Monday, October 17, 2011
Moniker Art Fair follow up - Dabs Myla in London
This past weekend London saw the opening of Moniker Art Fair, where art galleries and artists came together representing the new contemporary and urban art world. Over the weekend thousands of people flocked to the fair, either to support the artists that they love and follow, or to escape from the over-load of Frieze art fair. To sum it up, Moniker was truly amazing. For the second year running Moniker has brought something special to London during art week. Offering everyone who attended a fresh experience, where discussion is welcome, laughter is key and having a good time and making new friends is what the fair is all about. This year Moniker welcomed Australian duo Dabs and Myla to the UK for the first time. Myself and Frankie Shea have teamed up and invited Dabs and Myla to come to London and take part in the fair, they created their own project space. An installation that included a 6 foot ciggerette box, two sky scrapers (one with a moustache) and a collection of hand painted cigarettes. Over the weekend Dabs and Myla painted the exterior wall of Village Underground and Sunday saw the release of a freshly pulled 2 colour screen print.
On top of all that, artists like D*Face, Ben Eine had print releases and the fair saw visitors like Mark Ryden and Marion Peck. The fair was from October 13 - 16, if you missed it this year make sure you mark your calendar next year for Moniker Art Fair.