Posts Tagged ‘art show’


May 4, 2012

It’s been a surprisingly calm couple of days at Art-el Gallery this week (although in general gallery tradition there will be something that crops up at 5.50pm that sends us all into melt down with 10 minutes to go!)

The show is coming along nicely and is shaping up to be a pretty good one.

The cider arrived from Thatchers yesterday and the guys from the college will be firing up the cob oven to make pizza to sell.

What more could anybody want on a Friday evening?  So pop down down whether it’s for 5 minutes or for the duration to check out this show.  Doors open at 6pm and the evening goes on until 9.30pm.

And if you can’t make it tonight the show is on until the 25th May.

The College, Marksbury Road, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 5JJ.

Here’s a little taster (without giving too much away).

Crimes of Passion

April 3, 2012

In the spring of 2009 nearly 50 of Bristol’s best known and most successful graffiti and street artists invaded the city’s oldest and grandest gallery, the Royal West Of England Academy (RWA).  It was a brave gamble allowing the art to be spray directly onto the walls of the Academy, but a gamble that paid of as record numbers attended and it was hailed as the show of the year.

Here’s a little reminder of what it was all about.

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.

Rudimentary Perfection – Recoat Gallery, Glasow 01/07/11

June 27, 2011

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.

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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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.


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’.

Pedro Matos – Reality Show, 3rd June, Lisbon

May 13, 2010

Completely self-taught, Pedro Matos first picked up a paint brush at the age of 16, now at still only 20 his work work is outstanding and in great demand.  His multi-layered work on canvas using oil, acrylic and aerosol paints is truly outstanding and his charcoal sketches are equally as beautiful.  To truly appreciate the skill that Pedro has nurtured through his determination and dedication his work needs to be seen in the flesh, and for those of you who find themselves in Lisbon at the start of June, have the opportunity to do just that.  Montana Shop and Gallery in Lisbon is hosting Pedro’s solo exhibiton, ‘Reality Show’ which opens on the 4th June 2010.

This solo show is not the only thing that has been keeping Pedro busy, his talent has caught the eye of designer Ralph Lauren who has invited him to to be involved in the project “Art Stars” along side artists such as Herakut, Alexone, Case, L’Atlas, Microbo, ROA, Sten & Lex, Zosen.  Each artist has been requested to decorate a star made of denim, each of which will then be showcased in a Raulph Lauren or Polo Jeans shop, and later in November for a collective exhibition in London.

Pedros work can also be found on the street, he uses a combination of paint and paste-ups of his charcoal sketches to great effect and it is this which has also found him involved in the Living Walls Conference in Atlanta in July, an event focusing street art  and its role in engaging public spaces.

All this and a print being launched soon too.

Well deserved recognition Pedro, we are extremely happy for you.

3rd Eye Exhibition opening 30th March

March 23, 2010

Check it out if you’re about!

Eelus – ‘The Colour Out Of Space’, 25th Feb-6th Mar

February 10, 2010

It’s looking to be a pretty huge year for Eelus, he’s been hard at it getting ready for his forthcoming debut London show.  Be sure to check it out and whet your whistles!

Show Flyer featuring the piece 'Dress Up'

Here is a little taster of the delights that await.

'Lung Mixture'