A Day out with Steve from London Calling Blog

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A Day out with Steve from London Calling Blog

This past weekend we made our way to Penge and Croydon, invited by Steve from London Calling blog.     (Trust Icon)       (Dotmasters)   Steve has been instrumental in organising and creating a lot of new spaces for artists to paint in the area. This has become a very important job as spaces in East London keep disappearing due to the ongoing rebuilding and subsequent gentrification. (Roo)     (Dan Kitchener)   (Fanakapan)   There is a wide variety of artists and many high-quality works which are well worth a visit. (Artista)     (Skeleton Cardboard) London Calling is organising a free art tour on the 10th of June, so get in touch soon!     (Otto Schade)     (China Girl Tile)     (Sonny Sundancer)     (Urban Solid)     (Gnasher)   Many thanks to Steve for showing us around, please check London Calling…

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Meeting Of Styles UK 2018

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Meeting Of Styles UK 2018

One of the most awaited events on the street art and graffiti calendar in the year is Meeting of Styles and this year’s edition did not disappoint. Last weekend we went down to Nomadic Community Gardens (by Brick Lane in East London) and had a look at all the amazing art being created.   (Hot Koye aand Enora)   (Neist)     This is by far the biggest and most important street art and graffiti festival in London and it just keeps getting better and better each year, yet without losing what it makes it so special. (Dan Kitchener)   (Mowscodelico)     (Nomad Clan)   (Tudix) As always the main wall was replaced by a large collaboration piece, with Jim Vision and Fanakapan standing out at the time of our visit (on Saturday).   We went meandering around the garden and found not only the pieces that were being…

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"Missing" - a solo show by Louis Masai

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  A few weeks back we visited the studio of London based artist Louis Masai, who was then busy preparing his solo show “Missing”. The time has finally come and we headed down to the Crypt Gallery to see the result.     If you’ve never visited this space, you’ll be pleasantly surprised - it is what the name says, a crypt under a church and has the expected ambiance of such a venue. It was the perfect choice for what Louis set out to do: a mix of painting, sculpture and installation, with all its niches and corridors.           This was a great show due to the quality of the artwork on show but also because of all the surprises. The theme was animal extinction, with the pieces focusing on animals who are in risk or have been already extinct, with a special focus on…

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The anonymous art of Loretto

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The anonymous art of Loretto

If you’ve walked the streets of London recently and paid attention to the street art appearing on its walls, you will have noticed the stencil art made by Loretto.   This anonymous artist is difficult to track down but his artwork speaks for itself: humourous stabs at modern politics or comments on the psychology of relationships.   As the artist is anonymous, there isn’t much that we know about him - some say he hails from South London but the mystery is to be maintained and we will never know for sure.   What we know is that he is prolific and his artworks is becoming increasingly popular. The artist has been active mainly in Shoreditch and Soho but his older work can still be found in other parts of town.               Here is a selection of some more recent works, for your enjoyment.

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Boohoo Man vs Street Artists

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Boohoo Man vs Street Artists

The street art world is not without its moments of drama and tensions are currently running high with the latest blunder by a well known retailer. You would think that retailers had learned their lesson after what happened with H&M and Evok a couple of months back… Apparently they haven’t.This time it was British brand Boohoo Man who managed to irritate not just one artist but quite a few all at once. In question is the campaign that has been just launched promoting a collaboration between the brand and well known footballer Dele Alli. (Skeleton Cardboard) (Si Mitchell and Spzero)The campaign features Dele Alli and other models posing in front of murals created by a group of street artists in an event organised by the London Calling blog. It appears these were created in a building that’s currently managed by a charity that helps artists with studio space and the…

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Dotmasters x Supreme Print release at Graffik Gallery

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Dotmasters x Supreme Print release at Graffik Gallery

On one of the hottest and sunniest bank holiday weekends in recent years the Dotmasters released their Dotmasters x Supreme prints at Graffik Gallery. The gallery organised a fun afternoon where you could meet the artist and have your print signed. We went down to see it and managed to grab a few images while we were at it, for your enjoyment. Alongside the print release there was also a selection of original artworks on display. The element that can be seen throughout all of the pieces is the plastic bag - from the humble supermarket bag to bags from luxury brands, all of them repurposed and carrying things other than what they would have been originally intended for. These are a look into consumerism and the rubbish it produces, all with a very keen sense of humour. Along with the original pieces on show, there was a print release…

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"Tat"- an upcoming royalty themed show curated by Hello the Mushroom

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In less than two weeks the country will be witnessing yet another royal wedding and our artist Hello the Mushroom is putting together a group show titled “Tat” to mark the occasion. Just don’t expect to find mugs and tea towels!   We had a chat with the artist, to find out more details behind this idea.   How did the idea to organise this show come about? I was standing at a bus stop early in the morning a few months ago waiting to get to the airport and was checking out Instagram to distract myself from the cold. I happened to scroll past one of the batman queen pieces by my friend Heath Kane and that’s when the idea formed in my head. A few days before I had been organising my cutouts and realised I had a few of some of the royals and needed an excuse…

