Archive for February, 2009

Art-el Newz (& Stuff)

February 13, 2009

We would like to extend a very warm welcome to Art-el’s newest recruit, Illjoseph.

Green Tile

Green Tile

We are excited to introduce this hot young prospect who is currently making waves, bringing to it a wide range of unique, original works in a medley of mediums and styles. Born in Gosport but now living & working in Brighton he’s as content skating as he is painting and is a major player in the Southsea skate scene. You can find a great interview in the latest online publication of

Audrey Sketch

Audrey Sketch

We really do think that this guy is something else, so check out his work at and if what we have isn’t enough for you then be sure to check out his website to

Two more Art-el artists both living & working in Brighton are busy bees at the moment with Ben Allen currently enjoying a successful show at the Ink’d Gallery in Brighton & Pam Glew has her first solo London show opening on the 5th of March at the wonderful Stella Dore Gallery.

There are still a few Richt prints up for grabs, don’t miss out on this little bargain, get on line and get yours now.

Here at Art-el we do appreciate that these are pretty tough times at the moment, if there is something that takes your fancy on the site but just can’t afford to purchase it outright, please don’t be shy, contact us at and we are sure that we can come to an arrangement.

For those of you in or around Bristol, don’t forget to check out The Friend & Co Gallery at 8 The Promenade, Gloucester Road, Bristol. Mr Jago’s solo show opened there this week and if you are a fan of his work then you have to go and check it out. He has painted the whole shop and it looks “magical” as heard described on the opening night. The show can be viewed 24/7 as it will be lit at night offering the nicest vista into the world of Mr Jago’s work. The show closes on the 4th March.

A print is to be made from the painting and will be available to purchase soon at the gallery or on-line at Also available is a one colour screen print in an edition of 15, priced at £40 and a tote bag printed with the same image priced at £12.

Jago print and bag

Jago print and bag

Mr Jago Solo Show – Opens Tonight

February 11, 2009

Well Mr Jago has been a very busy boy this week preparing for his Bristol solo show “Keep From Going Under” at The Friend & Co Gallery that opens at 7pm this evening.


We are sure Mr Jago fans will not be disappointed, if you can’t make it to the opening this evening the show runs until the 4th March.

Sneak preview

Sneak preview

We for sure can not wait to see the finished product as it was already looking stunning on Sunday and it still had quite a way to go.

Do you know what it is yet?

Do you know what it is yet?

NEW RICHT PRINT – ‘Triangulars’

February 4, 2009


Hot Off The Press

It is with great pleasure that we bring to you a brand new and exclusive & very small edition print by Richt. His style with its clean lines, often depicting triangles, swans and faces, is fresh and distinctive and this hand pulled screenprint is representative of that.

Available now at the print is in a very limited edition of 25 with 4 hand coloured ap’s.

There’s no doubt that Richt & the ‘What’ Collective are gaining huge momentum not just in Bristol but far afield. They had their own ‘sell out cell’ at the first 12 Days of Xmas Show in 2007 and stole the show once again in 2008 with their own room, ‘Installations & General Vandalism’. They have also just closed the doors to a show at The Friend & Co Gallery in Bristol.

In 2008 Rich also painted at the second ‘Cans’ festival as well as other Summer events with the like’s of Bristol’s Community Festival and Glostonbury. Richt has also taken part in numerous group shows in both the UK & Europe.

With the ‘What’ boys also painting & creating installations for the prestigious RWA (Royal West of England Academy) as part of the groundbreaking & eagerly anticipated ‘Street Art in Bristol’ exhibition (22nd Mar – 2nd May). We will definitely be seeing a lot more of him in the future, with ’09 shaping nicely on both a personal level also with the ‘WHAT’ crew.

Richt is 27, apparently that is the time in a mans life where his metabolism slows down and he becomes fat.

Richt is watching his weight…………WHAT