The opening is on Thursday 11th June at 5.30
With a little help from our friends over at Play nice
The opening night at the Emporium kicked off with a bang on Friday, a great turn out.
A big thank you to all the artists involved and DJ Type who provided us with a seemless set.
For those of you who couldnt make it to the opening party we'll be open from 6 - 8pm over the next two weeks, pop in if your passing after work.
Fary is a graffiti artist, illustrator from nottingham, is currently studying for a BA hons in illustration at UWE. He's inspired by the simple and colourful designers of the 1950s.
One of his biggest inspirations comes from the John Kricfalusi creation of Ren and Stimpy. He remembers drawing Ren and Stimpy when it first came on TV in the early 90s. Now, 18 years later he enjoys interacting word and image together in his drawings. He like to break down observations in to less complicated shapes and colours that he can understand. All this just keeps him as far away as possible from the bane of his life, maths
Kid Acne was born in
He doesn't use stencils and he still has Acne
Elph started writing graffiti around
Consuming all the imagery he could find, Zap Comics, Heavy Metal and Juxtapoz fed the 'visual addiction'. Studying at the Mie One School of Letters, plus a HND course in Illustration which accidentally led to a career in graphic design.
Lately anime and manga have fed the eyeballs but the inspiration is wide.
Joining the Many Styles crew in 1994 and founding Los Vampyrs in 1998, Elph
continues to draw, paint and play with type as much as he can.
Dont delay buy one today because they're getting snapped up quick
(view prints below)
Studio Amour is fabric design and print studio founded in 2007 and based in
In an industry dominated by digital design and production we are concerned to keep alive old flourishing traditional methods and craftsmanship.
Our main focus is the production of hand printed art works and fabric with a particular interest in one off or small runs for furnishing or architectural purposes and Interior decoration.
To promote the cause of hand printing over the machine, Studio Amour has decided to hold bi-monthly exhibitions featuring the work of local and international Graffiti artists, Designers, Makers and Friends.
We present you are first show,
featuring artwork by:
Ponk . Aimee . Pref . Nylon . Dora . Paris . Dibo
Private view 19th December 7-10pm
Gallery Open Sat.20th-Sun.21st
At: StudioAmour, Tin Shed, off Gloucester Rd, behind the Robin Hood Retreat Pub.
Aimee’s screenprints capture the tensions and gracefulness of movement, drawing from old and new traditions of mark making.
Influenced by the fluency and balance of Japanese brushstroke and graphic street art, she produces one off lengths of printed fabric and paper suitable for large scale commissions. Aimee works from her studio in
A joint interest in Graffiti has led to this present collaboration. Combining contrasting techniques proves to be both a challenge and a source of creative inspiration.
By contorting, extruding and embellishing shapes and patterns he creates his own style, making every piece look different from the last.
Often opting for a collaborative approach, Ponk enjoys the camaraderie and creativity of working together on a piece considering the overall composition of the wall in order to create the finished look of the production
Graffiti is Graffiti,
Art is Art,
"Urban Art" is neither,
"Lets face it -Urban art is shite"
___DONT GIVE A SHIT
In over 20 years of painting PARIEES has mastered hand-styles, dubs,bubble letters, block busters, wild styles, straight letters & productions.
In all this time he has only "fannied about" with stencils once or twice. Neither has he ever produced a volume of work based mainly on post-punk icons or monkeys with machine guns, or nuns wearing barcodes and bazookas.
How certain so-called artists have the nerve to do this, and still sleep at night, then say "I dont think tagging is artistic" blah blah blah is beyond him...
Those guilty of the above are "Urban artists", something the world, and especially the Graffiti world could very well do without....
Sleep tight xxx
This versatile creator began his career realizing murals in a town near
From the beginning his work was based on illustration & the discipline that developed alongside Graffiti which lead him to study animation and graphic design as tool to develop his
Nowadays, Dibone is a great designer and draughtsman taking part in many international events.
His work is loaded with dynamism, alluding to a world painted with primary colours and plenty of figures that are twisted in his own physics.
In 1001 nights time (about three years) the campaign for the 2012 Olympics will be in full swing.Over recent years London councils have begun to paint over track side graffiti with a view to have completely eliminated most of the eyesore by the time the games begin. This campaign is thought to intensify over the next few years pushing a zero tolerance approach to the railway sidings not just painting over everything once, but returning to paint over again and again walls which become re vandalised.
This horrible brown colored paint (hence the brown colour for the print) has wiped out pieces and walls which have never been painted over before.Traveling far out on overground sections of the tube and british rail networks alike taking out everything in view. The result is that our history as we know it is being eliminated. Pieces that have been a familiar part of the scenery for years, old names which have since retired and in some cases even died and Pieces which have been left for years out of respect by other writers now faded and disappearing into the moss covered brickwork are being mindlessly eradicated.
Stop the buff
Save our history
The lowbrow pop art of Vinnie Nylon
Viwers will find crows sat on top of glass vases or perhaps a giant manicule morphing into a trumpet, pouring out notes of cartoon soda pop drips! 1050's housewives and admen draw your attention to the wonders of consumerism... "Luxury SHE desires at a price HE can afford" The underlying message often taken way out of context and given a savage twist in this visual soup. One mermaid like creature battles with her own hand spraying insecticide as she is invaded by bugs and creepy crawlies in the screen print "Death by aerosol" All of the candy coloured joy of this imagery is served up with a dose of wit and irony, leading us to the conclusion that things are rarely as the first appear.