Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Art Conference, Tina Ziegler speaks about what to expect at TAC#01

We are just two weeks away until The Art Conference, a two-day conference and arts festival taking place in London Bridge on July 23 - 24th 2016. I decided to take a few minutes to explain what to expect at the first TAC#01 and why I think you should come! :)

What is TAC?

The Art Conference is a two-day arts festival exploring the intersection and evolution of technology, art and culture, bringing together global visionaries and creating a platform to discuss, connect and engage with contemporary art from a fresh perspective.

What to Expect at TAC: 

• Explore the evolution of Street Art, via a program of keynote presentations debating the social, political and environmental change that the medium is creating in ever-more powerful ways.
• Learn about technology’s influence on Street Art in the creation of rapidly-expanding global communities and the emotional energy covering urban landscapes worldwide.
• Meet representatives from across the art world during regular breaks, while enjoying international cuisine and a drink at the bar.
• Have an early chance to invest in astonishing new art initiatives and artworks on exhibition during the event.

Early Bird Tickets:
Use the code: Artisttac01 for 35% off the ticket price!

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Art Conference - Coming to London this July 2016!

Ladies and Gents, lovely people of the internet. Today I can finally share with you what I have been working so hard on these past few months. I invite you all to join me with the launch of my new company, The Art Conference.
I have always loved bringing people together to discuss and debate art and over the years, I have been actively teaching people how to work in the arts. My dream has always been to create a global platform for discussion and learning about the arts and to encourage people to engage and experience art in an open environment. With TAC, this is what I aim to do. Please feel free to check out the website, the event and send me your comments! The first TAC event will take place on July 23-24th in London Bridge. I hope you will join me in celebrating Art, Tech and Culture.
The conference will features artists and curators from around the world, along with a number of panel discussions, art exhibitions and digital art installations. It promises to be a truly exciting, stimulating and just generally badass event!
The early bird tickets are now on sale and you can check out the whole event on the website:

Monday, May 2, 2016

How to work in an Art Gallery and Manage your own Art Exhibitions

I have taken the leap and decided to turn my Art Gallery Management Course into an E-book! You can now take my 10 years of knowledge working in the Art Market and read it wherever and whenever you would like!

I hope you enjoy it, and please ignore the spelling mistakes! Its the content that counts! :)

You can purchase the complete 3 part E-book here!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Home Sweet Home with Aesop Rock

New song and video: Rings, by Aesop Rock.

I've been a huge fan of Aesop Rock since I was about 13. I was introduced to him from my older brother who took me under his Hip Hop wing and taught me all about Def Jux, Anticon, Cage, RJD2, Dos One, Cannibal Ox, Atmosphere ect... Still to this day, I listen to all of them and can't find any current Hip Hop that really hits home or impresses me as much. Aesop for me was always my go to where ever I was, late nights in the studio, walking home from work, sitting in a cafe alone or ridding the train, it was more often than not that it was Aesop blasting through my headphones.

Through my brother and through Hip Hop, I was introduced and fell in love with Graffiti, Pop Surrealism and Urban Art. Back then and way before Urban Art became the global beast it is now, Upper Playground was one of the first brands to combine Art, Music and Urban Culture in California and really played a huge role in forming the Urban Art culture I know and love today. Along side UP, Aesop was a big supporter of art, he worked with Jeremy Fish to do his album art in the very beginning and really helped create this cross over from Underground music and Urban Art.  All of this helped create a platform for this culture to thrive, a culture and community I felt at home with.

Now many years later and on the other side of the world, I still listen to Aesop to bring me back to my roots, to remind me where I came from and who I am. It may seem silly, but not many people in London even know who Aesop Rock is, so I often get strange looks when I sing every lyric from every song on my walk home wearing an Upper Playground t-shirt designed by Jeremy Fish.

But knowing that Aesop is still writing and making the most mind twisting videos makes me very content, it makes me feel at home in some strange way, even though I am no where near where I grew up. No matter where I am, or what I am doing, If I have Aesop playing it all feels familiar.

