Chasing Ghosts – A Polaroid Exhibition

Curious Duke Gallery in East London is showing the first UK solo show of Polaroid artist Andrew Millar.

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7th– 30th April 2016

173 Whitecross Street, London EC1Y 8JT

Open Monday-Friday 11:30-6:30, Saturday 12-4

Nearest stations: Old Street (exit 6) and Barbican

Free

 

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This is… A Major New Art Monograph Series

The This is… series by Catherine Ingram and published by Laurence King is a radical rethinking of the common idea of the contemporary artists”biography’.

Forget all the boring and well-renowned ideas of historical and chronological biography because these new publications are innovative, highly visual and definitely more engaging.

With quirky and colorful drawings in comics style these books, ideally for art-lovers, will grasp the attention of neophyte and curios people.

Each book is a fascinating biography of the artist and a showcase of their work, with specially commissioned illustrations that bring the artists’ stories to life.

The first three books, published in May 2014, are the following:

This is Warhol is an enquiry on the flamboyant and eccentric life of the bomb kid Andy, from the beginning of his career to the apotheosis of the Factory in New York. From the childhood in Pittsburgh to the chaotic and inspiring life in The Manhattan Silver Factory.

This is Dalì explores the life and career of one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. Surrealism is not only a painting technique but essentially a sort of ‘lifestyle’ for the Spanish artist. Moreover, the book discusses his venture into the commercial world from his extravagant jewellery to his cheeky design for the Chupa Chups lollipops.

This is Pollock is focused on the ‘bad boy’ American artist career. Prototype of the Beat Generation, during the Cold War his paintings were exploited as a political weapon to spread an image of American democracy all over the world.

We do look forward to reading the new ones…

 G. P.

(Images courtesy of Laurence King Publishing press office).

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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

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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The Best Urban Glimpse Of March

Hi ArtBabel followers! Did you like Urban Glimpses of March? Choose your favourite!

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