Posts Tagged ‘Stencil’


May 8, 2008

It’s the long awaited day that Adam Koukoudakis’ canvases go up on the site.  Here are a few pictures taken at Adam’s studio of him hand finishing and signing the canvases.  The canvases will be drip fed onto the site, starting from the post of this blog, so good luck to everybody who’s after one of these little gems.


April 25, 2008






“I fell in love with a video nasty”





The Fair Trade Gallery, Brighton’s truly independent creative space is proud to present the powerful iconic work of Pam Glew, one of the cities most exciting and innovative artistic talents.


Working directly on vintage fabric and American flags and inspired by her love of obscure horror movies, she pays with our notion of paranoia, attraction and the ‘American Dream’.


Expect to see portraits of actresses in horror films made by dying and bleaching vintage national flags, alongside stitched text based work made with gold thread. Her popular ‘fear’ series on pages of horror books will be on display, which were recently shown in an International Street Art show in Hollywood, Los Angeles.


The exhibition runs every weekend in May.

Further info is available at




“I fell in love with a video nasty”  Pam Glew solo show


Fair trade Gallery

26 Montague Place, Kemp Town,






Mob: 07990 511 576


2 – 25 May Open Friday, Saturday & Sundays (2-4th, 9-10th, 16-18th, 23-25th)


V for Very well deserved

April 19, 2008

We arrived in Shoreditch at around 3pm on Wednesday and there was already a queue of very cold looking Nick Walker devotees congregating outside the Black Rat Press for the show print.

On Thursday evening we made our way to the exhibition guided in by red vandal balloons tied to lamposts down Shoreditch High Street.  When we finally got in the first piece on the wall was the coveted Life’s Too Short print and what a print it is, with its glitter and varnish finish it looks quite something.   Worth a 30 hour hour wait in the cold? ……….. probably! 

The work on canvas was equally impressive, as expected.  The ‘vandal’ had obviously been a busy boy.  Tokyo, Vandal Atlantic Airways, the US even a couple of rats (could they be Banksy’s? ……. you decide!) have suffered for the sake of the vandals creativity.

The intricacy of the stencil work is amazing and certainly pulled in the crowds, the place was rammed, the red dots flew up and it was great to see Nick getting the recognition he deserves and has grafted for.  I’m sure the signature hat adorning stag who overlooked the evenings proceedings agrees!

A big congratulations to Nick and to The Black Rat Press for putting on a great show.

The exhibition runs for 2 weeks so get down there and have a browse, but don’t expect to be able to buy anything!

For more information see

Spring News from the Art-el Crew

March 16, 2008

Hello you crazy cats.

After a couple of months in rehab in the depths of rural wilderness, Art-el is back with a bang. Emerging from the debris is a new web-site and new artists as well as lots of new, warm and sticky delights from the original Art-el crew. Unleashing fresh new sheet from incoming new artists which include ….

• Bristol based artist & femme fatale, Dora, who in the last few years has turned her back on life in the smoke to bring a fresh, feminine style to the streets of Bristol. Her pieces on reclaimed wood are nicely nicely, so check them out.
• The weird and wonderful world of Jason Atomic and his brand new limited edition set of tart cards.
• London based legendary typographer extraordinaire Sheone with limited edition works from his new Slogan series.
• The man of the moment and coincidently the man they couldn’t hang, SPQR, with his first screen printed edition of his very well received ‘Fifth Man’ image. Screen printed on a hand finished background. Plus a sprinkling of limited work on canvas.
• New prints from up and coming subversive street meddler and magician, the man that always sleeps alone , Motorboy!!
• Delightful, feminine and wife friendly (on 2nd thoughts!) prints from Art-el’s baby of the party, Ria Hill or should that be down-right dirty and erotic Rudie Red?

And new work from the existing crew which will include ….

New work on silk and canvas, plus paintings on some, ridiculously expensive ‘magic’ paper” from Mr Jago. Prints from Brian Jones, Dr.D and STOT and new work on American flags from Pam Glew.

And of course there is still work available from the usual suspects, Misteraitch, Adam Koukoudakis, Ben Frost, Simon Lovelace and Eelus.

All this plus we are currently in talks with some other very exciting artists so ……

Watch this space!