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 … Continue reading “Silence = Death”: The Political Art of Keith Haring
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 … Continue reading Something Lurking: The Shadowmen of Richard Hambleton
On February 16, 1990, at age 31, Keith Haring’s life was cut short due to an AIDS-related illness. He would have been 54 today and as a homage, here are a few words and a tribute to his most iconic pieces of art. I wonder what Keith Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) … Continue reading Keith Harring would have been 54 today
Mediums you can use to paint are countless, it is only down to the artist to use them or not. Meet Erik Sommer and his very original and unique way of painting with cement. We talked to Erik to find out a bit more about him and his work.
This is what of those shows that when you hear about them, the automatic and systematic next thing you do is to pencil that in your diary in a big font.
Now’s The Time exhibition at Black Rat gallery is an impressive group show, a sort of retrospective of what Street Art has been in the past few years and what it will be for years to come: getting more and people liking it.