Saturday, May 9, 2015

Endangered Species at MYA Gallery

Wow, it has been years since I have updated this blog. I hope you all forgive me, I have been pretty busy putting on shows, working with art fairs and now directing a new gallery in East London.

Over the past few years, street art has really exploded and a zillion incredible projects have developed to support this growing art movement. I am very happy to still be involved on a day to day basis and with that said, I would like to speak a bit about my most recent exhibition at MYA Gallery.

Endangered Species is the second exhibition I have curated for MYA Gallery and aims to raise awareness about just some of the animals that are currently at threat of extinction. There are over 300 species of fish, 1/5 of sharks, more than 500 amphibian species and 1/8 of all bird are in danger of becoming extinct in the very near future.  I thought it would be a good idea to use my career as a curator to raise a bit of awareness and give back to the people that are really doing something to put a stop to this super scary reality. The exhibition is in support of World Land Trust, a UK organisation that helps to protect the habitats of endangered species around the world.

All the artists exhibited, selected one animals they wanted to work with from the endangered species list I offered to them. The result is a beautiful collection of 20 artworks from international artists that I truly respect and admire.

New and original artworks on show by exhibiting artists:
Gent 48, Matt Small, Pam Glew, Labrona, Luke Cheuh, JADE, Shark Toof, SatOne, Andrey Adno, Angry Woebots, Eismann, Txemy, Jason Redwood, 3ttman, Pantonio, Fintan Magee, Odisy, SozyOne and Morik1, Uriginal

Opening Reception of the exhibition: April 23rd 2015
Exhibition on Show to Public from: April 24rd 2015
Closing of the exhibition: June 14th 2015
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Monday, October 1, 2012

Luke Chueh - Moniker Art Fair 2012 Installation

Moniker Art Fair 2012
October 11 - 14
Village Underground
Luke Chueh first UK Appearance
Project Space: Head Spaces

Pop surrealist Luke Chueh will present an all-new collection of paintings that fully demonstrate his unique influences and trademark processes. These collective works form part of his new series ‘Head Spaces’, which features Chueh’s trademark characters in typically playful yet dark scenarios. Chueh will also be presenting his ‘Template Series’, set to be completed throughout the course of Moniker Art Fair. Working from outlines of his much-loved rabbit and bear characters Chueh will create a range of new paintings inspired by his London surroundings, as well as collaborating with Moniker audience members and exhibiting Moniker artists on a number of fresh canvases.


Introduction to Luke Chueh Monday 8 October / 7pm / Shoreditch House Shea&Ziegler and Moniker Projects in conjunction with Shoreditch House will be hosting an evening with Luke Chueh. In an intimate environment, Chueh will be discussing his artworks including a live demonstration of his template series and signing his new book ‘Bearing the Unbearable.' This is a private event with very limited seating. Contact Tina@Shea-ziegler for availability.

Luke Chueh ‘Bearing the Unbearable’ book signing
Saturday 13 October / 1pm / Direct from Luke Chueh Project Space Chueh will be in attendance to celebrate his UK release of his first monograph, ‘Bearing the Unbearable,’ a compilation of Chueh’s witty paintings, morbid humour and iconic characters.

Luke Chueh ‘Face Paint’ Limited edition screen print release
Saturday 13 October / 3pm / Direct from Jealous Studios workshop
A live handpulled four colour screen print will be released at Moniker Art Fair. Chueh will be hand finishing the edition in person at the fair, making each print a unique collectable.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Seen & Heard, a solo show by Matt Small

Matt Small’s unusual portraits are painted directly onto found used pieces of metal giving his work a raw, urban immediacy.  His subjects are also found, filmed without their knowledge in and around London, enabling Matt to bypass the posed, staginess of more traditional portraiture.

Small is a passionate believer in social inclusion and that, given the opportunities to be heard and respected, all individuals have something of value to contribute to society. His paintings are an expression of his world view: by painting young marginalised figures of society he allows the viewer to spend time with these urban characters in the hope that a shared sense of humanity arises, unrestricted by class and social boundaries.

Seen & Heard opens on Friday, August 10th from 6-9pm in London at Blackall Studios. The exhibition is curated by Moniker Projects.

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Friday, July 6, 2012

The studio of Lou Ros

French painter Lou Ros is hard at work creating a complete new collection. If you are unfamiliar with his work, then take a moment to go and discover him. I personally am a huge fan of his style of painting and will be showcasing some of his work this Fall in Barcelona.

