Some things are classic. No matter how styles or fashions change they will always seem original. The Chanel LBD. Adidas Superstars. True classics that have lasted through all the trends to remain on top of the pile. Street art too has been through some real phases but the cream has always risen to the top. Walk round any area that’s become synonymous with street art and generally your eyes will be assaulted by wall after wall of generic stencils, some well executed, others looking like they were placed by a blind dog on PCP.
The Brainer columnists unleash their new issue on Thursday
It’s here! The 14th issue from resident Brainer columnists VNA is ready to drop, and the boys are launching it this Thursday at East Gallery on Brick Lane. Expect a good looking, good smelling, good-ass collectible magazine bursting with the dopest graffiti and street art you will set your retinas on today.
Two Agents of Change, a whole lot of booze and some incredible artwork!
Tuesday evening saw the launch of the highly anticipated ‘A’ exhibition – the 2 man art show from Agents of Change, Steve More and Remi/Rough. Housed in Shoreditch’s Blackall Studios, the show parades an exciting new body of work from both artists, whose long history of collaborative projects has brought them both to a bold new beginning. ‘A’ an exhibition that shapes new thinking and further stretches the boundaries of contemporary art.
Steve More and Remi/Rough ‘A’: Future Perspectives
Two artists, one space and a unified passion to shatter the trappings of conventional thinking – with an eruption of style, intuitive creative expression and an unbridled approach towards modern art. The ‘A’ exhibition sees a new collection of work from revered artists Steve More and Remi/Rough.
In these crazy days of ‘street art’ it’s so easy for us to forget the roots of this culture: graffiti. Pure graffiti… tags, dubs and pieces. Racking, trains and tracksides. Marker pens and spray paint.
Some graffiti writers still don’t like the idea of graffiti exhibited in galleries, it’s wrong. Graffiti belongs on walls and trains. It’s about getting your name up and not selling out. Others think differently and pursue a career in art alongside their night-time job of being a writer. Either way, it’s up to the individual. Sometimes graffiti really works on canvas and other times I feel the work would be best left where it belongs, sometimes I see a writer and wish they did work on canvas and in print form, but I know they never will.
The Earnest Endeavours crew are back with their second London party in conjunction with Hit+Run
Following their storming Nosaj Thing party last October, the Earnest Endeavours boys are back with two unmissable events to get your behind to in London on Wednesday 19th January. First up, the Two Soups and a Honeybun exhibition from Justin ‘Kutmah’ McNulty.
His arresting imagery and wonderfully twisted characters and mural paintings have brightened up many a London street corner over the years. Injecting personality, vitality and intrigue wherever he leaves his artistic mark, Tom Blackford, a.k.a. Inkfetish, has spent the last 10 years carving out a visual identity that has lead him to become a recognisable and respected force on the
So we booked the cheapest flights and accommodation we could find and went away for the weekend. Sure, we’d just missed the incredible Project ASA show by a week, full of top street artists like Ortica Noodles, Fark, Galo and Pez. And yeah, the weather forecast was as bad as could possibly be for a June weekend in Holland, but hey – this was to be the first international VNA trip ever and we were going to the mythical city of sin that is Amsterdam, so it wasn’t all bad.
Summer is starting to show its face here in the UK and Europe, and to people not obsessed with football (and quite a few people who are) it only means one thing: it’s festival season.
But what if you are tired of Glastonbury (never!), Reading or Lovebox? What if you want something other than the usual rowdy music fix? Well fear not, there are plenty of graffiti and art festivals here in the UK and Europe to satisfy even the most switched on urban art lover.
So I got asked to write this column for Brainer about 10 mins ago, and I really didn’t know what I should write about. I work for VNA so I’m guessing it should be street art related, but seriously how many times do you need to read about pretty pictures on walls? As it happens quite a lot actually, but then I thought dang! I’m actually from the future so I’m going to give you a little insight about how technology changes everything. Everything including street art.