Archive for October, 2012

SHEONE INTERVIEW

October 19, 2012

Just a little taster to get us all in the mood for next Friday!

 

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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/

Own Art Meets ….

October 15, 2012

Own Art recently worked with the team at Axis to produce a series of short films called ‘Own Art meets…’

The films feature individuals who have used the scheme to buy and collect contemporary works of art and craft.  Own Art been everywhere from the Isle of Mull to St.Ives!

The films are featured in the ‘How to Start’ section on our website and are available on ArtPlayer, You Tube and Vimeo.

DANIEL KHAN

Daniel Khan is a first time buyer of contemporary craft.

Over the years his tastes have evolved from liking practical earthenware to preferring Grayson Perry.

He suggests trusting your instinct when you are trying to decide what to buy. For him, there is a great pleasure in owning something that an artist has invested significant, effort and themselves into creating. Daniel wouldn’t have made his purchase without Own Art.

Art-el Gallery is proud to be part of the own art scheme, so why don’t you have a look around the site at www.art-el.co.uk