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Dank’s show at Graffik gallery

Dan Kitchener at Graffik gallery | Art-PieUK based artist, DANK aka Dan Kitchener’s second major solo show in London this year is opening at Graffik gallery on Thursday this week.

We hear that the artwork on display, cityscapes and landscapes but also the now iconic Tokyo neon style Geishas, are a delight so we are looking forward to going to the press launch tomorrow and talk to the artist about his new set of new works.

Stay tunes for exclusive pics .

From the gallery
Working across all mediums, scale plays an important part in his work – he has a fondness for epic street pieces, with his monstrous creations seen on walls ranging from 20ft to over 100 ft. Light and the effects of light are also another huge aspect of his work, using this technique to give life to a varied range of compositions.

We have also included a video about the artist telling you a big more about the artist

Dank Kitchener (DANK) | Art-Pie

What – Dan Kitchener’s new solo show
When – 27/07 till 7/07
Where – Graffik gallery | 284 Portobello Road London W10 5TE

David Lee at Graffik gallery- 'Vive La France’

David Lee - Vive La FranceBorn in Doncaster in the fifties David Lee flew the nest at a young age to set up residence in London, which heralded a new phase in his life, as he discovered London’s burgeoning hippy scene. However, during his early thirties, his love affair with France began with the marriage of his French wife.

Inspired by modern French painters, particularly Cézanne, his exploration of the forthright nude and his radical brush strokes were the first step toward Impressionism.

Lee’s paintings are inspired not only from the South of France and Paris but from the era between the 1920’s and 50’s, which is a common theme in all of his work.

Lee readily adopted the cafe culture of our continental cousins where Paris seized him. Spending so much time in the City of Lights, enjoying such impassioned vibrancy, the cafes were the creative enclaves where his artistry was honed.

His work embodies a delightful image of French café culture. The distinction from Lee’s work is how he captures this hustle and bustle of Parisian cafés giving us canvases splashed with vivid colour, radiating gaiety and the joy of life.

A second love interest later developed and this new ménage-a-trois between London, Paris and the South of France was a source of nouveau inspiration. With a palette full of colour from the warm South, Lee has brought back from the azure shore paintings that palpitate with hot sunlight and dazzle with their audacious colour.

Exclusively for Graffik Gallery David Lee has also painted a series of French inspired pop-art portraits.

To celebrate Lee’s Anglo-French love affair the preview will feature a themed party, which includes feasting on French delicacies, a wine tasting and a mime artist.

‘Vive La France’ 26 April – 9 May 2012 – Daily 11am to 6pm
To RSVP to the Private View (26/4) please email art@graffikgallery.co.uk

More information about Dave Lee’s show