Showing posts with label Illustration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Illustration. Show all posts

Friday, May 30, 2014

My Dog Sighs revisits London

My Dog Sighs

Everyone's favourite My Dog Sighs, would appear to have been back in East London recently. Based in the seaside city of Southsea, the artist's latest visit to the capital saw him share with East Londoners a new series of new hand painted paste-ups. If you look hard enough you are likely to catch these new pasted up pieces on doorways and walls in and around the streets of Shoreditch and Brick Lane.

My Dog Sigh's last visit to London saw the artist work with fellow street artist Midge on a beautiful series of hand painted collaborative characters on vintage newspapers and music sheets again around the Shoreditch area. If you missed them have a look at their work we shared here.

My Dog Sighs and Midge piece from December 2013.

We have posted a small selection of photos below of the numerous new works from My Dog Sighs we found earlier in the week, including some of his 'Hugs' pieces and we imagine there are still plenty out there for us to discover yet. If you've seen any we've missed let us know.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ed Bradbury & Florence Blanchard, B&B Gallery

Sheffield-based artists Ed Bradbury and Florence Blanchard are amoung two of the artists currently showing their work in the Printing Sheffield exhibition, on display at the Millennium Gallery. The exhibition reflects the diversity and abundance of contemporary printing in Sheffield and also includes works by Jo Peel, James Green, Phlegm and many more.

In this short film above Ed Bradbury and Florence Blanchard discuss the printing techniques they use at their own studio and gallery space, B&B Gallery. We also get to see Florence Blanchard working on her new Millennium screen print edition of three, which are on display in the exhibition and are available for purchase directly from Blanchard's online web shop here.

The Printing Sheffield exhibition continues at the Millennium Gallery until Sunday 15 June 2014.

Millennium Gallery — Arundel Gate — Sheffield — S1 2PP

Monday, March 10, 2014

Studio Visit /Preview 'Hysteria' At Maison Bertaux, Soho


Following on from their vibrant site specific installation at the The Vestibule Gallery back in October, all girl collective Hysteria return with a new body of work for their upcoming exhibition of the same name at Soho's legendary patisserie Maison Bertaux. The UK collective of artists Shuby, Aida and Collagism will take over the patisserie's gallery space with a series of large scale joint panel works, collages and prints featuring each of the artists signature trademark images and icons brought together in the collaborative one-off artworks.

We caught up with the collective at one of their studios in Hackney Wick earlier last month as they began the process of screen printing, cutting and painting all the images and elements which have been used to create the works. Wonky Cats, Wild Cats, Rainbow Iced Turbans, Bananas, Female Icons,  animal prints and pink poodles were among some of the imagery we captured during our visit to the studio.


"Their new body of work explores their relationship between food, sex, gender and symbolism. Their interpretation of celebrity subversion devours pop culture serving it up in as explosive dish of delectable proportions. 

This two floor exhibition promises riots visual misconduct and infamous bad behaviour using mainstream, historical and religious imagery all to be enjoyed with the sumptuous taste of Maison Bertaux’s legendary tea and cakes."

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A number of workshops with the artists are planned, as well as a very special High Tea with HYSTERIA, providing a rare insight into their collaborative workings. For the latest info on these workshops and event be sure to follow HYSTERIA on Twitter @hysteriaart @aidaprints @collagism and @shubyart 

The Hysteria exhibition opens with a private view on the 12th March, starting at 8pm - 10pm.
Open to public from 13 March to 15 June 2014.

Maison Bertaux — 28 Greek Street— Soho — London — W1D 5DQ

Friday, March 07, 2014

Run & Pablo Delgado in Lower Clapton

Run & Pablo Delgado

We found ourselves passing through Lower Clapton the other day and came across this mural we had not seen before. The wall had been painted by Italian artists RUN, who has previous painted this spot just of Lower Clapton Road. The artist has been extremely active in this part of London with a number of murals featuring his work still to be found around the Clapton area in East London, some of which we have previously featured on the blog here, here and here. This latest addition to the neighbourhood is a collaborative mural and also features the work Mexican artist Pablo Delgado.
Have a look at some of our pictures below.
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Monday, February 24, 2014

Borondo Narcissus Work in Hackney Wick


Over the weekend Hookedblog finally found some time to visit the new mural aptly titled 'Narcissus' from Spanish artist Borondo created earlier in February along the canal in Hackney Wick, London. We managed to photograph the impressive portrait piece painted upside-down and reflect the right way up in the slow moving waters as the evening light was fading. The atmospheric light gave the piece a completly different feel to when viewed during the day, what with the overhead motorway bridge casting shadows which framed the piece nicely.

The young artist has been very active the last number of weeks having already painted / scratched a number of pieces around Shoreditch, Camden, Brick Lane as well as collaboration with JAZ on the Foundry gates in Old Street (covered here). Borondo has extended his stay in London so be sure and keep an eye on the empty shop units around Shoreditch, we expect we will be seeing more from him soon.  Check out the time-lapse video below shot by Fabian Caputo featuring Borondo creating the above piece.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

C215 Back To Black Exhibition Photos

C215 'Back To Black' at Stolenspace

Having checked out the stunning new street mural in Shoreditch (covered here) from French Stencil artist C215 on Saturday we headed over to Stolen Space Gallery on Osborn Street to visit the artists Back To Black solo show at the space. Hookedblog were unable to attend the opening preview of the show last Thursday but we were lucky enough to catch up with Christian Guémy aka C215 at the gallery for a quick chat once he had finished signing books for his fans at the space.

