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“Fallout”, a show by Phil Ashcroft at Canal

Click to enlarge CANAL is pleased to present its show for the summer, an exhibition by Phil Ashcroft, mixing live painting, large scale canvases and screenprints. Ashcroft will create a new large format painting in the gallery over the course of the exhibition, bringing his studio process directly into CANAL, as well as presenting a new lightbox work inspired by the gallery’s location on the Regent’s Canal at Haggerston, east London. Ashcroft’s works are influenced by... Read More

Dance & 3D – Le mouvement de l’air

3D dance - Art-Pie

3D technology which once was promised to succeed (back in the 80s) completely disappeared (or almost) as a medium for any artistry around but this is changing. 3D movies have been a regular hits at the Box Office while 3D gaming is booming. 3D and dance? Meet Adrien M and Claire B, pioneers in embracing and using multimedia in their choreographies, present us with a fascinating and reactive projection-mapped performance. The Movement of the Air, now a video, is bond to bend... Read More

“Silence = Death”: The Political Art of Keith Haring

Silence = Death by Keith Harring | Art-Pie

Keith Haring was a street artist at the heart of the urban art movement in 1980s New York. He was also a gay man diagnosed with AIDS. Partly as a result of living with these stigmas, his work often bears a strong element of political and social critique. He was one third of a trio of New York street artists at the helm of the growing movement. He, Richard Hambleton and Jean-Michel Basquiat regularly met to discuss each other’s work, and sometimes collaborated. He first began... Read More

Something Lurking: The Shadowmen of Richard Hambleton

'Shadowmen' by Richard Hamilton | Art-Pie

Richard Hambleton has been called the godfather of street art. He began producing what he called ‘public art’ in New York City in the 1970s. He’s known for the black figures he first painted on the buildings of New York’s Lower East Side, which he called Shadowmen. The Shadowmen arrived in the early 1980s, and shocked many a denizen of that city who walked the streets at night. In 1981 and 1982 he populated the Lower East Side with these unnerving figures. A... Read More

The Top 10 Urban Artists of 2015

Top 10 urban artists of 2015 | Art-Pie

Street art has come a long way since it broke onto the scene in the 80s, gradually evolving from being an art form that spread socially provocative messages into a more accessible, mainstream medium that has been widely accepted all around the world. Urban art graces the streets of cities big and small, and occasionally there comes along a piece that you just have to stop and admire. Here are some of the top 10 urban artists of 2015: 1. Icy and Sot Icy and Sot, a duo of 2 brothers... Read More

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