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: www.monikerartfair.com
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,FADmagazine.com.
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, FADmagazine.com.

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.


Monday, October 5, 2015

Bom.K opens his first London solo show at Moniker Art Fair 2015


His work is dark, aggressive, strange and yet totally fascinating. He is one of those artists that I would love to spend a late night in a whiskey bar with to pick his brain and try to understand where his crazy visions come from. I love his work, his skills with a pencil and a piece of paper never disappoint. His paintings, always primarily black in colour are so unique in subject that you can't help but just get involved, often making me say out loud, 'Ha...that's so clever.'

So with that, you can imagine how totally over the moon I am to be managing his first London solo show for MYA Gallery. The exhibition, L'impr√©visible Imaginaire opens on Thursday the 15th of October at London's Truman Brewery as part of the Moniker Art Fair 2015.  Now in it’s sixth year Moniker Art Fair has earned a reputation as of one of most exciting contemporary art fairs with its roots embedded in urban culture, a perfect setting to present Bom.K to the UK market for the first time.



Bom.K's new collection of paintings and over 25+ sketches is a mix-matched selection of various subjects he has been working with as an artist. He presents to the London market a collection of paintings that offer a preview look at themes he will be working with in the coming year.

Born in Paris in the 7O’s, Bom.K discovered graffiti during his youth and went on to create the Da Mental Vaporz in 1999 with Iso and Kan. One monumental wall after the other, the crew continuously kept pushing the aesthetical boundaries of graffiti, developing groundbreaking themes for the times, such as madness, life in the peripheral suburbs, social exclusion, fear and hate.

Since 2005, Bom.K has developed his style in the comfort of his studio, with the same aesthetical insanity and ambition than his exterior works. After previous sold out exhibitions in France and the United States, Bom.K will, for the first time, present a collection of paintings and sketches for the London market. The exhibition, L'imprevisible Imaginaire, includes a powerful look into the various stubjects Bom.K wishes to experiment with as an artist and offers viewers a look into the mysteries behind his unique vision.

FAIR OPENING TIMES:
Friday, 16th October from 12pm - 9pm
Saturday, 17th October from 11am to 8pm
Sunday, 18th October from 11am to 6pm

VENUE:
Stand #3 at Moniker Art Fair, The Old Truman Brewery
Brick Lane, E1 6QL, London, UK.

RSVP* essential to attend the private view: Tina@myagallery.com

For online preview requests contact: Tomdavid@myagallery.com
This is a ticketed event, Quote MONIKER50 at Checkout for 50% off on tickets to the art fair. Visit: www.monikerartfair.com