Posts Tagged ‘Lyken’

Team Recoat visit Art-el @ The College

May 7, 2012

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/

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Mark Lyken – Pattern Interrupt

May 6, 2012

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

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MARK LYKEN STUDIO PICTURES

April 30, 2012

As his new solo show ‘Pattern Interrupt’ opening approaches, our friends at Recoat Gallery visited Mark Lyken in his Glasgow studio to see how the preparations were going.

Here are some photos they took whilst they were there, you may spot some corners of the new works as you look through them.

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We are expecting the the new collection of work to arrive on Tuesday, closely followed by Mark himself, who will then be given complete control of the gallery, watch this space for more tit bits as things progress.

MARK LYKEN TASTER

April 26, 2012

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.

MARK LYKEN 4th – 25th May

March 25, 2012

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.

http://www.lykenlove.com

http://www.art-el.co.uk/collections/mark-lyken

Art-el Gallery News

March 14, 2012

So last weekend we spent all of Saturday taking down the gallery and re-hanging it with lots of new goodness for people to feast their eyes upon, including some outstanding new work by american artist RIPO, these will soon be up on the web-site too.

Here’s a little taster, but drop by and see us we’re open Thursday and Friday 11.30am to 5.30pm and Saturday 12.00pm to 4.30pm and we’ve got  the coffee pot on.

New RIPO pieces.

Newly hung wall featuring the 1890's commissioned fireplace, painted by Paris

This will be the last re-shuffle now until our exciting exhibition schedule takes of in May.

First up Scottish artist, Lyken who has just finished making waves with a massively successful solo show in Glasgow, we’ve seen the pictures and if they’re anything to go by then you’ll want to be catching this show – opening night 4th May.

Next up is English writer Erms / Ermone who will be joing us from Paris (his current place of residence).  He has some pretty exciting ideas for the space so you’re not going to wanting to miss this one either.

ERMS

The opening night for this show is the 1st June which co-incides with the start of the Bristol Biennial, so this won’t be any normal gallery opening as there will also be live music and entertainment, to include Kev the poet and the Triangulators (full details to follow).

Ladies love the summer and this summer we are loving the ladies.  The 29th of June sees the opening of a joint show with Fran Williams and Leanne Ellis, two very different styles but both extremly beautiful.

Fran Williams, new work "Call To Mind". Available at the AAF, Battersea, London 15-18 March

 

Leanne Ellis new work "Intention"

Bringing Brighton to Bristol in August, Pinky opens his solo show on the 3rd.  Psychedlic wonderment!

Pinky in Bristol @ See No Evil 2011

So peeps, get those dates in your diaries, it’s good times a head!

 

Mark Lyken – The Lonliness Machines

March 5, 2012

For his first solo show Mark Lyken worked intensely to create a series of original paintings, a mural and a piece of music that explored his own and other’s feelings on our growing reliance and usage of social media websites, here are a selection of photographs from the opening night on the 10th February 2012. 

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Mark Lyken will be exhibiting with Art-el later this year.

Friday 10th February – Recoat Gallery, Glasgow

February 7, 2012

MARK LYKEN SOLO SHOW OPENING – “THE LONELINESS MACHINES”

Throughout January Mark Lyken, has been Resident at Recoat Gallery, creating an installation & a series of original paintings for his solo exhibition.

The show will consist of a series of new works which he describes as “Abstract Meditations on the Digital World.”

As our interactions and communications become progressively more mediated and facilitated by technology, our connections to one another seem increasingly fragile. As we become increasingly connected through personal technology and social networks are we becoming alienated from each other and ourselves?

He will create a mural in the space and compose a piece of music that will be available for free download from Gamma Proforma from the opening onwards ( www.gammaproforma.com/lonelinessmachines ). 

The exhibition will open 7-10pm on 10th February and runs 12-6pm Tues to Sun until 4th March.

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