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ART INTRO: CLET

Graffik Gallery is the go to place in West London for acknowledging and tipping its hat to the edgy urban artist.

Their latest collab is with French painter/sculptor called Clet, who sources antique road signs and creates on site in the Graffik studio. Clet has even gone so far as to work with figures of authority. The Mayor of Paris loved the wit of the artist so much he ended up collaborating with the artist.. (Boris Johnson take heed). 

Road signs: symbol of undisputed authority, signifying obligations, duty and limitations, are modified in order to contradict the strict conception of legality as an absolute religion.


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All of Clet’s works can be found on the streets of many European cities (Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Barcelona, etc.) and some non-European cities (Hong Kong, New York..).

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The artist’s main purpose is to actively claw back public spaces.

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BELOW: As Clet mounted his “smile” installation on Palazzo Pubblico the artist declared, “with one little line, there is a transformation from a historic palazzo to a communication of modernity.”

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For more information on Clet’s work you can contact jay@graffikgallery.co.uk, 284 Portobello Rd, London, T. +44 (0)20 8354 3592

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ART: BEN OAKLEY GALLERY & NO FORMAT PROUDLY PRESENT ‘URBAN BARRIER’

 Picture Ben Oakley ‘Nearly Buffed’

It was an ordinary day. No different to any other. I was walking through Greenwich when I stopped in my tracks. Usually I find nothing more intimidating than being in a small shop or gallery. Just me…and the shopkeeper/owner. But I found the visual attraction too great and my sense of self awareness seemed to dissipate as I curiously wandered into Ben Oakley’s Art Gallery. Camera phone in hand I had gone into auto pilot….

Artist Rowan Newton www.rowannewton.co.uk

And then just like that my imagination bubble was interrupted as my friend shouted me from the gallery door…‘Becks Becks…come here…look look…’

I ran out of the gallery after her…‘What what?’ I exclaimed…looking around. Was it a bird?! Was it a plane! No… no it was a celebrity. Sat in the distance eating their lunch (chips actually. Yes I was almost as shocked as you. Don’t get me wrong..I’m not sneering at the opportunity to watch a celeb eat..). I darted back in to the gallery suddenly alert of our rudeness, apologetic to the gallery owner (whom I now know as Ben Oakley) as I became aware of our intrusive and childish running about. All over the shop. That excitement of discovery – whilst the opportunity is there.. doesn’t happen everyday.

“Western society do to Mogwai what it has done to all of nature’s gifts” Mr Wing – Gremlins

And so with that – I have a ‘not to be missed’ date for your diary!

‘Urban Barrier’ is an exhibition to be held in one of London’s biggest and newest art spaces entitled ‘No Format’ which is a stones skim away from the Thames Barrier and apparently rapidly becoming the new art core destination. It features forty Urban and Contemporary Artists including Guy Denning, Static, David Bray, Ray Richardson, RYCA, Otto Schade, Jef Aerosol, Carne Griffiths, Pam Glew plus many more!

Preview Evening: 7th December 5.30 – 9.30 (After Party 9.30 – LATE: RSVP)
Exhibition Dates: 8th December – 23rd December: Thurs- Sundays 11.30 – 5pm.

The preview night will be: artists in attendance, live & very good music by ‘SOFT WAX’, Art Raffles, Unlucky Dip and some Random Art giveaways.

EXHIBITION VENUE:
No Format – Second Floor Studios & Arts, Harrington Way, London SE18 5NR
Train: Charlton Woolwich Dockyard DLR: Woolwich Arsenal
Bus: 180, 177, 161, 472
All media enquiries/invitations: info@benoakleygallery.com

And if that wasn’t enough – listen to these! Indie pop duo from Sydney  Nolita Knights – who are Dylan Thomas (vocals, guitar) and Kobe Laurence (drums).

LINKS

www.benoakleygallery.com

www.noformat.co.uk

www.nolitaknights.com

Invite your friends on facebook HERE

Have a good day… Becksxx

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