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A visit to Louis Masai's studio

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A visit to Louis Masai's studio

Recently the artist Louis Masai opened the doors of his South London studio to a select few and we just couldn't miss that opportunity. Located in an old palatial building, sat on the edge of a magnificent park harbouring centenary trees, coming over for a visit was an absolute delight.  We were welcomed with a smile, a cup of tea and dog kisses from Louis’ dog Jasmin, who was a lovely companion for the afternoon. Louis is currently working on his next London solo show and these are the pieces we were able to see. The show is titled “Missing” and all the artwork depicts endangered species - from penguins all the way across the globe, to the humble (bumble?) bee right on our doorstep.  As in most of his previous work, these animals are pictured as if made of colourful and vibrant patchwork fabrics and are painted on upcycled…

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Two (great) new art shows happening in Hoxton right now

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Two (great) new art shows happening in Hoxton right now

Last week two new urban art shows opened in Hoxton, London and we can't recommend either of them enough. We are talking about the group show "Just Human" at Well Hung and "Sweet Life", a solo show by Pez at the Hoxton Arches. "Just Human" opened on the 19th of April and is a group show gathering a series of portraits by Ant Carver, Bael, Ben Slow, Eric Haacht, Jim McElvaney and Joseph Loughborough. What these artists and the artwork on show have in common is the depiction of the human form, each in their own way. The result has been an excellent and cohesive show, well worth visiting, if you find yourself in the neighbourhood. Ben Sad and Ant Carver     Eric Haacht     Joseph Loughborough Ant Carver   The second show we visited (and recommend) is "Sweet Life" by Pez, the artist originally from Nantes, France.…

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New Mural by And Wot Art at Whetstone, London

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New Mural by And Wot Art at Whetstone, London

Last week the UK saw an unprecedented heatwave and we enjoyed a few sunny days and barbecues. What’s the next best thing to do when the weather is good in England? You go out and paint! This is what our friend and artist And Wot did, in Whetstone, North London. We were there and documented the process, for you to enjoy.           If you'd like to learn a bit more about And Wot, read the recent interview we published on our website.

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Visit to Print Club London's workshop

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Visit to Print Club London's workshop

As we gear up for a new print release, we met up with Ricky from Mesh and Blade for a quick overview of the process. Not all of us in the team are entirely familiar, so it was a good chance to understand a bit more of how screen printing works, as we will be working more and more with artists and printers, with the objective of creating the best quality prints. Print Club London not only has a gallery but also has a fully fitted workshop, where printers can come and make use of the equipment. They also have workshops available for both beginners and more advanced printers, check their website for more information about this. For now, we got acquainted with the machinery and tools available in a printer's shop, as well as how the printing process works. We've done a few pictures to share on our page,…

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Interview with And Wot Art

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Interview with And Wot Art

As we are currently planning a collaboration with And Wot Art, nothing like an opportunity like this to interview the artist and learn a bit more about the author of one of our next prints. We sent him a few questions and this is what we received: Where are you originally from?I am originally from North London.How long have you been active in the urban art scene?In the current scene, not long, really.I picked up my first spray paint can in my early teens (almost 20 years ago) and threw up a few tags here and there for a while but that stopped when I got involved in other things.I’ve always enjoyed drawing and designing art pieces and started to get more involved in painting again in the last 8-9 years and now I have really dedicated myself to it.Looking at your Instagram, you have a lot of work on…

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Flux Exhibition 2018

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Flux Exhibition 2018

Flux Exhibition is the brainchild of Lisa Gray, now reaching its fifth edition and bringing together a selection of some of the most dynamic painters, sculptors and performance artists.  (Helen Dyne) We headed to the opening party over at the Chelsea College of Arts, which was packed with people and artwork. This is the kind of event that even if you don’t like everything, the variety of themes and artwork is so vast that you’ll be able to find something to marvel at.  (Alan Powdrill)   The event not only had art hanging on the walls but also featured performance artists, who roamed the rooms looking fabulous and adding a little extra colour (not literally, if you look at the photos) to the event.  (Liquorice Black)   Drinks were free flowing and the event was definitely a success, not only because it was full but also because there were a…

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Cranio's solo show at Luis Maluf art gallery, Sao Paulo

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Cranio's solo show at Luis Maluf art gallery, Sao Paulo

