“Crossing Borders” Group Exhibition
March 31, 2012 through April 5, 2012
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An exclusive limited hand ﬁnished screenprint by female street artist Kashink will be released at the gallery during the opening night.
David Shillinglaw, Klone, Ben Slow and Inkie will be in attendance during the opening which will also include a live paint performance.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
“Crossing Borders” Group Exhibition
•Dal was born in Beijing, China in 1984 and is currently based in Cape Town, South Africa. He studied sculpture at the Institute of Fine Arts. The tactile quality of his three-dimensional work is complimented by the gestural approach and ribbon-like structure of forms in his works on canvas.
•Stinkﬁsh was born in Bogotá, Colombia. Drawing inspiration from all things that make a city tick, he turns faces of unsuspecting people into vibrant portraits full of energetic emotion. With work created on reclaimed surfaces such as vintage record covers, magazines and metal shelving, his work cleverly mixes beauty and grit. Using a color palate that captures the ﬂavor of the South American streets.
•Faith 47 was born in Cape Town, South Africa. Her images reconstruct lost objects, broken-down cars, old factories and dusty side roads of forgotten towns. She investigates how humans interact with their environment, what scratches and memories they leave behind
•Otto Schade was born in Concepcion, Chile. He uses his ribbons to compose beautifully intricate images, often referencing popular culture. However, he also creates more thought-provoking works that resonate with deep and symbolic meaning. Schade has forged a reputation as one of London’s foremost street artists.
•Martin Whatson was born in Oslo, Norway in 1984. He has a continuous urge to search for beauty in what is commonly dismissed as ugly, out of style or simply left behind. He looks for inspirations in city landscapes and old soon to be demolished buildings. This interest for decay has helped develop his style, motives and composition and he enjoys creating either unity or conﬂict between materials and motives. His latest solo show in Tokyo, Love Tour, sold out pre and during the opening night.
•David Walker was born in UK. Working in portraiture, painting freehand, yet using only spray paint and without the aid of brushes, David has developed a signature multi-layered style. Walker’s work brilliantly marries both street and ﬁne art. His use of ‘lowbrow’, contemporary materials and deliberate references to the worst excesses of grafﬁti juxtapose the classical portrait style to disarming effect.
•David Shillinglaw was born in Saudi Arabia but has always lived in London. His work moves between street and studio, from small hand made books, to paintings on canvas, and large scale wall murals. He has enjoyed applying his ﬁne art practice to a number of other contexts, which range from theatre set designs, to album cover design.
•Fin Dac was born in Cork, Eire. In a relatively short urban art career, he has deﬁned and perfected an atypical paint/stencil style that ignores the accepted visual language of street art almost completely - He calls it Urban Aesthetics (a modern-day take on the 19th century art movement).
•Ben Slow was born in London, UK. He uses a synthesis of spray paint, emulsions, acrylics, inks and markers to create a unique style that blends ﬁne art portraiture and photo-realism with his trademark chaotic drips and bursts of paint. These varied techniques create a style that is rich in texture and high in energy.
•Snik was born in Rutland, UK. Working with delicate techniques of textures and layering, Snik’s compositions are regarded as ﬁne art with urban roots. His work consist of an intense build of eight to nine layers of spray with darkness pushing stencil art in a new direction.
•Joseph Loughborough was born in Portsmouth, UK. He spent his formative years playing in the derelict boatyards and creeks of Portsmouth. Honesty, expressionism and possibly exorcism can be read from his impulsive and intuitive rapid-ﬁre mark making, which strive to grasp a comprehension of our human condition. Questions are frequently asked of the viewer about how we interpret our oft-untold fears and desires.
•Klone was born in Harkov, Ukraine. He is a master of reinvention, having deﬁned and redeﬁned his creative scope with bodies of work that ranged in years from black and white abstraction to earthy illustration and his current stark watercolor works on paper. Klone has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions at Speak Easy, Tel Aviv, Fresh Paint Art Fair, Tel Aviv, GO Gallery, Amsterdam, Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles, Anno Domini Gallery, San Jose, Helenbeck Gallery, Nice, Inoperable Gallery, Vienna and Urban Angel, London, amongst others
•Banksy was born in Bristol, UK. He will be featured with some iconic secondary market pieces.
•Inkie was born in Bristol, UK. He has been a dominant force on the urban art scene for over 20 years. Originally from Bristol but now an adopted Londoner, Inkie has turned his artistic affections to graphic and clothing design as well as a full-time role as Head of Creative Design at SEGA.
For information on current, past and upcoming shows, visit www.mystreetartgallery.com For additional information and press materials on this show, please contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org and +33 649431423.