Combining seemingly disparate elements from a wide range of found imagery taken from pop culture, film, graphic design and art history, Eelus's strange and colourful visual language is applied to paintings, prints, murals and 3D work, all of it in search for a sense of balance as he brings opposing forces together, exploring the relationships between light and dark, humour and the macabre and beauty in the mundane. He's painted and exhibited worldwide alongside key figures within the urban contemporary movement, the desirability of his work evident in the success of his solo exhibitions and sell-out print editions. He currently lives beside the sea in Brighton, UK, with his partner, their daughter, two cats and Arty the dog.
Dotmaster’s has been painting the streets since the 90’s; combining activism with art, using impeccably detailed stencils alongside freehand aerosol skills. His “Unfair Funfair” is a Glastonbury festival highlight and he was a driving force in establishing the Nuart street art festival in Norway which also occurs annually in Aberdeen, Scotland. He kicked off 2019 with a spectacular solo exhibition in Paris followed by a world tour which saw him paint public murals in places such as the UAE, Bali & New Zealand. He was also once featured in an Oscar nominated film by another artist, which was about Exiting Gift Shops.
DLR is the creator of the “Three Second Memory” t-shirts that were ubiquitous in the 90’s. His style is influenced by a huge love of Robert Crumb, Keith Haring and psychedelic vegetables. Using these starting points DLR has created his own language – a vibrant, bold, technicolour language that blows away the sepia cobwebs. Initially creating designs to adorn tee-shirts worldwide, DLR's work eventually grew into full scale paintings which have a soft & cute edge but also have hidden perceptions which take the viewer on a neon trip to the seaside. SHOP DLR
Hackney-based artist Dave Buonaguidi creates work that provokes and stimulates a reaction. Working mostly with word-based prints, he unites his own photography, vintage maps and pop culture images with poignant reflections. Dave has worked in advertising for over 30 years, founding St. Luke’s, the world’s first Co-operative ad agency and most recently Karmarama in 2000. In 2003 he created the iconic MAKE TEA NOT WAR poster for the anti-war march. It now is part of the collection at the V&A and hangs in the Trento museum of modern art. He loves to make work that creates a reaction.
Kid Acne is a UK-based artist, illustrator, print-maker and emcee. His formative years were spent writing graffiti, self-publishing fanzines and making experimental hip-hop – invariably designing and printing the record sleeves by hand. The culmination of these interests informed the development of his own unique aesthetic, first documented in the seminal counter-culture tome, Scrawl (Booth-Clibborn Editions, 1999). A stalwart of the international Street Art movement, Kid Acne has painted large-scale murals across continents and exhibited extensively over the past two decades. His art explores a variety of themes, from colloquialisms and typography, to mythology and architecture. Rendered in a distinct, illustrative style, Kid Acne’s work can be seen throughout the globe; from wheat-pastes in North America to museum walls in...