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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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New prints by EKO

May 24, 2013

EKO’s solo show Brother Dolomite is now open and in full swing at Art-el Gallery but is only open until the 7th June so if you haven’t been to check it out already, hurry down, the clock is ticking.

Co-LAB
2-4 Fairfax Street
Bristol
BS1 3DB

The show prints are now available to purchase from the Art-el on-line gallery.  Priced at £45.00 they A3 in size and in a limited edition of 30, signed and numbered by the artist.

More work from the show will be released shortly, so please watch this space.

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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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BROTHER DOLOMITE – NEW WORK BY EKO

May 5, 2013
Art-el Gallery are proud to present revered artist Eko, and to unveil his latest retrospective work, the eagerly anticipated ‘Brother Dolomite’ collection.Eko’s newest and original range of mixed media artwork features canvas boards and papers as well as a fanzine and exclusive exhibition screen print.

‘The ‘Brother Dolomite’ collection affords viewers an almost long-lost insight into yesteryear’s pastoral psychedelia movement. Whilst reanimating this civil yet corroded and largely undiscovered artistic spate, Eko’s renderings create a micro cosmos of imagery that’s brilliantly bound by the ethereality of a seemingly prodigal yet precious past.

Brother Dolomite
Artel Gallery @ Co-LAB
2-4 Fairfax Street
Bristol
BS1 3DB
Opening Reception Friday 17th May 6-9pm

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Erms & Eko at Recoat Gallery, Glasgow

November 1, 2012
Recoat Gallery presents “Bricks & Sticks & Mortar”, the first duo exhibition from international artists Erms and Eko.

 

Title: Bricks & Sticks & Mortar

 

Opens: Friday 2nd November 2012 7-10pm

Runs: Saturday 3rd November till Sunday 2nd December 2012

Open from Tuesday to Sunday 12pm- 6pm

 

Contact Information: Amy Whiten or Alistair Wyllie  Tel: 0141 341 00 69
Email: info@recoatdesign.com

 

Address: Recoat Gallery • 323 North Woodside Road • Glasgow • G20 6ND

 

EXHIBITION OVERVIEW:

 

“Bricks & Sticks & Mortar” opens at Recoat on the 2nd of November, a joint show from internationally exhibited artists, Eko and Erms. With more than 20 years’ experience within the UK graffiti scene, this exhibition will be their first show together. Their shared history, respect for each other’s work and the similar themes that run through their pieces, brings them together for this important exhibition.

 

With deep roots in classical graffiti tradition, the pair explore new graphical possibilities beyond the constraints of lettering alone. Drawing inspiration from their environments, their pieces have a dream-like feel, each exploring a unique graphic universe, with fairytale landscapes and unfamiliar constructions that hint at their internal worlds.

 

The show is a collection of brand new originals. The pair will be creating murals at Recoat, aswell as producing a collaborative limited edition risograph print and a limited edition zine that will be available for sale throughout the show.

 

Exhibition runs till the 2nd of Dec open 12-6pm Tues to Sun.

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.

Dicy Solo Show @ King of Paint

April 2, 2012

Friday night saw the opening of Dicy’s solo show at the King of Paint.  Unfortunately we couldn’t make it on the Friday, but it would seem that it was a good and busy night.

We did drop by to take in the show on Saturday and it would seem that Dicy has really pushed himself for this one.  The collection of new work is stunning and it was good to see some dots scattered around the gallery.  The show is on in  conjnction with launch of a signed and numbered, limited edition publication by Dicy called ‘Wall to Wall’, a celebration of Dicy’s works on cnavas from 1998 to 2011.

All round a thoroughly enjoyable feast of abstract colourism for the eyes.  Drop in and check it out if you’re out and about down town, you won’t regret it.  The show is on until the 21st April, more information at www.kopgallery.com

Here are a few snaps from the show for more visit out flickr set – http://www.flickr.com/photos/27892381@N04/sets/72157629357277944/

 

Come & Join The Future – Paris Solo Show

May 20, 2011

We dropped by the King Of Paint last night to take in the new solo show from Paris – ‘Come and Join the Future’.

The new collection of work sees Paris taking a  brightly coloured journey into abstractism, it is colourful, fun and, judging by the red dots going up .. popular.

The show opens to the public at 7.30pm this evening so …. Go and join the Future we think you’ll like it!

Here’s a little taster.

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For more photos go to

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27892381@N04/sets/72157626759941202/

And of course The Deaner Show opens at the Upfest Gallery in Bedminster tonight, plenty of time to fit both shows in though.

Also as part of The Deaner Show there will be live painting taking place in the Vector Car Park on Raleigh Road (off North Street, opposite The Tobacco Factory) over the weekend.

PARIS SOLO SHOW OPENING FRI 20th MAY

May 19, 2011

For over 20 years Graham Dews has built up an extensive and diverse body of work under the graffiti pseudonym PARIS, producing hand crafted letter forms, graffiti art and graphics for the design, music, film and fashion industries.

Joined by the other members of TCF (Twentieth Century Frescoes Crew, the seminal UK aerosol art team), he went on to paint hundreds of graffiti masterpieces and burners throughout the UK as well as collaborate with artists from around the world, including France, Switzerland, Spain and Germany.

As with his graffiti, Graham is continually pushing his art work in new directions. His digital work ranges from stylised logos and fonts, to dynamic patterns and limited edition prints and posters as well as canvas, printed fabrics and the ultimate surface of the city streets.

Friday the 20th May brings Paris to the King Of Paint shop and gallery space in Bristol where he will be showing his newest creations to the public in his solo show ‘Come and Join the Future’.

http://www.grahamdews.com/

CRIMES OF PASSION

March 17, 2009

If you only get to one exhibition this year, make it this one at the Royal West Of England Academy in Bristol, a major show of new work by the city’s best known and most successful graffiti and street artists and is the first show of its kind in the city since the Arnolfini’s groundbreaking 1985 show, Graffiti Art.

Celebrating Bristols rich and diverse contemporary scene, which has nurtured many of the UK’s most successful graffiti and street artists, including 3D, Inkie, Banksy, Nick Walker, Sickboy and TCF Crew, and continues to be a breeding ground for a wealth of exceptional creative talent.

We have been lucky enough to have visited the venue to watch the work being thrown up and it is going to be a killer of a show. It opens on Friday night and and is open for 6 weeks so get along.


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