The artwork of Peter Goldammer

 Peter Goldammer is one of the most interesting artists I have come across in my recent hunting and gathering. During my trip to California over the holidays I saw his work hanging in a small cafe.
All of his work is made from found objects, such as washed up beach wood, owl wings, bird skulls, dear skulls and more. Placed elegantly on a black background in a hand made frame.

The images here just do not do justice, but I thought I should share his work with you anyway. He will be exhibiting some of his pieces with me in the future and as soon as that happens I will make sure to get a nice solid post up about his work.

Stay tuned for more from Peter Goldammer from California.

Herbert Baglione at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogata, Colombia.

En las salas 1 y 2 del MAC
Del 07 al 29 de Julio
From the 7th of July The Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogata will present Brazilian artist Herbet Baglione. 

A partir del 07 de Julio se presenta en el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo el artista brasileño Herbert Baglione, esta muestra cierra un ciclo en su vida y en su obra, desea enterrar una serie de vivencias a partir de las cuales ha elaborado sus obras hasta ahora para iniciar una búsqueda en la que espera enfocar su nuevo proceso.
Obituary, es una ceremonia de despojo, de desarraigo, de renuncia; los espacios circulares del Museo se verán intervenidos por pinturas in-situ, instalaciones, ambientaciones y fotografías, cuidadosamente seleccionadas por el artista, que invitan al espectador a participar de este obitus.
Nacido en Sao Paulo, en 1977, vive y trabaja en esta ciudad pero constantemente participa en proyectos internacionales en otras ciudades de América Latina, Norte América y Europa. Desde 1994 participa en diferentes muestras, como la muestra Paulista de graffiti, con su obra Un minuto de silencio. En el 2001 participó en los 50 años de la Bienal de Sao Paulo con su obra Red de tensión. A partir del año 2006 ha estado vinculado a varias galerías de México y Estados Unidos, especialmente en la Fifty 24 de San Francisco. En el 2007 participó en muestras en Zürich, Suiza y en el Museo Von-der-Heydt de Wuppertal. Fue invitado por el Centro de arte Silkeborg Bad, de Dinamarca, para realizar una instalación en sus espacios en el 2008. 

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Thinkspace Gallery presents Andy Kehoe & Kelly Allen

 Thinkspace is pleased to present 'Into The Depths', an exhibition featuring new works by Pittsburgh based gallery artist: Andy Kehoe. The work represents an exciting material departure for the artist, and the exhibition showcases its revised material imperative. This will be the artist's third solo exhibition with the gallery.

Showing concurrently in the project room will be 'Hidden Seeking,' an exhibition of new works on canvas and paper by Oakland based artist Kelly Allen. Thinkspace is pleased to launch her debut solo exhibition, following numerous group show appearances with the gallery.

Reception with the artistsSat., July 7th 5-9PM
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Take a sneak peek at Andy Kehoe's new works for 'Into The Depths'
Take a sneak peek at Kelly Allen's new works for 'Hidden Seeking'

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mayfair Lady - A solo show by Case

Case "Mayfair Lady" Soloshow London 2012 - Sneak Preview from Stefan Pohl on Vimeo.

CASE - Andreas  von Chrzanowski
Opening reception: 21st June 2012
On display: 22  - 30 June 2012
Curated by Shea&Ziegler
99 Mount Street, Mayfair
W1K 2TF,  London. UK

Exclusive Mayfair Garden PartyLive Installation: 25th June 2012

Widely recognised as one of the best photorealistic spray paint artists in the world, CASE presents a new collection of original portraits destined to enhance an international collector and fan base that already includes German President Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. Working solely with spray paint, German born artist CASE – real name Andreas von Chrzanowski – has redefined the limitations of this supposedly unwieldy medium. Combining technical expertise with a gift for subtle juxtaposition, CASE recontextualises images of beauty to challenge their everyday representation. 
For this body of work the artist has taken George Bernard Shaw’s classic musical ‘My Fair Lady’ as the inspiration to expand this conceptual focus. This playful title also alludes to Urban Fine Art’s own propulsion into the highest cultural circles, and would seem a fitting tribute prior to the artists own anticipated appearance at this year’s Mayfair Garden Party on June 25th working along side Irina Zonaband.

