We stopped by the studio of British artist Remi Rough while he prepares for his upcoming solo show entitled ‘Post’ at the Speerstra Gallery in Switzerland.
Since his first gallery exhibition in 1989, Remi Rough has successfully transitioned from his early graffiti style to create his own abstract geometrical language, recognisable regardless of its form, whether large scale murals or gallery works. Opening on 12 November, the ‘Post ’ exhibition will feature nineteen new works on paper and canvas.
In this exhibition, Remi Rough redefines the idea of space and invites the viewer to travel into his parallel architectural universe with his layering of colourful lines and geometrical shapes, while lights and shadows give a sense of perspective and movement. Mastering abstract compositions with carefully thought balance of shapes and colours with a distinct precision of the lines.
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Remi Rough – Post
12 Nov – 17 Dec 2016
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The twin brothers Ad Deville and Droo who make up Skewville first came to prominence around 1999, when their wooden sneakers became an ubiquitous sight hanging from New York power lines. They have continued to push the boundaries of street communications. Since meeting them in London earlier this year (see here) , I was fortunate enough to visit their studio hidden in a basement in Bushwick, NY as they prepared for their upcoming show entitled Anti-Social Networking at the Black Book Gallery in Denver opening on October 7th.
Ad Deville showed their entire collection of wooden flying dogs since the 2000′s, and their matching screen layers. We were then taken to a vault where even rarer dogs are stored. Skewville also shared their unique stamping techniques, leveraging everyday DIY tools.
Anti-Social Networking will be featuring a selection of works on paper, mix media, wood, metal and concrete. It will be a commentary on social networking and how street art and art in general is not about who you know or who knows you, but who knows your work. The exhibit will be arranged so the artwork is connected to represent social networking and also include a very large and gritty piece from BAST.
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See my coverage in Juxtapoz
Overlooking the River Thames in London, Wapping offers large warehouse spaces to an ever growing artistic community, so it’s no surprise to see Lazarides Gallery relocate their Printmaking operation when they outgrew their makeshift basement studio in Soho.
The Laz printing studio produces exclusive small run editions, hand finished screenprints, HPM (hand finished multiples) and works on paper for a multitude of artists like Antony Micallef, 3D, Paul Insect, Zevs, Ron English, Conor Harrington, Mode2, Jonathan Yeo, and Boogie to name a few. Some of the prints produced here will be sent to Los Angeles for upcoming shows at Lazarides’ new venture PNB, Post No Bills.
It was exciting to see the different stages of the manual printing process, and also bumping into artist Stanley Donwood who was checking and signing his latest series of prints.
I caught up with D*Face in the preparation of his LA solo show.
More pics HERE