weekend to take in the Mark Lyken opening on Friday night.
They intended to paint at The College on Saturday, but just ended up chilling in the gallery for most of the day and it was really nice for us to have a chat and get to know them.
However they did drop by again yesterday before they headed back and dropped a couple of pieces.
For more pics check out our flickr here
A huge thanks to you both for coming down, looking forward to the next hook up. xx
For more photos check out our flickr set here http://www.flickr.com/photos/27892381@N04/sets/72157629986824807/
We at Art-el have a really good week.
The coming together and opening night of the Pattern Interrupt show has been an absolute blast and has resulted in a what we think is an amazing show, so our thanks and congratulations to Mark Lyken for setting the standards so high with what is Art-el’s first solo show. Feed back has been great and we are over the moon, thanks to everybody who came to see the show this weekend especially the Glasgow crew and Recoat Gallery’s Ali and Amy, who it’s been really good to spend some time with.
All have departed Bristol now and we do genuinely feel a little heavy hearted.
The show is of course on until the 25th May (Thursday & Friday 11.30am to 5.30pm & Saturday 12.00pm to 4.30pm), so if you didn’t make it down this weekend then please do stop by as it really is worth taking in.
The work from the show is now also available to buy on-line here - http://www.art-el.co.uk/collections/mark-lyken
Here of a few shots of the show at it’s various stages.
There will be plenty more photos to come as Joe Clarke, a photographer who has a studio at The College Project has documentated the whole process with still photography and film, he’s off editing those as we speak and we can’t wait to see and share them, thanks again Joe. http://www.joe-clarke.com
Lyken is a Visual Artist & Musician based in Glasgow, Scotland. He was among the first to write Graffiti in Scotland in the 80s & transition to Gallery work. His paintings toy with scale and time, worlds within worlds, chemical universes at a microscopic level. His music reﬂects this same detail, decayed sounds and transmissions shimmer in space, a melodic sea of scientiﬁc musical patterns that chime with that certain universal emotion.
Growing up, his family moved between Scotland & South Africa, never remaining in one place for longer than a year or two. This resulted in quick adaption to new situations, people and opportunities. He drew endlessly as a child and recorded mock radio shows on his Grandad’s reel-to-reel. At sixteen he asked for a drum machine rather than driving lessons for his birthday.
A restless curiosity means he continues to record, travel & exhibit, applying his abstract style to different surfaces & mediums. His Debut album “Bit Rot” is out now on Gamma Proforma.
He still can’t drive.
Which means he’ll be getting the train down to Bristol next week in preperation for his new solo show opening at Art-el of Friday 4th May.
Here’s a little taster of what is to come.
Gamma Proforma – GP2011 Dual Channel’s. Lyken’s ‘Bit Rot’ show at XOYO London with additional live painting footage in East London.
All visuals and music by Lyken. Copyright 2011 Gamma Proforma.
Straight off of the back of a very successful show at The Recoat Gallery in Glasgow, Art-el welcomes Mark Lyken to Bristol with his new show and collection of work ‘PATTERN INTERRUPT’.
It’s gonna a be a good’un so get the date in your diaries now.
Scotland’s Recoat Gallery, Glasgow hosts the UK’s first comprehensive “Graffuturism” Exhibition titled “Rudimentary Perfection”. Mark Lyken has curated an exhibition that pulls together an impressive group of notable international artists linked by their innovative spirit & shared graffiti heritage.
Each of these artists has ventured down unique paths in their post graffiti output & each offers a radical take on expressive, figurative & letter-based abstraction. These works, while differing in approach & execution retain the sense of movement, assured marks & imperfect beauty of graffiti itself.
The participating artists include SheOne, Duncan Jago, Jaybo Monk, Matt W. Moore, Augustine Kofie, Nawer, Morten Andersen, Poesia, Derm and Mark Lyken.
Opening Night. Fri 1st July. 7-10pm
Show runs from 2nd to the 31st July 2011.