Cranio (“Skull” in English) is a Brazilian artist whose work has transcended the borders of his country, as you can find his blue Indians in some of the main capitals of the world. His work is fun and very original, with the Amazonian Indian character ever present and inviting us to think about issues that afflict the modern world, such as consumerism, identity and attacks on the environment.  Last week, Sao Paulo was lucky to have witnessed the opening of Cranio’s solo show at the Luis Maluf gallery and we are sad to be so far away as the photos are nothing short of incredible. The show is called “Mae Mistica” (Mystical Mother) and it looks very mystical indeed. As you enter the gallery, you are transported into Cranio’s universe and imagination, where the canvases merge into the background and become one with the rooms where they are hung. This…

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New Art: Inkie

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New Art: Inkie

The latest addition to our website is Inkie, a true veteran in the urban art scene. Currently living in London but originally from Bristol, Inkie has distinguished himself with his original style. His artwork is based on traditional graffiti style but also incorporates elements inspired by Art Deco, William Morris and Islamic geometry, among others. Inkie’s career began in 1983 as part of the Crime Incorporated Crew (CIC), along with Felix and Joe Braun. He was the head of a group of artists that were arrested in 1989 during “Operation Anderson”, the UK’s biggest ever graffiti bust.His career has since settled down and evolved into not so illegal areas, having curated shows and even worked in the video game industry. Inkie is not only a muralist, having created murals throughout the years for events and festivals, such as Upfest, the largest Urban Art Festival in Europe.We have now available a…

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New Artist On Our Website: Trafik

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New Artist On Our Website: Trafik

With a career spanning a number of years, Trafik is a household name to anyone who knows their old school names. Although he is based in London, he has painted all over the world, in places such as Paris, New York, Tokyo, Sydney and L.A., among others.        He’s worked on canvas and murals but he is mostly known for his realistic murals and impressive technique.      (image credit: LOCO STEVE)     Some of his most recent works around East London depict chimpanzees in a realistic manner. The mural painted near Nomadic Community Gardens just off of Brick Lane for last year’s Meeting of Styles is definitely a must see. It is an extraordinary piece of work, measuring three storeys high that was created over a couple of days, using only a ladder and a roller with some white paint. Now, that’s some technique! 

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Artist Profile: Jaune Art

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Artist Profile: Jaune Art

If you’ve seen little garbage men in hi-vis vests popping up around East London in the last few months, congratulations! You have spotted the work of Jaune, a Belgium based stencil artist. Jaune is well known for his stencils and street art installations. Jaune’s work is humorous and according to the artist, “based on the paradox between the visible and the invisible, with sanitation workers the main protagonists in my humorous installations and paintings - an idea that was born from my own experience working in the profession.” These little men can be found in different positions, sometimes doing their job, sometimes just slacking off and looking around. Just like real life, if you care to pay attention, as these workers can become rather invisible to regular people, either because they’re working in the late hours or are simply ignored. Jaune makes them visible and gives us a new perspective…

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Revok x H&M

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Revok x H&M

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock in the last couple of days, you will probably have heard of the backlash against high street retailer H&M already. H&M has a history of blunders (remember the monkey hoodie scandal?) and looks like they’re again stirring up trouble and are completely tone deaf with regards to modern culture. This is not the first time that H&M has been accused of misappropriating imagery and one other such situation is what caused this latest debacle.   So, what happened?   It was simple: they created campaign imagery using Revok’s mural as a background without permission nor payment. Revok’s attorney sent them a cease and desist letter back in January and just a few days ago, the brand retaliated by issuing a lawsuit against the artist, arguing that the artwork didn’t belong to the artist since it had been done illegally.       Then…

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Banksy back in NYC

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Banksy back in NYC

After returning to New York City after a 5-year hiatus, Banksy already has two pieces of work up on NYC’s walls.   The first, which he unveiled via his official Instagram account, depicts a rat running on the interior circumference of a clock -meant to portray an exercise wheel – and is located above a former bank building on 14th Street and 6th Ave.   The next is a much more politically-charged piece and can be found on the historic Houston Bowery Wall, which was made famous in the 1980’s by artist Keith Haring.   Banksy has adorned the wall with a mural depicting the controversial incarceration of Zehra Do?an, the Turkish Journalist who was jailed for simply painting a watercolor.   After painting a watercolor of the town of Nasyabin, which was reduced to rubble following an attack by the Turkish Government’s armed forces, Do?an shared her picture on…

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Welcoming a new artist: Hello the Mushroom

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Welcoming a new artist: Hello the Mushroom

We have now added a new artist to our website: Hello the Mushroom. Recently returned from Berlin from her second ever solo show, we are now pleased to add her work to our artist roster.   Hello the Mushroom is a London-based artist, whose work can be found on the streets, galleries and the odd international zine.   Her work has been moving from small serial paste-ups to larger scale murals and individually hand finished paste-up pieces.   The pieces added to our website were created for the Berlin solo show titled “Pound£and” at Blue Goat Gallery, in collaboration with Berlin based gay lifestyle magazine Boner. The work is meant to be a fun approach to sex and porn, as well as a celebration of sexual freedom, for all genders and orientations.   Keep your eyes peeled as we will be adding some more exciting pieces and artists to our…

