Posts Tagged ‘Dr.D’

69 Show Opens

March 11, 2009

The hard work paid off. After another frantic day of hanging the doors have finally opened to Bristol’s newest Gallery.

The art and the space were very well received and the venue was busy all evening, music played and beer flowed. In neighbouring units there were cyclists, live art and a burlesque fan dancer so plenty for all too see.

The show is open for the next 6 weeks so if you couldn’t make it last night there is still a chance to catch the show at 131-133 Wilder Street, St Pauls, Bristol open Wednesday – Saturday 11am to 7pm and Sunday 11am – 4 pm.

A big thanks to everybody that worked so hard in making this show possible, all the artists, Paul, Anabel, Sean Phil, Sam, Damian, Red Bull and to everybody that showed up and those that plan to.

69 Show Comes Together

March 10, 2009

What a day.

The day started at 11ish, laying out the art work where we intended to hang it. The art went up, and came back down again, got moved, went up and came back down again. This happened for most of the morning and well into the afternoon.

Then after a red bull or two, not only did we get wings but some inspiration too and the pieces started flying up. 12 hours later most of the show was hung, phew.

Looking forward to putting the finishes touches together tomorrow and throwing open those doors.

Coming Together

Coming Together

New Gallery To Hit Bristol

March 8, 2009

Well this is the week that the all brand new Wilder Street Gallery throws open is doors to the public. Located at 131-133 Wilder Street, St Pauls Bristol, he building, Co2Zero, is a work of art in itself. The scheme is heavily ECO biased and is the first zero carbon live/work developement in the UK.

We have been working very hard co-curating the opening group show “69”.

69 group show flyer

69 group show flyer

Opening night is on Tuesday the 10th of March namely because this happens to be the 69th day of the year, featuring artists including Mr Jago, Inkie, Joeseph Loughborough, Dr.d and Brian Jones. There will also be a live music set and other visual delights.

The show is supporting the Terence Higgins Trust with 10% of sales from the show being donated.

THE GALLERY

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Art-el Xmas Newz

December 17, 2008

Xmas Newz

 

First and foremost we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and New Year, and thank you all for taking the time to check us out and support ourselves and the Art-el artists in 2008. We will be mixing it up in ’09 with more work as ever from new and established names.

For those of you who are regular visitors to http://www.Art-el.co.uk you may have noticed the recent site activity.

In the last week we have introduced two new artists:

First up we are delighted to work with and bring you the work of Pinky, another product of Hull’s seemingly endless academy of writers. He has been an inspiration and mentor to many well known faces in the current contemporary street art & illustrative scenes. Now living and working in Brighton his work remains uniquely original, fresh and constantly innovative, encompassing everything from his groundbreaking freestyle paper cuts through to watercolours with many stops in between.

Next work from a relatively new kid on the block Dan Kitchener who boasts a mean cv. Kicking right off with a completely hand painted edition titled ‘The Fallen’ available in two different colour-ways & in very limited editions of 25 of each. The amount of work involved in these does make the price of £65 incredibly reasonable. So either treat a loved one or go crazy and treat yourself.

Also currently available from MrH for a limited period only – The Ang-azing Ga-gy Jee-gus on canvas, a real one off, plus new prints from the mistress of billboard manipulation Dr.D & brand new paintings from the master of Scrawl Mr Jago alongside current work from all of the usual suspects.

We also have a whole new book section, complete with the most talked about publication of this year – Children of the Can, a comprehensive 25 year history of graffiti art in Bristol by Felix Braun who really has nailed it. With sections on, and interviews with 3D, Nick Walker, Banksy, Inkie, Paris and Xenz, (and many many more) even if you don’t live in Bristol this is a coffee table must have.

Catch you all in 2009, have a good’un.

All@Art-el

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Dr.D

October 13, 2008

Here’s the latest offering from our friend the doctor!

Summer News

June 11, 2008

Summer News

Oi Oi
Note to self: Make mail out’s short and punchy.
Note from accounts: Rant & Waffle for England as these things cost $0.20 per recipient.
Yes folks we’ve reached the heady heights of the British summer so make haste with the sandbags & waders, come on, jump aboard the venga bus we’re off to high ground.
The Art-el ‘Happy Bus’ are pleased to announce that our numbers are growing and the resistance is strong.
First up is Mr Will Barass, the quintessential Englishman, never happier than when relaxing to the sound of leather on willow.
Will Barras is an illustrator and artist living and working in London. Born in Birmingham in 1973 he spent his formative years in Bristol. The subject matter is readily familiar, but captured in a manner that seems to jar time and space with absent mindedness, inattention and an evocative sense of exploration.
A founding member of the ‘Scrawl Collective’, Will has courted success worldwide and his latest solo show titled ‘’An Absolute Shower’’ has just opened to rave reviews at the Carmichael Gallery in LA.
Next up another man of prodigious talent and impeccable manners, a man whose work has stunned us for some time now and we are cock a hoop to bring you the work of ChinaMike (or dynamite) whichever rolls from ones tongue best. His work is so technically well executed that many pass his work by, thinking it’s just the ‘same old’ lazy photoshop! How wrong they are, this lad has the skills to pay the bills. Painting with a brush so damn fine that I can only best describe as ‘five eyelashes’ bound together, creating lines and detail that is so minutiae that it burns your retinas just watching him paint. As he stopped for coffee last week the sound of his bones cracking rang round the studio as his body unfurled ‘fern like’ from his painting hunch. Like a fool I interjected with a ‘How long do you reckon each piece takes China?’ He turned to me poker faced and politely said that he ‘didn’t like to think about it’!!
We start up with a few originals and some brand new screen prints in the next week or so.
China’s work has been showcased recently for painting Let Them Hang’s ‘First Great Weston’ a tribute & props to Screen One’s print guru Paul Weston. Trumpeting the 40 plus years of printing from the man that hand pulled many of the early works by Banksy & Nick Walker and many many more.
There’s always room for a right royal ball’s up so here goes. The northern sage & wit known to most as Misteraitch consigned us some prints for the 12 Days of Xmas show with the intention of the unsold ones going straight onto Art-el…………………….so here you have it folks with a mere 200 day’s till Xmas we give you the heads up on these two little festive beauties titled ‘The Ang-azing Ga-gy Jee-gus’ & ‘Peace’……..sorry Aitch.
Fresh out of North Londinium, and smuggled along the snake that is the M4, comes work from the ever creative, workaholic and insomniac that is Adam Koukoudakis. Having emerged from his most creative year to date Adz has again hit the floor running and turning heads all the while. At ease with a plethora of mediums as well as his very own unique CMYK paintings.
 

