David Elia’s Showroom in Soho London

Brazilian artist David Elia has opened his own showroom in Lexington Street in Soho, London. David is already in The Francois Pinault Collection, Sir Elton John Collection, The Paula Cussi Collection, The MAD Museum of New York, The Musée des Arts Décoratifs and many other prominent collections.

Brazilian artist has also collaborated with Nodus Rugs for the Milan Design Week and will also be featured at the Arte Monte Carlo April 29th and 30th.

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“I feel that without cultural hybridization, the world we live in would not be anywhere near as interesting and integrated as it is today. By studying this phenomenon through iconography and material culture we can better understand how the melting pot of cultures from Europe, Africa and Asia shaped modern day Brazil as well as other countries worldwide.”

David Elia Design is located at 25 Lexington Street W1F 9AG
Monday through Friday 9am-6pm http://www.davidelia.com
Weekends by appointment : info@davidelia.com

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“BELLA MIA” Hunto’s Exhibition @ cre8GALLERY

Hunto Exhibition

ArtBabel London is proud to present ‘BELLA MIA‘ Hunto’s exhibition at the Hackney Wick cre8 Gallery.

The exhibition will run from 21st November 2013.

We look forward to seeing new stunning artworks from this talented and eclectic Italian artist.

For Further Information about the artist check out Artbabel Interview with him and Hunto‘s website.

Who’s Who: Interview with Graffiti Artist Hunto

Hunto is an Italian Graffiti Artist based in London. Born in 1982 in Brindisi, South of Italy, he loves depicting wonderful images of love, sex and twisted bodies, which have significant cubist echoes. His works are in different cities such as Milan, Rome, London and Berlin. He describes artistic creation as a kind of spontaneous ‘urge’ he possesses since he was a child.

Enjoy the Photogallery with his main works and a Brief Interview whit him!

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Let’s jump back to your childhood. How did your passion for art begin?

It was born with me.

Your works have strong cubist inspiration and your works are echoes of great artists such as Picasso and Braque. Why this stylistic choice?

It’s not a proper choice. That ‘s what I do, this is HUNTO. I do not know why. Certainly Picasso was one of the first books I flipped through the pages during my childhood. This artist has always fascinated me a lot.

Many of your works represent scenes of eros between men and women (sketches such as ‘Adam and Eve’, ‘Flirting’ or ‘Before having sex’). Why did you choose this topic?

It’s not a proper choice. When I paint I can hardly think about a specific topic, it just come out, it’s all very spontaneous and I enjoy it at the same time. Love, sex and family are my most frequent topics, but not always there is a message behind my works.

Do you have a muse in particular?

I think I unintentionally create my own muse in my paintings…

How do you usually choose the location for your pieces?

 You do not always have choices, but when it is an ‘illegal’ work it is more a ‘choice’.

What city do you think is the most suitable for street artists?

I do not think there is a city particularly suitable for street art … and it depends on what you mean by “street art”. I have so many great artists that I admire in the international scene … but they are always linked to my past and they are pioneers of my hometown (Brindisi).

In 2008 you have also painted at the Roman prison of Rebibbia…

For up to now one of the most interesting experiences I have ever had. Perhaps it was one of the few times that I was pushed by a strong ‘inspiration’. And certainly Rebibbia prison is a place where people would never expect to see “street art” works.

 What would you recommend to a young artist who wants to begin an artistic career?

 Well, I guess I’m not in a position to give advices because I consider myself a young artist. I do not know what to say …Surely ‘dreaming’ helps a lot.

Giuliana Patrone

Photo-Gallery: Cyrus Noname’s art works

I have just received an email from a young artist who lives in London. His name is Cyrus Noname and he comes from Hong Kong.

For Cyrus Art is a powerful device to express strong feelings. As he states:

The creative process is a spontaneous capture of feelings; it is a voyage into the darkness of humanity. With a bright palette, the artist creates labyrinths of distorted lines, in a provocative portrayal of the world’s absurdity. Having lured the viewers through an unsettling shade of grey, the visuals confound with their colorful splendor. ‘

He would like to share with ArtBabel followers his works, enjoy the photo gallery !

For more information visit the Hong Kong artist websitehttp://www.cyrusnoname.com

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Street Artist Pez Urban Glimpse

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The second Urban Glimpse of the month was captured by Tom at the Red Gallery (Shoreditch).

This colourful graffiti was painted by  Spanish artist El Pez, renowned for his smiles!

Born in Barcelona, he started painting in 1999 and now his works are displayed throughout the world, in cities such as New York, L.A. Tokyo, London, Miami, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Oslo and Bogota.

Let’s smile with him, 🙂 

The first Urban Glimpse of April: Lovers Angels

Hi Street Art Lovers!

This morning I found an email from Lisa, who sent us a Londoner Urban Glimpse. This is the first one of April and represent a funny couple of angels

She found this wonderful graffiti on a building in Shoreditch, East London

Hope you like it. 

 

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