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Extinction/Extension, a new show by Otto Schade

Otto Schade, Extinction, London West Bank Gallery | Art-Pie
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Extinction/Extension by the half-Chilean half-German street artist Otto Schade known as OSCH is opening tomorrow  at London West Bank gallery.

In the meantime, the private view of the show is tonight between 6-10pm.

As the Anonymous sunset image shows, Osch will work on his signature tape style combined with his sunsets which have covered London and other cities in the past year.

The artist will be releasing 2 very low edition hand-finished Anonymosch prints during the show and there will be a giveaway of 10 posters (image below) to the first 10 fans through the door.

Here is what OSCH says about the show –

‘AnonymOsch’ came about for a couple of reasons. When we were putting together my latest solo show I had to come up with a name that meant something to me! I decided on the show being named ‘Extinction Extension’. Followers of my work will know that I try to highlight the futility of war and also the fragile plight of many of our endangered species. These guys at anonymous try very much to do the same thing in their own kind of way.They have started a global movement that is growing by the day.

Anonymosch, Otto Schade | Art-Pie
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He adds –

Although I don’t agree with everything that they highlight, a lot of what they convey makes perfect sense. My ‘Orb’ body of works do not pertain to anywhere in the world in particular, but rather everywhere where there is conflict. ‘AnonymOSCH’ is a hybrid artwork that utilises the impact of the simplistic Orb and also encompasses my trademark ribbon style. The face of Anonymous was taken from the ‘V is for Vendetta’ movie, although originally (as I am led to believe) was manufactured as a Guy Fawkes mask.

When Anonymous Chapter One, London commissioned the drawing from me I jumped at the chance as it was an image that I had been toying with for quite some time.

Please note: you need to be on the guestlist to be entitled to the free poster so please RSVP to guestlist@londonwestbank.com

‘Big Bang’ show at Westbank gallery

Westbank is back to present its new group show: THE BIG BANG!

This new show will be held in their new space (see below for details) so get yourselves down for the Private View on Thursday 14th January 2016.

Pieces on show will include the likes of:
Ben Allen | DANK | Mydogsighs | Jim Starr | K-Guy | Schoony | Copyright | Gemma Compton | Paul McGowan | Emmanuel Albaret | James Mylne | Cheba | Osch | Carleen de Sozer | Henry Hate | Kimberly Thomas and many more…


You need to RSVP at guestlist@londonwestbank.com with your name and surname.

Copyright at London Westbank gallery

We managed to get down to the London Westbank gallery to attend the opening of “Thirteen”, the new Copyright solo show. We arrived quite early which was nice as people were still quite scarce so this enables us to take a good look at the impressive amount of pieces that got hung on the walls of the two level gallery.

Let’s face it, quite a few pieces weren’t new at all and were taken from past show and while some may argue that Copyright’s style stagnate (read The Art Collector full comment,), we still enjoyed the pin-up girls which often appear in Copyright pieces and are even some sort of signature.

One thing worth pointing out was the use of the actual stencils as pieces itself. Quite a few of the stencils the artist used for his works were indeed hung around the gallery and could be recognised by a sticky tape that sometimes said “Fragile” clumsily wrapping the cut out paper piece.

The show is now over

More pictures after the fold

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“Thirteen” the new show from Copyright at London Westbank gallery

WIN a limited edition of Copyright’s Lady of the Lake (edition of 50 which is the show print). enter now, the competition closes on Friday 27/09 midnight so hurry up!

It has been about two years since Copyright has had a solo show. It has not been lazying around (…) we hear, but rather been busy with a bunch of commissions partly being a consequence of his appearance on Season 8 of ‘The Apprentice’. “Thirteen”, his new solo show at London Westbank Gallery, is upon us though and we are excited to see what the artist has to show us.

Two words seem to summarise what the show is all about – revisit and reimagine styles and influences. This new show consists of 40 pieces of “old-new” and “new-new’ work, Copyright will explore the idea of moving forward by looking back.The collection will also allow a rare glimpse behind the curtain, displaying framed stencils and surprise installations…

Copyright | Art-Pie

We talked to Copyright who kindly answered a few questions for us –

Art-Pie: Is Art something you have always wanted to be doing for a living?
Copyright : Yes, but its never something I really believed was a job, so I didn’t chose to study art. Even when it looked like I could make a living at it, I was afraid that it would take all the fun out of it, took a lot of thinking to decide to make my passion into my job. But I have been a full time artist now for close to 5 years and I don’t really feel like I have a job, I just do what I love everyday.

A-P: Tell us a little bit about you and your style.
Copyright : It’s a bittersweet mish-mash of stencil work and traditional painting techniques. The paintings are all portraits of usually ambiguous female protagonists, almost always unhappy, crying or aloof. Then within that is a bunch of other symbols or imagery, different flowers, creatures, tattoos etc, that build up a picture with a vague narrative. creating a pretty picture, but with a dark fairy tale.

A-P: Tell me something about your training and your influences.
Copyright : Im a self taught artist, Ive never studied art, but I have spent time in art collages doing photography and stuff. So was allways into making pictures.

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A-P: What is “Thirteen”, your new show is all about?
Copyright : 13 is my lucky number, since I was born on Friday the 13th, and 2013 also happened to be 10 years since I started using the name copyright. For ‘Thirteen’, I wanted to put together a big show that had more to see than just a bunch of paintings, some behind the scenes stuff but in a gallery format. Also a group of paintings which revisit older works and themes. I’m calling it a way of “moving forward whilst looking back” .

Copyright : Let’s talk about street art. Street art has grown in the Art World and is inviting itself into art galleries more and more often. What are your views on this?
Copyright : I don’t go round calling myself a “Street Artist”, I call myself an “Artist”, Street art is a word made up by other people who try to understand why they are seeing pictures that aren’t trying to sell them something. The truth is, I started putting stuff on the streets because I had nowhere else to put them. I wasn’t making some anarchist statement, I just wanted them to be seen.


What – ‘Lucky 13’ A Solo Show by Artist Copyright
Where – London Westbank Gallery 133-137 Notting Hill Gate W11 2RS
When – 27th September – 3rd October 2013 (Preview night Thursday 26th 6pm-10pm open thereafter 11am-7pm Daily RSVP to guestlist@londonwestbank.com)