Having recently sold out in shows in Bristol & Japan the niche is being carved. He has recently put to bed the loveable Cheeky F**kin Pigz characters and in his latest body of work the artist also bids farewell to the Father n’ Son series, with the unleashing of another step into a new medium of collaged comic, plus a new Art-el favourite in the ‘Stencils are for Cu… series!
New work from Brighton’s brightest, bright young thing, Pam Glew who has had a whirlwind start to 2008 showing at a group show in LA, followed by her recent smash show at the Fair Trade Gallery, Brighton. Expect some very limited edition screen prints, more of the hugely popular ‘Red Fear’ stencil series and something of a first at Art-el……………….embroidery!
June brings us our first in house print from the master of the doodle, Scrawl founding member and the font of all Jedi wisdom, Mr Jago. The print titled ‘So Much’ is an edition of 123 and weighs in at 100 pounds sterling. His new free flowing ‘abstract mental, experimental sheite’ (his words not ours) is going down a storm and along with his much in demand originals things are building nicely towards his London solo show in the Autumn.
Incoming for June/July we will be mixing it up with work from Graham ‘Paris’ & his trusty partner in crime Milk who both featured in the recent documentary ‘Tags to Riches’ which was shown on Sky & ITV.
A new and exclusive screen print from one of our favourite street urchins K-Guy & originals & new work by the talented man from steel city known as Tom Hine, whom we’re waiting to mend, after throwing himself out of a paraglider…………….no shit, proper spacky blue cast to boot. Get well soon.
All this merriment and still yet to mention man of the moment Motorboy, the much lauded Brian Jones, ever increasingly talked of as the new ‘pop artist’ of a generation. The wonder of the female form, celebrated in contrasting yet intriguing styles by the sassy & lovable pair Dora and Ria Hill. Throw in the likes of Aussies Simon Lovelace & Ben Frost and another of our favourite street renegades Dr D and the mad old world of Jason Atomic and it really is a creative hive.
As ever a huge Art-el big love to all those that have supported, patronized, heckled, helped, harassed, stalked, shafted, buttered, bribed, bruised and generally amused us in our fledgling venture thus far. Late nights, opening nights and monster hangovers, to the folk we’ve burned and boozed with x.
 

To the artists, whose show it is, we merely try to conduct. God bless em, someone has to!
We’re out, All@art-el
 

Spring Newzzzz

April 14, 2008

Yellow

Just a quick newsletter to bring you bang up to date with what has, is and will be going on over the next few weeks and months.

With just a moment’s reflection it was wicked that (man of the moment) SPQR’s first print release sold out in super quick time, so a huge thanks to everyone who ordered, not only the print but weighed in buying work from all artists featured on the site and of course thanks to the artists.

On the same tip, a huge shout to Nick Walker, Pam Glew, Adam Koukoudakis and Brian Jones who have all enjoyed success in LA in recent months.

(Note to self, shut up and get on with it)

We are pleased to hear that Mr Koukoudakis has just put the finishing touches to a nice edition on canvas of the image that has proved to be his most popular to date, Cheeky F**ckin’ Pigs!

Add to the mixer 4 new pieces of ‘utter loveliness’ on wood, from the little cockney diamond known as Dora.  She will soon be launching www.okdora.com, which will document her work, both indoor and out and generally ‘Dora’ things up.

Seems like Jago has gone abstract mental, he’s really dropping some fresh works now that he’s up and running in his new studio space. We will be putting up a new canvas more sweet originals on fancy paper.

There are another 6 SPQR 5th Man studies available which will grace the site for a mere 3 seconds very soon.

Looking forward to the sunny end of spring we have new and old pieces from Graham Paris (TCF Crew, Wet Shame, Kuilddosh and legendary typographer), along with new works from K-Guy and originals and prints from a number of the South West’s finest.

ALL new work will be released on a totally random basis i.e. when the insomnia is bad it could be 2am which would suit those not adhering to GMT!

Rock Steady

All@art-el

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