We would like to celebrate our favorite female artists worldwide, who are pushing boundaries in graffiti /street art as well as contemporary art. The list is unlimited so we are sending much love and support to ALL the female artists.
Keep doing what you are doing!
AIDA WILDE (UK)
BARBARA KRUGER (US)
AYA TAKANO (JP)
CHIHARU SHIOTA (JP)
LADY AIKO (US)
MAD C (DE)
MAYA HAYUK (US)
MISS VAN (FR)
NATALIA FABIA (US)
TARA MCPHERSON (US)
YAYOI KUSAMA (JP)
StolenSpace gallery just opened a double exhibition by leading female street artists, Miss Van and Olek. Despite having worked on public installations and group shows across the globe, it is the first time they produce a two-person show together. Based on their strong friendship and artistic sisterhood, both artists are showing their mutual appreciation for each other work .
Miss Van new body of work titled ‘Glamorous Darkness‘ maintain the signature aesthetic of her ‘poupées’ (dolls) within a dreamlike landscape and colours. Adorned with masquerade, animal-like masks her sensual and erotic female characters evolve and interact with each other.
In a tribute, Olek has recreated several of Miss Van’s favourite paintings in crochet form with intricate details, from the masks, corsets, wigs, hats to lips and nails and is displaying these artworks as photographic representations. Her exhibition title, ‘Let’s not get caught, let’s keep going‘, borrows itself from a Thelma and Louise film quote which reminds the artist of her friendship with Miss Van. Along with these new works, Olek has taken over the gallery space and covered the floor to ceiling in her signature crochet.
View all pics from the opening here
Miss Van & Olek
Until 1 June 2014
17 Osborn Street
London E1 6TD
Currently on display in London Covent Garden are two multi-coloured crocheted
elephants by NYC Street artist Olek.
The Elephant Family – an initiative that aims to protect Asian elephants and their
habitat – enlisted the help of a host of leading artists, designers, photographers and creatives like Christian Lacroix, Matthew Williamson, Mario Testino, Missoni,
Fabergé, Cartier to participate in their charity event named the Animal Ball at the Lancaster House.
Artists have been tasked to create a bespoke pair of masks that reflect their
interpretation of an endangered animal, as well as bespoke elephant sculptures that
will be auctioned for charity on 9 July. In addition, each of the 24 rooms of the
Lancaster House will be transformed into a magnificent indoor jungle, including a
crochet rainforest by Olek.
View the full set of pics here