UPDATE 21/11
Some images from the opening night, more on the artbleat facebook page HERE


Thursday evening in North London sees two landmark events occurring in the same place, first the inaugural show for the newly opened Atom Gallery and print house, that show in turn being the debut solo show for London based stencil artist Agent Provocateur; System Failure.
A.P's show takes the form of part retrospective and also introduces some new unseen work with some indoor murals to boot. It's hard to believe due to the amount of posts I have written on the artist that this is his first one man event, but as the old adage goes the best things in life are worth waiting for (or did I just make that up)     

The Private View will kick of on Thursday 20th November at around 6pm.
No guest list required and there will be some free booze, look out for the special A.P designed micro brewery beer.  

Atom Gallery can be found at 77 Stroud Green Road, London. N4 3EG



 Sunday morning late posting just before the event is a bit shabby and for that I apologise.
If you find yourself in London today with nothing to do, then you could do no worse than head down to the Leake Street Tunnels (opp the London Eye) where Team Naz have a Paint Jam planned. See some real Street/Graff artists at work and maybe some stars of the future.
Have a look at the event facebook page HERE for all the details.

"On Sunday 16th November we invite one and all down to Leake Street tunnel for a massive paint jam to celebrate the life and work of Ben Naz. We will also be doing a huge wall as part of the Next Generation project for the younger artists to work along side the pro's in producing a mural and learning some valuable skills using cans, stencils and various other street art mediums. 
Come one, come all, bring the kids, and lets celebrate the life of our friend and inspiration Ben Naz.
Rest in power brother. X"



UPDATE 10/11/14
The show is over if you missed it you missed out.
There are a few show photos going up on the artbleat facebook page, mainly of a room with folk in as I have yet to master the art of taking photos of glass framed things and not getting any reflection.
I am guessing Nick may have some work up on his website soon which you can find HERE


"Nick JS Thompson’s documentation of the varied remnant military structures of the Atlantic Wall on the small island of Fanø, Denmark, serves to highlight the impact that they have had on the island and questions what view residents and visitors take on them." 

Private View is tonight (06/11) at 6pm at Doomed Gallery, Dalston.
Not usually the kind of thing I would cover on artbleat, but after talking to Nick recently and feeling his passion for the images he took away from Fanø, I think I would be foolish not to pop along and see his work for myself.
The show is only on for four days so try not to miss it if you are in the area, if you are not I will have some images up as soon as possible.
Facebook Event Page HERE  
This show is part of Photomonth


Rex Romae will be opening the doors to a show of works by Norwegian stencil artist Martin Whatson at 6pm in Kingsland Road London E2 on Thursday 6th November.
The show looks like it's already sold out but there will be a screen print release which will be available only on opening night and only with a cash purchase.

There will be a queue and the prints won't last long.

Show PDF 

65x65 cm Screen Print
Hand embellished edition of 50 
Each one will be slightly different.
£275 (Cash only on the night)



It's been a while since I've wandered through my list of sites of interest and today the mouse of fortune landed on some work by Antony Collings (ABC) via his big-cartel site.
Having seen some of Antony's work close up I can get an idea of the texture on these pieces that photos can not really get across, you will just have to take my word for it.
You can have a look for yourself HERE

Blue Ocean Decay 
spray paint, Oil and acrylic on canvas 
30cm x 30cm

Dark Ocean Decay 
spray paint, Oil and acrylic on canvas 
100cm x 100cm

Deep Ocean Decay 
spray paint, Oil and acrylic on canvas 
50cm x 50cm




The pair of artists that work under the banner of Static were amongst the group artists that attracted me into this blogging game, some of the first to confirm my suspicions that artists could be approachable, not hiding behind a wall of secrecy or too big and important to talk to someone with a badly named blog and no actual idea what he's doing.
So of course I've followed their transition from stencil,print,collage,collaborations and now some of the most gorgeous layered glass works I've seen.
The point I'm trying to get to in a rambling roundabout way is it great to see an artist progress and rise up through the ranks and still retain a grounded attitude. So I was more than pleased to receive two emails over the past week or so from the boys, one regarding a show at The Playboy Club in London next week, which I'll come to later and the second explaining what they have been up to recently. It seems that Static were approached a while back to design a jacket to tie in with the release of the new Call Of Duty A/W game. The "Hero Jacket" as it is proudly called is to have a limited production run of only 80pcs and is to be given to "Real Heroes" of the game (and a couple of sponsors) and will not be for sale.
Have a look at the video below to see the production process. 

Static are at the moment (as I write this) attending the release party for the Hero Jacket in Copenhagen, I know I usually like to announce a free booze party or PV that you can amble down to, but as there was no chance of getting into this one I felt no need for a formal "Heads Up"
However I am planning to celebrate this event with one of the rare artbleat giveaway competitions, I'm just waiting to see what I can give away. I will know on Monday when I will pass the exciting news on to you and work out how you can enter, it will be good but suffice to say it ain't gonna be a Hero Jacket.  

