WE HEAD TO THE SHORES OF ENGLAND FOR THIS LATEST INSTALLMENT IN OUR ONE TO WATCH GALLERY SERIES. WEST LONDON TO BE EXACT. WITH THOUSANDS UPON THOUSAND OF UNIQUE GALLERIES AND ASPIRING ARTISTS, IT'S HARD TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THEM ALL. BUT, BANKROBBER STOOD OUT TO US WITH ITS INDIVIDUAL CHARM AND APPROACH TO BEING ICONIC. NOT FOLLOWING TRENDS, BUT CREATING THEM WITH THE WORK THEY CHOOSE TO SHOWCASE AND THE ARTISTS THEY SUPPORT.
If you happened to be in Toronto or Montreal and noticed that one of the landmarks that you walk by everyday was suddenly covered in crocheted yarn, it was probably the work of Agata Olek AKA Olek. This Polish born, New York based artist, has been covering objects in cities, and even people, around the world with brightly coloured yarn for quite some time now.
Tyler Armstrong is a fairly new addition to the Toronto art scene, but this artist has been painting for years, and what started as a weekend hobby has transformed into a heated passion. A self taught artist, Tyler daringly creates haunting and darker images with wild lines and vibrant colour that seem to balance in perfect harmony along side the disturbing imagery.
Mademoiselle Maurice is a 28 year old French artist that we think is worth paying attention to. She works in multiple mediums: from paper (origami) to yarn (crochet), and everything in between, to create some pretty intense and none permanent street art. Truly beautiful.
If you like posters as much as we do, then this is right up your alley. Our friends over at Little Mountain Gallery (195 East 26th) are hosting Music Paste on June 9th. Name sounds familiar? It should. This one-night-only showcase featuring original gig poster design and live music is part of the Music Waste Festival.
Thank you for an awesome interview! It was very good and absolutely needed. I've missed The Radio Dept. I remembering standing a bit up from the scene where they were playing in Arvikafestivalen 2003, I was 18. Every Radio Dept song was like the best sex, most profound political stance and pride. I am from Karlstad, Sweden.
Jag älskar er, Radio Dept! Tack för alla åren och tack som fan för detta!