The show at Stolenspace sees the artist present a new collection of large works alongside smaller pieces on a variety of recycled objects such as folders, old suitcases and tins which were among some of our favourite pieces at the show. The spray painted stencil works in a stripped back palette of colour, featured newly cut imagery as well as some classic C215 stencil imagery a number of which have previously appeared on the streets of East London.

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C215 will revisit the city again later this month for the London launch of the the Vitry Ville Street ArtBook which will see C215 as one of the featured artists signing copies at Stolen Space Gallery on Friday the 21st February. The Back To Black exhibition runs at the gallery until the 2nd March 2014, be sure and stop by if you are in London.

StolenSpace Gallery — 17 Osborn St — London — E1 6TD

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Saturday, February 08, 2014

C215 New London Mural


Following the opening of his London solo show 'Back To Black'  at East London gallery Stolen Space on Thursday (photos to follow), French stencil artist Christian Guemy aka C215 took to the streets of East London early this morning to work on this beautiful large scale multi layered stencil mural before heading back to France this afternoon. The new mural can be found on New North Place just of Scrutton Street.


C215's Back to Black exhibition runs at Stolen Space Gallery until the 2nd March 2014.

Stolen Space Gallery — 17 Osborn Street — London — E1 6TD

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Phlegm returns to London with The Bestiary

Phlegm - Work in Progress

2013 was a big year for Sheffield based artist Phlegm. The artist begun 2013 with a huge mural in East London braving the bitter cold winter conditions of last January. Working solely in monochrome, he spent a couple of days working on the vast wall space at Village Underground in Shoreditch. Phlegm was one of a number of street and graffiti artists invited to paint the wall throughout 2013 as part of a project curated by the Street Art London website.

The year also saw the launch of Phlegm's long awaited self published book of illustrations. Beautifully produced by the artist, it featured a collection of over 80 detailed illustrated pages of his pen and ink drawings many of which if not all have appeared as murals on huge walls around the globe. The publication saw Phlegm involved in the whole process of the publication and resulted in the book being printed using vegetable based inks on lovely crisp heavy weight recycled paper. Each copy featured a hand screen print cover which were then hand embossed with the artists seal / signature stamp. We featured the illustrated book on the site back in June here where you can view some of the books spreads and cover. Should you not have already picked up a copy, there are still books available from Plegm's online web shop here.


Alongside the release of his own self published book, Phlegm still somehow managed to find time to paint, returning to London again in May to redecorate the Southbank Centre's brutalist exterior of the Queen Elizabeth Hall & Purcell Room building next to the work of Belgian artist ROA who was also invited to paint the building. We briefly caught up with Phlegm as he completed work on this mural before he jetted of to Canada for the Mural festival in Montreal, just one of a number of Global festivals and events he took part in throughout the year at location such as Antwerp, Ibiza, New York, Warsaw, Cardiff, Kentucky, Vodnjan to name a few.

Kicking off the new year Phlegm has returned to London, spending most of January quietly working away making and painting a huge installation in an East London space for this his first major London solo show 'The Bestiary. Having spoken to Phlegm on a number of occasions it was no surprise to us when we read the press release for the show that nothing at the exhibition will be for sale. Phlegm says he wanted "to make this a show about seeing art rather than selling art. So this is a free show with nothing for sale. I just want people to come down and enjoy it!"

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Howard Griffin Gallery — 189 Shoreditch High St — London — E1 6HU
Exhibition Opens 1 February, 6:30PM and the show will run from  1st February – 4th March 2014.

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Kid Acne Standard Practice Show

Kid Acne

Sheffield based street artists Kid Acne is currently working on a series of solo print exhibitions to be hosted in Sheffield, London and Los Angeles over the next couple of months. Each show will showcase selected works from the past 15 years of Kid Acne's studio practice, as well as introducing some new and exclusive re-imagined pieces from the Acne Archives. The first in the series of shows titled 'Standard Practice' opens in Sheffield at the B&B Gallery on the 6th February.

If you happen to be in Sheffield the show open with private view at the gallery on the 6th, stay tuned for details of the London edition later in the year.

 Kid Acne

B&B Gallery — 95B Mary Street - Sheffield — S1 4RT

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Borondo x JAZ Collaboration - Shoreditch, London

Jaz & Borondo

Following a recent visit to London, Spanish Artist Borondo returned to the city last week to collaborate with JAZ who also happened to be in London. The two artists worked together to produce the beautiful new work on the ever changing gates on Rivington Street in East London.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Curtis Kulig's "LOVE ME" Gets Blanked‏

Curtis Kulig - Love

Having previously collaborated with D*Face (covered here) crowd-sourcing design platform, Blank You Very Much return with a new competition, this time together with New York based artist, Curtis Kulig, joining forces to give designers and followers the opportunity to design t-shirt graphics using official assets for CURTIS KULIG, and his legendary "LOVE ME" iconic design for a chance to win $500!

The competition is open to the Blank You Very Much community (you too can join!), which consists of nearly 40,000 graphic designers, artists, and fans. Blank You Very Much is an e-commerce and design platform created by streetwear impresario Darren Romanelli who has "blanked" a number of iconic sport and lifestyle brands including HUF, Pelé, Coca-Cola, Burton Snowboards and more.

To sign up and take part in the competition make you way over to the Blank You Very Much website here, where you can also view some of the design which have already been uploaded. The contest is open worldwide, you must be over 18 years of age to enter, you may submit as many designs as you want! You have until January 31st, 2014 at 11:59pm to get your designs in so get busy! The winners will be announced shortly after February 5th, 2014.

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