At some point the original artwork on canvas will be auctioned off and the money raised will be given to charity, the auction is not live yet but when it is you will be able to access it HERE at the Hero Jacket website (Yes! The jacket does have it's own website)




Alaric Hammond has a show titled From Cheek To Blushing Cheek opening on Shoreditch High Street this week.
Alaric, sometime collaborator with the Insect design collective, had his debut UK show back in 2012 with the Outsiders, in his home city of Newcastle and has since gone on to show in Tokyo and Berlin.
This being his first London solo showing promises traditional monotype works on paper, Intaglio etching and photo etchings from collaged film, which are then worked over in charcoal, oil sticks and inks. On canvas, Alaric employs mixed media techniques as the foundations of finished painting.

The show opens at Forge & Co Gallery on the 30th Oct with a PV and then from the 31st Oct to 7th November to the general public.

Have a look at more of Alaric's work on:



1XRun will be releasing their second print by UK artist Dale Grimshaw at 5pm UK time today (23/10)
Finders Keepers comes in at only $65 and is in an edition of only 30.
There is also a hand embellished run of 15 that comes in at $125.
Sign up HERE to be ready for the drop.

Dale Grimshaw. Finders Keepers.  
17 x 17 Inches Archival Pigment Print on 310gsm Fine Art Paper,
Edition of 30



Moniker is over for another year. Not as good as previous years seems to be the verdict on the streets of London but still a fine effort, and at times very busy.
I have a few images here to give you the feel of it and loads more on the artbleat Facebook page.



This Tuesday Faile will be unleashing their latest tome upon the baying public.
Works on wood will be a 320 page, hardback full colour book published by Gelstalten.
As is usual with Faile there are a number of special editions, including two housed in screen printed and hand painted wooden slip cases.
You can expect the drop at Mid Day NYC / 5pm UK at Faile HQ

FAILE: Works on Wood
Process, Paintings and Sculpture
Signed Studio Copies
Price: $68
Released on Faile.net HERE

New York Special Edition
Wood Sleeve Signed Works on Wood Book
Edition of 100
Release October 21st via Faile.net HERE

Berlin Special Edition
Wood Sleeve Signed Works on Wood Book
Edition of 100
Release October 21st via Gestalten Online Shop HERE



We at artbleat like to pride ourselves, well I do, on our prowess of ligging  enjoying meaningful and thought provoking conversations with artists that we admire. So imagine our joy when we realised that one gallery in particular was showcasing two of those such artists at Moniker.
Horn of Plenty Gallery has managed to pull together new work by David Bray and Ben Slow which they will be showing alongside two new paintings by the extraordinary Eelus.

Horn will be the new boys on the block this year, they were just a twinkle in the art world's eye this time last year.
This is what they said when poked with the artbleat stick
"We launched Horn Of Plenty in May 2014, so it's still really early days for us. We're just collectors that are passionate and wanted to get even closer to the art we love. Being a gallerist seemed like an obvious choice, and wanting to know and present more about the art was an even easier choice to make when deciding how we differentiate ourselves"

Eelus will also be whipping out his perfectly cut stencils and painting some walls outside Moniker in the courtyard at the Truman Brewery on Friday and Saturday from 1pm, as will Ben Slow who is collaborating with Carl Cashman.
At the moment Horn are on-line only but have plans to extend into shows, both group and solo for 2015. At Moniker they will also be featuring the incredible work of Best Ever and be armed to the teeth with some very limited prints by Bohdon Burenko and David Bray amongst others. You can find them hanging out at Stand 16.



BEST EVER (Detail)



London West Bank Gallery will be releasing this hypnotisingly beautiful print by Rowan Newton on Thursday at Moniker Art Fair.
Delphic Ambiguity is a 10 colour hand embellished screen print available on either paper as an edition of 35 or wood as an edition of 15 and printed by the artist at the Jealous Studios. All the info you need is below if you are not attending Moniker but still want to get your hands on this lovely lady.

Delphic Ambiguity paper edition
10 colour screen print with double hit of gloss varnish on the eyes and lips
Edition of 35
66 x 66cm
On 350gsm Landor Grey deckled edge
Signed, numbered and blind stamped by the artist. Also blind stamped by Jealous Print
£280- unframed,  £380- framed
Only 18 available
For those who can't make it to Moniker Art Fair or enquires email Tommy at tommy@londonwestbank.com

Those beautiful double gloss lips

Delphic Ambiguity wood edition 
10 colour screen print with double hit of gloss varnish on the eyes and lips, with added acrylic and spray paint work 
Wood hand stained in a variety of brown inks, making each piece of wood look individual
Edition of 15
74 x 74cm
On Birch plywood, signed, numbered and wax sealed (purple wax) by the artist. Also lasered logo by Jealous Print
£650- framed (framed option only)
Only 8 available
Again for those who can't make it to Moniker Art Fair or enquires email Tommy at tommy@londonwestbank.com

Rowan's purple seal, wood version only.