About Case:  “Case” is the alias of Andreas von Chrzanowski an artist from the German graffiti scene who was born and raised East Germany. As early as 1995, he began painting with spray cans, and he uses this medium to make photorealistic images of body forms and portraits. case is one of four members of the Maclaim Crew, founded in the year 2000. Maclaim is known for having established photorealistic works with spray cans in Germany. Case’s artistry usually includes people or the human body. He removes them from their normal environments, changes them, and then displays them within a new context, one that has also been modified. This enables him to replace the traditional idea of what beauty represents by controversial, grotesque images; these create nothing less than a very unique form of fascination for the beholder. One of the most poignant aspects common to all of case’s works is the texture of the surfaces he uses. They are painted on a background that is made from pieces of cardboard of various sizes. Most of the cardboard comes from the packaging of the spray paint cans and they are held together with glue, staples and tape. Sometimes bits and pieces of wood are also glued onto the surface, such that a bumpy, one-of-a-kind surface appears. This structure is diametrically opposed to typically overblown, perfectionist images and it gives case’s works their unique character. 

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Friday, May 25, 2012

VW beetle gets covered in ART!

Etika Projects, a new creative agency based in Barcelona has just finished a collaboration with Volkswagen for the new collection of Beetles. Curator Tina Ziegler commissioned 6 artists to design vinyl wraps for the new VW for this years SWAB Contemporary art fair in Barcelona.

Artists INSA, Mr. Frivolous, Mr. Penfold, Chris B. Murray, Ruben Ireland and Sara Landeta were the 6  selected artists. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Herakut, After the Laughter London Book Release & New Works

Herakut - After the Laughter Book Release & New works
Private View: Thursday 31st May / 6pm -9pm
On display until: 10th June 2012
The Gallery, 99 Mount Street, Mayfair, W1K 2TF, London
Curated by Shea & Ziegler in collaboration with Moniker Projects

Shea & Ziegler are proud to announce Herakut’s much anticipated return to London, the duo’s first since 2008. Alongside an exhibition of all-new artworks the artists will be presenting and signing copies of their new book ‘After The Laughter’, which offers an intimate insight into the individuals behind their emotionally-charged artwork and dynamic partnership. Designed as a reveal- ing scrapbook ‘After The Laughter’ is hand-crafted by both Hera and Akut, and features all new murals, works on canvas, and sketches. The book is collaged with images in different mediums and includes revealing photographs of the duo, both at work and at play. All elements are woven into a multilayered, poetic reflection on art and its role in the world, with a range of freeform ideas penned artfully on the books pages in Herakut’s signature lettering. Masking-tape edges and crossed out pencil confessions complete the personal, forthright style — an open invitation into the frenzied minds and rapid-fire hands of a unique artistic team.

Herakut After the Laughter Limited Edition box set
Alongside the launch, Herakut will be exhibiting a collection of new work consisting of original paintings, drawings and sculptures. Evidenced by their recent sold-out show in Los Angeles’s, the duo have firmly established themselves as one of the genre’s lead- ing collectible names, with admirers including actor Jim Carrey and musician Macy Gray.
Exclusive to Shea & Ziegler, Herakut will present a Limited Edition Box-set including a signed and numbered embossed lithograph alongside a signed copy of ‘After the Laughter’ set in a silkscreen-printed presentation box. The box-set will officially go on sale at the opening reception on May 31st, and is limited to an edition of just 100.

About Herakut:
Herakut is an artist duo consisting of Jasmin Siddiqui, born 1981 in Frankfurt, West Germany, and Falk Lehmann, born 1977 in Schmal- kalden, East Germany. Their artistic style is as symbiotic as their name, which is itself a combination of the two individual graffiti pseudonyms Hera and Akut. A love for traveling and painting for the public eye are just a few of the things Akut and Hera have in common. Their work is based on bringing together contrasting elements: masculine vs. feminine, Eastern vs. Western, the ruggedness of Street Arts vs. the detail of Fine Arts. Since 2004, Herakut have painted and exhibited in prestigious cities including London, Berlin, New York and Paris, as well as spending valuable time painting unorthodox sites in less glamorous cities such as Ekaterinburg in Russia and Campeche, Mexico. Both of Herakut’s publications, ‘The Perfect Merge’ published in 2009 and 2011’s ‘After the Laughter’ have received great acclaim, with the two books selling over 10,000 copies worldwide. 

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