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Melbournes New Street Art Precinct, Australia 2018

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Melbournes New Street Art Precinct, Australia 2018

Melbourne’s newest public art project,’The Upper West Side Street Art Precinct’, saw six of Australia’s street artists paint walls of the power station at the corner of Little Bourke and Spencer streets.   The project was curated by art collective Juddy Roller in partnership with the developers of the CBD’s Upper West Side, Far East Consortium, and Powercor. They invited local street artists Adnate, Sofles, Fintan Magee, Dvate, Smug and Rone to create six new large-scale murals, in an attempt to breathe new life into the run down area of the CBD.  

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Exclusive print

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Exclusive print

Hi Folks! Unlawful Art has been up and running now for just over a year and we have some very good news to share with you all. We are working very closely with artist Dom Pattinson and we are now ready to produce and release a limited edition silkscreen print with the artist. However, as this will be our first print release, we thought we would do something special and cater for all of you subscribers that have shown your interest. We have been given 2 different images by the artist and we will be running a campaign/vote on which image we should use for our first release – the image with the most votes will be our opening print! So please have a look at the works below a long with the titles – once you have decided on what image you would like to see as a print,…

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Happy Belated New Year To All!

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Happy Belated New Year To All!

To Kick off this New Year, we would like to show you some of the Original works that are still available on our site from last year, and we have big plans to do some great series of works with some of  these artists for 2014. Original "Sliks" paintings on canvas: http://unlawfulart.com/artists/sliks Original "Catch-22" paintings on canvas: http://unlawfulart.com/artists/catch-22 Original "Lowdown" paintings on canvas: http://unlawfulart.com/artists/lowdown Original "Bault" Pen & Ink drawings on paper: http://unlawfulart.com/artists/bault Original "Nemos" Sketches/Drawings on paper: http://unlawfulart.com/artists/nemos Only 4 Original "Joseph Martinez" Match-book paintings left: http://unlawfulart.com/artists/joseph-martinez & Only 1 Original "GR170" painting on wood: http://unlawfulart.com/artists/gr170 We also have a number of signed/unsigned Original prints by: BanksyDALeastEelusJosh Keyes Judith Supine Martin WhatsonMau Mau Mighty Mo Mr Brainwash Nick Walker Paul InsectTRXTRZeus So if you are interested in making a purchase this year, check out our web site for an array of some of the best Urban Art works available on the market! We would also…

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Original Sliks Works Now On Sale!!

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Original Sliks Works Now On Sale!!

São Paulo-based Artist “Rafael Sliks” will have a new series of spray paint-layered canvases available from the Unlawful Art website today!!  Sliks’ newer; more experimental, “Pollock-esque” style works are beginning to gain quite a following, with the artist receiving a total bombardment of commission requests this year. The artist has been asked to do collaborative work with such companies as Mini Cooper and is now being actively sponsored by the sportswear brand Puma.  This year alone, Sliks has exhibited his spray paint canvases in 4 different shows across Brazil/U.S.A and was also asked to create a wall piece for the Art Rua 2013 Festival which was held in Rio de Janeiro. If you are interested in any of the canvases on offer, please contact the gallery via email/telephone or by clicking on the “make an offer” option on the right hand side of each art work displayed. Thank you very…

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Banksy's "Better Out Than In" Residency Drawing To An End

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Banksy's

Banksy (or rather “Ban-sky”) and his team have been hard at work this?month, delivering the people of New York his unofficial residency painting?the town Red (well, more of a monochrome colour-way actually – excusing?his plastered Balloon in Brooklyn.) Whilst many traditional stencil-based?pieces were appearing, what took most of the city by storm were his?quirky, live (and some on-going) performance pieces, such as the Mobile?Garden and Sirens of the Lambs Trucks, Ronald McDonald and his scruffy?shoe-shine boy and most popular, his $60 Art Stall, selling original?authentic and signed Banksy canvases in Central Park, for one day only.?The stall was run by one man, and he only managed to sell canvases to?three different people. Many have viewed this particular stunt as his best?piece so far, making a dig at the current Contemporary Art market and what?our perception is of valuable and un-valuable art. ??As many already know, Banksy is a very controversial…

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A Day out with Steve from London Calling Blog

A Day out with Steve from London Calling Blog This past weekend we made our way to Penge and Croydon, invited by Steve from…

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Meeting Of Styles UK 2018

Meeting Of Styles UK 2018 One of the most awaited events on the street art and graffiti calendar in the…

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"Missing" - a solo show by Louis Masai

  A few weeks back we visited the studio of London based artist Louis Masai,…

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