Ok, I've had my rant and expressed my love for this now go and enjoy his new video, a awesome combination of poetry, art, beats and creativity.

Monday, March 7, 2016

The beautiful work of Colin McMaster

I recently had the joy of visiting the studio of Colin McMaster in London and I have to admit, I have fallen in love with his beautiful paintings. His work transported me back to that feeling of initial amazement I had when I discovered Pop Surrealism about 15 years ago.

Colin is a humble guy, working in a studio built in the backyard of his house in South East London, he dedicates incredible energy and time to his artworks, many of which remain unseen on his studio walls for years. His studio one of those hidden gems, full of scraps of wood, piles of canvases, artworks hung up on every wall, dust covered sketchbooks and pots of paint. He lives and breaths his work and does it for the sole purpose of his own pleasure and viewing. So that is where I had to intervene, I could not let such talent go un-noticed, so am introducing his work to all of you through this little post and am planning his first London Solo show for this Spring.


Colin offered up the following about his work:

"I usually work on panels of wood veneer, framed in linen – a reversal of the traditional materials used. I became frustrated with the limitations of a flat canvas and  tried to incorporate a more 3-dimensional aspect to my work;  producing cut-out paintings assembled from different types of wood veneer cut and glued together, alongside flatly painted segments.  I want the natural shadows created by the relief element of the construction to provide subtle, yet literal depth, instead of relying on merely paint solely for light and shade. "

Keep on the look out for more from this fantastic artist.
More information about Colin's work can be found on my website:

Friday, November 13, 2015

MYA is off to Miami with the DMV Crew

It's that time of year again, when the art world rushes to Miami for a week of total art chaos and I just had to join in on the fun! This December, MYA will make it's debut at SCOPE Miami 2015 with a new collection of works from the insanely talented Da Mental Vaporz crew from France. After the successful solo show we had at Moniker Art Fair, I am really happy to be working with the rest of the crew and introducing their work to the thousands of visitors that will attend Scope. 

The exhibition will present work from BOM.K, BRUSK, JAW, KAN, BLO and collective works including SOWAT and LEK. From December 1 - 6th, we will be located at Stand #B21 on the beach so come by and show some love.

For more information about the artists or the show:
Follow me on instagram to get some preview shots as we set up and get crazy in Miami. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Moniker Art Fair opens Tomorrow night in East London!

If you are in London this weekend for Frieze week, make sure you join us at Moniker Art Fair 2015 for our 6th edition of the fair in the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane. With over 20 galleries and more than 80+ artists on show, plus 3 curated exhibitions by Moniker Projects and a Jam packed programme of events, it is a weekend of art not to miss out on. The fair opens tomorrow night at 5pm and will be open until Sunday. 
Fair highlights include a solo show by French street artist, BOM.K which is presented by MYA Gallery, the gallery I direct and curate, new works by BETZ from the much loved ETAM Cru, A solo show of new paintings by the famous Bristol stencil artist, Nick Walker curated by Moniker Projects, plus an incredible 50 foot installation inspired by 'Change and Decay' and focusing on the use of bitcoin at the fair.
See the full Fair programme on our website:
At this year's fair, I have put together two talks to be hosted inside the fair.
Friday, at 3pm: Panel Discussion: ‘The Real Value of Street Art’ – how communities benefit through urban murals. The panel will include Teresa Latuszewska from The Urban Forms Foundation, Mark Clack from Wood Street Walls & Lorna Lee, Head of Culture and Heritage Services at the London Borough of Waltham Forest. Hosted by Hannah Hayes-Westall,
Sunday at 3pm - Panel Discussion: ‘The Benefits of Bitcoin’. The panel will include Chris Courtney from myFINBEC, Paul Gordon, Director of Coinscrum, the worlds largest Bitcoin meet up group and Tina Ziegler, fair coordinator of Moniker Art Fair. Hosted by Hannah Hayes-Westall,

I look forward to seeing you this weekend at Moniker Art Fair 2015. Make sure to stop by Stand #3 and say hello to us at MYA Gallery and view the new works by BOM.K.